Shrink Wrapping Magazines and Brochures

Our best-selling shrink wrap materials are centerfold polyolefin and PVC shrink wrap rolls. The centerfold rolls are versatile and allow users to wrap multiple sized objects efficiently. In this post, we are going to demonstrate with pictures and a video of how to wrap brochures, catalogs, or books with centerfold heat shrink wrap. In this post, we will be using a centerfold PVC shrink wrap. Click on the previous post to view PVC and polyolefin shrink wrap differences.

Starting Snapshot We are using an I-Bar sealer with a 500 ft. roll of centerfold shrink wrap. We will be wrapping a Pampered Chef catalog. Our I-Bar seal temperature is set to the middle heat setting.

Snapshot 2 (5-16-2013 7-36 PM) First, seal the open end of the shrink wrap roll. This makes two closed sides on the roll. The side you have just sealed and the creased side. Once the seal is complete, remove excess film.

Magazine Into Shrink Wrap Insert the magazine into the corner of the sealed side and the fold crease. Once inserted, seal the other side of the magazine and remove excess film. This seal will make three closed sides around the magazine. This seal will also be the beginning seal for your next product.

Seal Last Open Shrink Wrap SideUse the sealer to seal the last open side around the magazine. and remove excess film.

Shrink Wrapped MagazineMagazine with all open sides sealed. Notice the excess film around the magazine. This offers room around the magazine for the film to shrink.

Heat Gun UseApply heat with a heat gun on low settings. Always keep the gun moving and at least 6 inches away from the film.

Watch the video below to see the finished product and all of these steps in action. If you have any questions call us at 1-800-441-5090.

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