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Ananti Penthouse Invitation

“Ananti Penthouse Invitation”

 

Since 2014, Pacom has worked on a book project for Emerson Pacific Group.

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About Ananti Penthouse

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The Ananti Penthouse is premium resort condominium complexes near Seoul and in Busan.
The penthouses took a lengthy 5 years to complete. Be it the construction, the interior, the sufficient natural lighting and environmental planning, were all done by the professionals in each field. The best feature was its Eco-friendly IMTEC system that uses an automated cold/hot water running system throughout the resort to adjusting the indoor temperature. To simplify there is no air conditioner and heater in the penthouse be it summer or winter. The guests will be able to enjoy the abundant green shower throughout their stay for total relaxation.

Pacom’s Involvement

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Emerson Pacific Group is widely known for its Ananti chain of a golf and resort operator.
In 2014 Emerson Pacific gave public notice of a printing bid and Pacom Korea had participated in a tender.
Emerson Pacific chose to work with Pacom Korea because Pacom Korea provides one stop integrated solution, from planning to final delivery as well as competitive price. And they impressed our tight control on paper and raw material supplies, delivery, and cost which makes it possible for us to return significant savings to our customer.

Special Invitation

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To celebrate opening premium resort in Busan, special invitation was made. What makes this invitation so special is the physical size of the invitation compared to normal invitation made by the card format. Because they love to show Ananti Penthouse surrounded with beautiful landscape and nature.

Paper specifications

The invitation was printed using coated paper stock and varnishes are applied to the entire printing surface in order to give the page a smooth and consistent texture but also having the added benefit of sealing the printed material to help preserve it better.

To express the leather texture on cover, Embossing coating was applied.

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Book Binding

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A unique feature of the invitation is saddle stitch without staples. Bookbinding tools designed to insert band into the spine (saddle) of folded printed matter.

Going Forward

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Emerson Pacific was pleased with the result of test printing done by Pacom. Since 2014, they use Pacom for printing of the bi-monthly publication, Ananti Pent House.

Honolulu Fashion Week

“Honolulu Fashion Week”

 

Pacom began a new project with Watermark Publishing in 2015.


About Honolulu Fashion Week

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HONOLULU Magazine has launched Honolulu Fashion Week in 2014.
HONOLULU Fashion Week presented by Hawaiian Airlines has showcased high fashion and design in Hawai‘i. HONOLULU Fashion Week has been to bring together some of the state’s top fashion and accessory designers, as well as other nationally and internationally renowned designers.

Pacom’s Involvement

HONOLULU Fashion Week was first book to be published in 2015. Trendy color and high photography within the book required. So the pantone orange color throughout the book were used on text. Pacom was more careful to match the color for runway and models photo shoot.

Gold foil stamping with Debossing

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A beautiful part of this book has Scuff-free Velvet Matte Flim lamination.
Scuff-free Velvet Matte Flim lamination makes this book feel soft touch and become more resistant to scratches compared to other coating such as film lamination. The cover also features gloss foil stamping with debossing.

Slipcase

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In order to promote the Honolulu fashion week book, the client wanted to make slipcase in the limited quantities. In comparison to the book, the concept of slipcase was clean and simple. Pacom applied the Scuff-free Velvet Matte Flim lamination with glossy gold foil stamping only. And the slipcase is opened on the left side so that the spine shows.

Going forward

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The customer was very satisfied with the quality and sent us thanks for hard working and detail advice for production.

Since the project of HONOLULU Fashion Week, Watermark Publishing became a royal customer of Pacom.
So far, 4 projects had completed and the customer has requested the another projects.

Save the Children

“Save the Children”

 

Pacom have worked on a book project for Save the Children since 2011.


About this book

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‘Save the Children’ has conducted programs for multicultural families.
The double language program ‘Double language, double joy’ is helping children born in South of Korea between foreign mothers and Korean fathers. By letting them read traditional fairy tales from both countries, they will understand and interact both parents’ countries’ language and culture and grow up healthily
The book of ‘Double language, double joy’ is composed of traditional fairy tales according to age and level of the child.

Designed by Pacom Korea

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Pacom Korea chose illustrators, mainly students, to give amateurs an opportunity on 2011 and it took around 8 months to design the book of ‘Double language, double joy’. The books are classified in 4 levels, and each book are produced in Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian versions and also each language versions consist of different fairy tales for understanding cultural difference. All sets have 6 fairy tales, 1 activity book and 1 guideline book. Thus, the 128 books were designed by Pacom Korea. Pacom Korea focused on developing a practical and useful teaching material, by giving priority to the balance of text and illustration, developmental stages of children and their age, and cultural elements of each country in the designing process.

Special Package

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Eight books which consist of 6 fairy tales, 1 activity book and 1 guideline book are packaged in a specially designed box. Because we want children to carry easily and make children feel a sense of accomplishment when they are step up.

One Stop service

Books designed in 2011 have been delivered every quarter to 20 Multicultural Family Support Center at various places all over the country since 2012. Designs are upgraded annually and Pacom offers one-stop integrated solution from planning to final delivery.

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An expert in printing

“The Web Press team”

 

Proudly introducing, Pacom’s Web Press Team.


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The web press team has a nickname around the company. They are known as “The team that never sleeps”. That’s because the web press equipment never stops until a project is finished… This dedicated team consists of nine members and they handle the largest and most expensive equipment at Pacom Korea. When the presses are running, it’s a feat to see. Walking into the area you will see electric forklifts skillfully maneuvering huge rolls of paper with such accuracy so as to not slow down the fast moving process. While that is happening, the sorting machines are aligning the “hot off the presses” paper and quickly folding them with precision. From the equipment to the people to the non stop action, this is a state of the art printing system.

It’s about the People

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The team starts with “the cute guy” Mr. Lee. Mr. Lee is originally from China. When he first came to Pacom, he spoke very little Korean, so he had to use quite a bit of body language. But after only one year, he has become very familiar and at east with work and life in Korea.
Mr. Choi Eun Hwan is an avid lover of the outdoors. He especially loves the mountains and winter. On his off days, he is looking for someone to go take a hike with (Incidentally, hiking is a hugely popular pastime in Korea. Be sure to ask us if you are ever interested in taking a hike. We can get one of the project managers to go with you!)
Mr. Gu Bon Seong is known for always being kind to his coworkers. He truly believes in team players. He is quite proud and excited these days as his son just entered the Korean Military Academy this year. It’s quite an accomplishment and we do wish his son the best of luck!
Mr. Nam Jin Man is determined to be one of the healthiest members of the team. He commutes to Pacom on his bicycle daily (unless it’s a rainy day), and he has successfully stopped smoking this year! Richard Simmons, look out!
Mr. Yu Chae Hyon is known to be quite the lovebird. His wife just gave birth recently so he is inspired to work very hard for the family.
Mr. Kim Do Won is known for his slender physique. Every is quite jealous of him (myself included) because he is also known for eating unbelievable amounts of food. Yes, Koreans are not too fond of people with high metabolisms… What could be his secret?
Finally there is Mr. Sin Jeong Hak. Mr Hak is the one everyone calls when something is broken. His nickname is “MacGyver” after the beloved US television show (Yes, it came out over in Korea as well and was a big hit here too). It’s a rumor but I heard that one time, when the web press was strangely down, he was able to get it fixed in 5 minutes only using a stick of chewing gum, a nail file from a project manager and Part # 44345 Transistor alternator coupler for Web Presses. Hmm Maybe the chewing gum and nail file wasn’t as important… but still. He really can fix anything.

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All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy

To make a team work as fluidly as the web press team, it takes a unique bond that goes beyond the company walls. The coworkers go on a group fishing trip every year and they treat each other like family. They share stories about their lives and lean on each other during hard times. It’s an important part of keeping a healthy and strong bond that can accomplish the greatest of successes possible.

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We are proud to introduce you to the web press team and we hope you enjoy learning about them as well.

Peck Peck Peck

“Peck Peck Peck”

 

In 2014, Pacom worked on a book project for JY books.

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About this book

Peck Peck Peck is a picture book about a baby woodpecker. On the opening page, the bird is learning how to peck a tree. The little guy soon gets carried away and pecks not just through a tree, but also through a hat, a mat, tennis rackets, and a jacket. This book takes readers through an entire house from the front door to the bathroom. They grow more numerous as the woodpecker gets more and more carried away. With the detailed illustrations done in thick, dark lines and rhymes that flow easily.

Carbon Printing

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The interesting parts of this book have an invisible dot matrix called carbon printing. When you scan the text or pictures, an optical sensor reads an invisible dot matrix on each page that triggers exiting audio interactions. Especially Pacom Korea concentrated carbon printing part because making sounds of Reader pen clear decided to adjust ink density and dry time.

Book Binding

One of unique features has holes on board cover and there are also small cutout circles on each page. As a baby woodpecker becomes better and better at pecking, there are more and more holes to stick little fingers through.

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Going Forward

JY books bought the copyright from Walker Books in London. JY books showed the satisfaction on the making of this book as well as quality. Peck Peck Peck has become popular in Korea. Pacom Korea is in the process of reprinting these books.

Funfabulous Vancouver

“Funfabulous Vancouver”

 

Pacom Korea began a new project with Dukedom Music & Publishing.

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About this book

Pacom Korea began a new project with Dukedom Music & Publishing. This hard cover book was printed in April of 2014.

Panoramic style

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Of particular interest was the books unique size, 330mm x 165mm. The book’s layout was landscape because many of the photos were taken in a panoramic style to highlight the many sights of Vancouver, Canada.

Postcards

Additionally 16 pages of the book, Each card has perforations to allow the owner to send the card to loved ones.

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Being that the postcards needed to qualify for mailing standards and specifications, the paper was required to be in this case, the text pages are 150 gsm gloss art and the postcards are 250 gsm gloss art.

Wide book

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This turned out to be a slight challenge as the width was so long that a machine could not be used. Pacom has faced the challenge of needing to produce books manually and therefore they were up to making this special book a reality.

Handcrafted

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Pacom is well equipped for hand crafted books such as this. Large bindings require not only manpower but also an eye for quality. The plant managers stepped through each step of each book, carefully inspecting the bindings to ensure they would last for a very long time. This is especially the case when various types of paper thickness are used in the binding.

Going Forward

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The customer was very pleased with the results. Labors of love. Pacom understands that each book is not just paper and print. It’s so much more when done right.

In 2015, the customer has requested on a reprint of the Cuban version of We look forward to diving into the project.

Etrave & Schiffe

“Etrave & Schiffe”

 

In 2009 – 2010, Pacom Korea worked on a book project for French publisher Michel LAFON.

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About this book

This hard cover book has two versions, Etraves is the title for the French version and Schiffe is the title for the German version.

Sizing it up

What makes this book so unique is the physical size of the book.
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Coming in at 290 mm x 446 mm, this book is towering over many other periodicals.

Expanded layouts

Several of the spreads in the book were gate folds that expanded even greater to show such detail.
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Quality first

Creating oversized books is a specialty of Pacom Korea. Often most binders do not have the skill to consistently make such a book. Going with the a binding company that does not have the experience can result in a book block that collapses over time or even during the process of making the book.

Handcrafted

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Other than the folding, everything on the book’s binding process was a manual process. Collation, sewing, book blocking, book casing was all done manually and with a meticulousness that only companies like Pacom can provide.
As can be expected the time it took to produce the book in quantity was longer than a typical book production but that is the necessary method to having a quality finished product.

 

Color Matching

The beautiful colors and rich content within the book required that color be concise and spot on. Six different pantone colors were used to each signature and a screen print of Agfa Sublima 240lpi, that combines the merits of both AM and FM screening. Generally most books require a line print of 175 with AM screening only, but this book had special requirements. Thanks to using this solution, the highlights became fresh looking and the shadows became richer but more elaborate.
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Prepress’s capabilities

Quite a bit time was spent researching critical issues with consistent printing on such large images. Banding projects were a potential and therefore the Prepress team took great care to make several plate tests to resolve this issue.

It was a pleasure to work on this project and have the chance to show our capabilities in the area of oversized book production. It’s a challenging process and one that we accept with pride.

Make Faces

“Make Faces”

 

In 2014, Pacom Korea was involved in producing a wonderful children’s activity books:

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About this book

Make Faces is a book that contains fifty-two images of everyday and unexpected objects provide the perfect canvases for creating funny, quirky, and completely original faces. Just add eyes, noses, mouths, ears, hair, and more from 6 vinyl sticker sheets packed with expressive features and other amusing accessories. Give a sunny-side up egg zipped lips, add a moustache, and mix and match eyes and brows. Make the moon (and a dumpling and a baseball) happy, or sad, or mad. And don’t stop there-doodle and add speech bubbles to complete the characters. It’s the ultimate face book!

Pacom’s Involvment

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Pacom has participated in the Tokyo International Book Fair (TIBF) since 2007. It was at this book fair that Pacom came to know Dainippon, a printing company from Japan. In 2014, Dainippon was working with publisher Chronicle Books to develop a new book called Make Faces.

Dainippon chose to work with Pacom Korea, Inc., because of Pacom’s recognition as have one of the largest twin wire-o binderies in Asia. Their recognition of quality production made the two companies a strong match to produce this book.

 

Safety First

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Chronicle Books saw the advantage of using Pacom’s patented clinching wire edge process for the wire-o binding. By clinching the edge, the edge of the wire-o is not a sharp point, something that is important when producing a book that is meant for children to play with.

 

Safety Throughout

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Being that the book is meant for children, Pacom and Dainippon both ensured that the book met requirements and conforms to ASTM F963, EN-71, and CPSIA 2008 safety standards.

 

Book Binding Challenges

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A very unique feature of the book was the square back of the book binding. In order to make the back of the book flat but keep the dimensions of the book the same, it required that Pacom to come up with a process to glue the cover of the book and attach it to the wire-o. This took quite a while to perfect this process as initial attempts caused the folded portion to not stay together. In the end, Pacom was able to find a technique that allowed for consistent quality on the glued edge which resulted in a quality finish end.

Paper Specifications

Paper Specifications

Being that this book was an activity book where children could draw faces required that the paper be printed with clear colors and yet keep the ability to draw on it as easy as possible. Therefore, the book was printed using uncoated paper stock and a water-based glossy varnish not only to enhance the color but also to prevent set-off.

 

Stickers

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Along with being able to draw, six sheets of stickers come with the book allowing children to add cute stickers to enhance their drawings. The pages and sticker sheets, although different media, would bind easily on the wire-o configuration.

Going Forward

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Authors Tupera Tupera are Tatsuya Kameyama and Atsuko Nakagawa, illustrators and designers based in Japan. They are also the author and illustrator of Polar Bear’s Underwear. Tupera Tupera as well as Chronicle Books showed their satisfaction on the making of this book. Discussions on making the Japanese version reprint of this book are in the works. We hope to have a long lasting relationship with them as well as Dainippon.

Anne Neilson

“May Angels Surround You Always”

 

In 2014, Pacom worked with Anne Neilson on a special project:

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The Angel Series Boxed Note Card Set

Anne Neilson is nationally known for her Angel Series paintings and has captured the interest of discerning art collectors. Her works hang in both public and private collections across the country. Anne currently resides in North Carolina, USA.

 


The Angels Series

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In October 2012 Neilson self-published Angels in Our Mist. This beautiful art book shares inspiration and personal stories behind her Angel Series Paintings. Neilson will release her second book, Strokes of Compassion at the end of 2014.

Pacom’s Involvement

Anne Neilson has been working with Pacom Korea, Inc to produce these books as well as a very special boxed note card set. This box set continues to develop the Angel series and makes a unique gift and keepsake item for loved ones.

The Box Set

The Angels Notecard and Box contains 4 card designs, 24 cards in total. The cards and matching envelopes are placed in a custom designed keepsake box.

Paper Sourcing

 

A strong texture cloth material was selected for the box itself. This came from the respected paper supplier, Dong-A (South Korea)

The Envelope

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Anne wanted a unique envelope flap, something that might seem unassuming at first, but this proved to be a somewhat difficult task. Normally envelope flaps are round and/or short. To produce the extended flap required a bit of rethinking on how to precisely cut the edge.

Embossing

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The front, top and bottom contain embossing to accentuate the detail of the casing.

Keepsake quality

 

Knowing that people would use the box for years to put special keepsake items, the box has a magnet embedded to keep it snapped closed.

Looking Forward

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The boxed note card set has been well received and Anne continues to work with Pacom Korea on future projects. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to such projects that bring art and creativity to life.

Wire-O Clinching Technique

Wire-O Clinching Technique

In 2010, Pacom was awarded by the Korean Intellectual Property Office patent #: 10-118556 for it’s invention of “Apparatus for clinching an edge of a twin ring”. This technique is a method of making a crimped end for Wire-O bindings.

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