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Braille is raised writing for the visually impaired. Its manufacturing technique is the same as that used to make an embossing.
Shaping consisting in making larger or smaller holes. The perforation is used to pre-cut the cardboard to detach it.
Embossing is a technique that aims to create raised shapes in cardboard. In professional jargon, the embossing creates in the cardboard a raised pattern and the embossing a hollow pattern. The method is as follows: a metal die and a plastic counter-form are stuck on a press on which the pattern and its inverted image are respectively engraved. The support is then placed between these two parts and then strongly pressed to obtain a precise deformation, permanent and in volume.
Separation and evacuation of waste material around cut-out elements in the sheet after using a cut-out shape.
Operation which consists in sticking a transparent PVC window on cardboard so as to make the product appear once the box is closed. This operation is done mechanically at Mizenbox. This makes it possible to work six times faster than with manual glueing.
The wedges make it possible to stabilize one or more products in a box and keep them in a fixed position. The shapes are multiple and adapted to the products. Many tricks are used for this type of realization giving life to sometimes complex foldings.
Closing system of the boxes preventing its opening. The tips and techniques are variable depending on the desire to lock more or less strongly. The lock may, for example, open only if the box is torn.

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Offset is a printing process derived from lithography, using the reciprocal repulsion principle of water and fatty inks. The image is reproduced by photogravure on a smooth cylinder, distinguishing hydrophilic surfaces and hydrophobic surfaces. Inks applied to the cylinder only mark hydrophobic surfaces. An intermediate rubber cylinder, called the blanket, then transfers the image to the print medium.
Pantone is a system that includes a complete range of 747 standard colors obtained by combining 9 basic inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, red, rhodamine red, warm red, process blue, reflex blue). Added to this range of particular colors (fluorescent, golden or silver)
Digital printing is a production, directly on a printer, and in their final version, of documents formatted by computer processing. In digital printing, inks are usually powdered and baked on the surface of the paper. This type of printing often leaves a glossy finish regardless of the type of cardboard used. The size limit of the sheets used is often 32 cm x 45 cm, which restricts the format of the documents to be produced. The ink is more surfaced, it is more fragile to friction and folding. Given its cost, this type of printing is reserved for short runs.
The “machine” varnish is the term used when finishing is processed online, directly on the offset press, in agreement with the applied inks. This is a protective varnish.
UV varnish is used to embellish the document, and to prolong its durability. Drying is done by ultraviolet rays.
Serigraphic varnish is a very thick varnish and high quality that protects and embellishes a support. It brings a strong added value to the product, giving it a very shiny or satiny appearance. The screen-printing varnish is made with a thick ink on the same principles as screen printing. Its thickness gives a sensation of raise to the touch.
Also called “water varnish”, this varnish is made with the lowest refractive index of all finishes and has a high transparency. It protects the printed product, so it can resist yellowing of the paper longer. Acrylic varnishes have the advantage of not feeling present and drying very quickly. In general, they have good UV resistance.
Selective varnish can highlight well defined areas on the support only. The selective varnish can be glossy or matte.
Laminator or laminating machine a plastic film on a surface. It increases the life of the printed product by allowing it to resist moisture, stains of any kind, tears,… The keeping in time of the documents thus protected can go up to several months, even several years, depending on the use that is made of it. It makes packaging more attractive by giving it a qualitative aspect and can therefore help to create the act of purchase. It allows subsequent treatments such as silk-screen varnish, hot foil stamping, embossing … which will also help to create the act of purchase.
Gilding is a method of raise and hot printing of gold leaf patterns and by extension of metallized flat areas and colors.