Auto-Box is a full-service converting and finishing company, serving the print and graphic arts community both locally and nationwide.
We provide industry-leading capabilities with the dedicated service of a smaller more agile converter – all in-house. Count on us to handle your projects quickly, accurately, and professionally.
Auto-Box is conveniently located in the suburbs of St. Louis. We’ll do whatever is necessary to deliver superior products and services for our customers – guaranteed.
Lamination is a poly film that is applied to a printed sheet. There are many different types of film offered, depending on the final application of the finished product. There is gloss, matte, and satin finishes. Dry erase compatible and scuff-resistant, among others. Choosing the correct lamination film will help you achieve the results required for the success of your printed piece.
Mounting is when we take a printed sheet and adhere it to a ridged substrate that may not be compatible with high-resolution graphics. This is a very straight forward process. We apply an adhesive across the entire backside of a printed sheet, then press the substrate to the sheet through adjustable squeeze rollers. The most common substrate we mount sheets to is chipboard, "B" or "E" flute corrugated material.
Die Cutting is the process of contour cutting of a piece. Auto-Box offers a wide array of die cutting options. From small format to large format, hand-fed to fully automated with a strip out station. This is one of our strongest capabilities we bring to the marketplace.
Tab Cutting and Mylar Reinforcing is done on our Scott 10000. Have the size range to cut tabs for Franklin planers up to 3 ring binders. Auto-Box has the ability to Mylar reinforce both the spine and or the tabs. We can use clear film or a variety of colors available.
Shrinkwrapping is an excellent complement to any job. It offers protection, organization and is ascetically pleasing when you open a carton of printed materials. Auto-Box can handle small piece runs to high volume projects on our automated machine.
Folder / Gluers use automation to inline fold, and glue die cut pieces such as pocket folders, auto-bottom boxes, and drink holders to name a few. Auto-Box has the ability to inline fold and glue SBS board, cover stocks, and corrugated.
Folding at Auto-Box is one extreme or the other. As you can see, we only have two folders: a pharmaceutical folder and a large format folder. There are a lot of folders to cover the 40" market. Auto-Box wanted to fill the gap on the other two ends of the spectrum by offering these services.
Cutting is essential to Auto-Box's process. We have the equipment, experience, and the manpower to take on your complex or large cutting projects.
Miscellaneous Equipment, well, there is too much to list. Auto-Box has several pieces of peripheral finishing equipment to complement most projects. We offer grommets, eyelets, kleen stick, mechanical binding, and many other services.
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