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Tech Note 106: Belly Band Specifications PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 August 2012 12:48

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Pricing

PRICING MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE THICKNESS OF THE MAGAZINE, STOCKS USED AND SIZE OF BELLY BAND. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR PRICING.

 

Book Size

Minimum: 6 x 8
Maximum: 12 x 16

 

Thickness of Book

Minimum: 3/16” (Ideally 1/4" or more)
Maximum: 3/4”

THIN OR FLIMSY MAGAZINES WILL MOST LIKELY CAUSE THE MACHINE TO RUN AT A SLOWER SPEED. PRICING MAY NEED TO BE ALTERED TO ADJUST FOR THE SLOWDOWN. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

 

Belly Band

Width: 6” 
Length: Varies depending on magazine size
Overlap: Not more than 1” (7/8" Ideal) 
Paper: 80lb or 100lb text

BANDS WILL GLUE TO ITSELF AND TO THE PUBLICATION (OPPOSITE SIDE) WITH GLUE SIMILAR TO THE TYPE USED WITH TIP-ONS.

 

General Mailing Issues

Belly band cannot obscure title and mailing address

Must be tightly secured to prevent movement

The mailing label should not be affixed to the band because of the risk of the band being detached thereby making the host publication undeliverable.

Belly banded publications that mail at Standard rates can mail without a polybag. A 6” band is recommended and the band must glue to the publication. The weight of the band will figure into the postage.

Belly banded publications that mail at Periodical rates can mail without a polybag. A 6” band is recommended and the band must glue to the publication.  If there is advertising on the band it will be included in the advertising percentage of the publication.

 

Polybagging

Belly banded publications that mail at Standard rates in a polybag can mail with a 6” belly band. The weight of the band along with the polybag will be included in the postage.

Belly banded publications that mail at Periodical rates in a polybag must adhere to the following guidelines:

     *Belly band must have the endorsement “Supplement to” followed by the name of the publication

     *Belly bands can be 100% advertising matter

Failure to meet these requirements will result in the belly band being considered a non-permissible enclosure and subject to Ride Along rates.

 

Co-Mailing

Belly banded publications that Co-Mail should adhere to the following specifications:

Cover 1 Inkjet Copies

     *Overlap must be on cover 4 with the spine side of the band overlapping the face side

     *Placement must be a minimum of 3” from the foot

     *Belly band must be tacked to cover 4

 

Cover 4 Inkjet Copies

     *Overlap must be on cover 1 with spine side of the band overlapping the face side

     *Placement must be a minimum of 3” from the head

     *Belly band must be tacked to cover

 

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For further information, please call 1-800-647-0035 or email Cummings Printing Tech Support at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 13:25
 

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