Monday, May 12, 2014

Make-UR-Own Book System

Make-UR-Own Book System (MUOBS) & Punched Papers  

A simple and fast system for preparation of information for meetings, programs, events, education, training and downloads from the web. The same system can be used for both a personal binding system and an office copy center. For  companies of all sizes...from single person operations to business with thousands of staff. 

Combines our component pre-punched papers & other book parts and plastic coils to simplify and speed assembly & organizing of information, editing, and creating presentations. 

Used for creation and editing of…  
  • Journals - ruled and plain paper pages. 
  • Work books or Project books - with our unique pocket cover sets. 
  • Presentations - with a back pocket and front cover & die- cut window.  

System consists of 
Packaged components Covers, dividers, papers, journal sheets, graph paper, astronomy and blueprint paper, pocket cover sets, file pockets and a color coded index, and regular journal books.  

Custom printed pages (1-4 color) can be produced. Call for more information. Equipment & Supplies 
  • Plastic coil - available for thickness books in 3 colors.  
  • Hand cutter - crimper. 
  • Optional: auto plastic coil inserter.

What makes our system and parts special?  

Our components 
  • Choice of plain papers for finished presentations; for downloaded document printing; and drawing or writing. 
  • Color choices of covers and dividers.
  • Specialized pages.
  • Pocket covers, File pockets.
  • Color coded indexes.  
Plastic coil binding
  • Easily editable with a simple tool called a Crimper-Cutter. 
  • Non-crushable - an important feature for handling and mailing.
  • Inexpensive materials - compared to any other binding system. 
  • Convenient - binding and editing can be done anywhere.
  • No expensive machines necessary. 
General Plastic Coil Binding information 

Plastic Coil Spiral Binding is a standard binding system. Pitch: The common binding punch pitch for office use is 4 holes per inch (4:1).  

However, there are actually 2 of these. One is a true .25” center to center. The other is GBC Binding .2375”. RAAND uses the true .25” pitch punching on all its products. The same coils are used for both punched pitches. 

ORDER AVAILABILITY Component parts, equipment and supplies are available from our online store, customer service, or use our printed and downloadable order forms for faxing or emailing.

Thank you,

Beryl Frank, President
RAAND Print Specialties

Give us a call at 518-465-3248 or drop us an email at customerservice@raand.com. Visit us at www.raand.com!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Company Stores


Company Stores

Company stores can serve two entirely different purposes. We partner with our clients to create customized company stores for their unique needs, plus provide our clients with access to a wide range of office supplies, promotional items and educational support products.


PURPOSE A
Management of your printing requirements for any of the following reasons:
  • Control re-ordering of customized print, promotional, and office product items.
  • For high volume office supply items, maintaining inventory & having a consolidated order point.
  • Allocating costs to client locations that are pulling from inventory or ordering customized items.
  • Maintaining brand consistency. 
  • Simplifying the ordering and management of printed, promotional, and office items.
  • A single location for items with heavy supply requirements.
  • Service provides saving on expensive office space, staff time, and inventory control.
  • Computerized monthly inventory reports.  
PURPOSE B
An online store for members, or employees, or affiliates to purchase limited products, such as:
  • Uniforms.
  • Items available for occupational needs, with company branding.
  • Template based business cards.
  • Items for affiliates or franchisees.
Our Support
Along with our ability to help client’s purchase all the items required for these stores, we are here to support our client(s) to initiate, operate, warehouse and fulfill orders through these stores. A store can be setup to operate as a profit center, or as a service for the users.

As an example of the store service we provide, take a look at the RAAND Store. Visualize a store designed with your graphics, logos, content, and product. We can review your needs and see if the service we provide fits your organizational requirements.
If you purchase items from RAAND, the cost for setting up and maintaining a personalized Company Store is either free or nominal depending on the client’s needs. Remember, this is not a retail store service, but a customized Company Store designed with your needs in mind.

Company Stores can be a valuable resource for companies wanting to simplify and minimize their operations, so they can focus on core operations and growth.

Beryl Frank
President
RAAND Print Specialties, LLC

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Unique Binding System



A Unique Binding System

created by RAAND Print Specialties

Having been in the printing business a long time, I have seen, used and applied a number of different binding systems. Each has its place. There is no universal system due to various requirements and applications. From experience with classroom supplies, architects offices, law firms, engineers… we have decided to create , manufacture and invest in this system. An current incentive for this is the newer digital, and short run approaches to information accumulation and generation. We hope this will contribute to more efficient work and learning experiences.

CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL…we have created a unique system. Not because any of the parts are unique, but because you cannot currently find, on the internet, a place where they are all combined into a system. Our system parts include plastic spiral coils, various text, divider and cover weight papers, printed and special color text, back covers and protective acetate which are all pre-punched and round cornered. These are all compatible with our ruled journal/workbooks, often a starting point in a project. 

CALL it what you will…
  • A workbook system
  • A pre-punched paper system
  • A  project documentation system
  • A classroom note system
  • A  creative journal system
  • A make your own personal book system
  • A semi-permanent book binding system
  • A composite book system
We look forward to it being a valuable tool for business and the classroom…. and will continue to build and maintain it for various applications.

THE RAAND PRE-PUNCHED PAPER  BIND SYSTEM
Description:  44 hole, 4: 1 hole spacing, dd holes,  2 round corners
PLASTIC SPIRAL COILS

The system uses standard Spiral Plastic Coils for the actual binding.



This plastic coil binding method is used in our system because…

  1. It takes no special equipment to do a few
  2. Books; a crimper-cutter tool is helpful however.
  3. It can be compiled and bound at one’s desk.
  4. The coils are relatively inexpensive.
  5. There is no reasonable thickness limits, small or large
  6. The books open 360 degrees
  7. The coils and binding is strong
  8. The binding travel well, as it is not crushable.

PRE-PUNCHED PAPERS
Journal/Workbooks
The Journal/Workbook is often the starting point of any project.
We produce and supply all the following compatible parts to provide a comprehensive, flexible system.

Text weight papers, blank, white
  • 20/50 lb machine friendly bond
  • 80lb Vellum Text for presentations and drawings

Special Papers
  • 24/60lb ruled Journal paper, both sides
  • 24/60lb blue for astronomy and blue print simulation
  • 24/60 graph papers – 2 grid sizes, 5mm& 10mm

Cover/divider weight - 65lb cover
  • 5 colors - blue, gold, kelly green, red, teal

Cover weight - 80lb cover
  • 2 whites - Bright White, Natural white
  • 2 colors – scarlet, sunflower yellow

Special Covers
  • Chipboard - for back covers
  • Clear Acetate – for protective covers
We are considering other parts, and would like to hear from our visitors  about their ideas.

Appreciate your interest,
Beryl Frank

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Using Color Coding in Business


Using Color Coding in Business
Beryl Frank, RAAND President



Apply through the products we have available for you…



Color schemes are applied to signify: process, safety level, urgency, order, product group, activity, phase, market, location, paths.



Color is used in different product groups we offer, such as; filing, the desktop, forms, signage, marketing, promotional items, instructional materials.



You can integrate color with other systems, such as: numbers, alpha systems, or icons.



Color is a useful tool, but, there are so many options that the use of color can become confusing. Color is used everywhere to either send a message, create a feeling, or for organization. So how do you setup a color system in your work environment to improve organizational efficiency?



My suggestion is to rely on the old adage….“Everything is good in moderation”. Find the most important areas to organize. If there is a more specific and economical approach, such as icons, materials, shapes, signs…use them instead of color or in combination with the basic universal messages that color implies. Avoid color systems in your work environment that would have conflicts in your industry.



From my experience universal color messages would be: RED or PINK is Hot; GREEN is Money, Environmental, or Action; YELLOW is, either an Alert or an Idea; BLUE is a color that is free of business connotations, but might be applied based on its connection to natural phenomenon as water or sky.



IN PRINT - Color attributes can be applied using…



Paper

Single Forms: can be printed on a wide selection of paper colors economically.

Multipart Forms: normally about 6 colors available. 
Edge Glued Forms: come in standard sequences, depending on the number of parts Covers: use color covers for reports, or on documents such as court papers.



Ink

Standard ink colors are economical for identification using custom or stock labels, and other printed items



Four Color Process

Mainly for marketing materials or providing a representation of your color systems. These colors can also be represented digitally a well to carry your message.



Binding Edge

COLOR TAPE: use on custom imprinted legal pads.

PLASTIC COILS: color coils can be ordered in our Make-UR-Own books system in combination with a variety of cover colors and stocks.



Custom Filing Products

We provide Smead products that offer color options in various materials. Smead is a big proponent and partner for the use of color.



Give us a call at 518-465-3248 or drop us an email at customerservice@raand.com. Visit us at www.raand.com!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Using color coding in business

Color schemes are applied to many things, such as: identification by process, safety level, urgency, order, product group, activity, phase, market

Color can be used in different environments, such as for filing, for the desktop, for Forms, for posts, for signage,

You can combine color with numbering systems, alpha systems, or icons.

Color is a useful tool, but, there are so many options that the use of color can become confusing. Color is used everywhere to either send a message, create a feeling, or for organization. So how do you setup a color system in your work environment to improve organizational efficiency?

My suggestion is to rely on the old adage….“Everything is good in moderation”. Find the most important areas to organize. If there is a more specific and economical approach, such as icons, materials, shapes, signs…use them instead of color or in combination with the basic universal messages that color implies. Avoid color systems in your work environment that would have conflicts in your industry.

From my experience universal color messages would be: RED or PINK is Hot; GREEN is Money, Environmental, or Action; YELLOW is, either an Alert or an Idea; BLUE is a color that is free of business connotations, but might be applied based on its connection to natural phenomenon as water or sky.

I bring up color systems because you can apply them through products we have available for you. 


Color attributes can be applied using…

PAPER
Single Forms: can be printed on a wide selection of paper colors economically.


Multipart Forms: normally about 6 colors available.
Edge Glued Forms: come in standard sequences, depending on the number of parts
Covers: use color covers for reports, or on documents such as court papers.

INK
Standard ink colors are economical for identification using custom or stock labels, and other printed items.

FOUR COLOR PROCESS
Applicable for marketing materials or providing a representation of your color systems on 1 sheet of paper. These colors can also be represented digitally a well to carry your message.

BINDING EDGE
COLOR TAPE: use on custom imprinted legal pads.
PLASTIC COILS: color coils can be ordered in our.

 Make-UR-Own books system in combination  with a variety of cover colors and stocks.

CUSTOM FILING PRODUCTS

We provide Smead products that offer color options in various materials. Smead is a big proponent and partner for the use of color.


We can supply you anything you need printed...your ideas, our products...YOUR WAY!!

Give us a call at 518-465-3248 or drop us an email at customerservice@raand.com. Visit us at www.raand.com!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April Fool's Day from RAAND.

Don't be FOOLISH and pass up our incredible products & deals. If you're a teacher in a Waldorf School or Homeschooling and need lesson books, music books, penmanship books or other student writing materials...check www.RAAND.com. Our catalog is on online, so ordering is easy!!

Early Orders & Discounts:

  • Place your order early to take advantage of discounts. SAVE 10% on orders placed by May 24th and paid by July 10th. Get a 15% DISCOUNT on order of $2,500 or more.
  • Place all orders early to ensure having the color books you want.
  • You can use a credit card to take advantage of these discounts.
We can supply you anything you need printed...your ideas, our products...YOUR WAY!!

Give us a call at 518-465-3248 or drop us an email at customerservice@raand.com. Visit us at www.raand.com!

Monday, March 11, 2013

If you're a teacher in a Waldorf School or Homeschooling and need lesson books, music books, penmanship books or other student writing materials...check www.RAAND.com. Our catalog is on online, so ordering is easy!! Pay by credit card and delivery is fast!

RAAND Print Specialties is going to be offering a "NEW" product line for the 2013-14 Waldorf Schools. We'll be manufacturing two sizes (5 mm and 10mm) of Graph Paper for use in math or science classes. The Graph Paper books will be spiral bound with a cardboard cover and back.

Another new and exciting item we're adding is an 8.5" x 11" Blank Journal for classroom note taking and journaling.

Give us a call at 518-465-3248 or drop us an email at customerservice@raand.com. Visit us at www.raand.com!

Friday, March 8, 2013

During a recent visit to Mexico, owners of RAAND Print Specialties, Beryl and Diane Frank had the opportunity to visit a local Waldorf School...Ak Lu'um International School in Playa Del Carmen.

As you can see by the photos, Ak Lu’um International School is rather remote...so much so, that they have to use machetes to regularly clear the access road of vegetation growing in from the jungle.

Learn more about the Ak Lu'um International School by visiting their website at  http://www.akluum.com

Give us a call at 518-465-3248 or drop us an email at customerservice@raand.com. Visit us at www.raand.com!



Monday, March 4, 2013

National Grammar Day - March 4th

Celebrate Grammar Day by crossing your I’s, dotting your T’s, and making sure that you’re correctly punctuating and structuring your sentences. Watch those apostrophes!

RAAND offers Penmanship, Music and Ruled Spiral Work Books for the classroom and home school. If you need workbooks for Grammar Lessons....GIVE US A CALL.

Give us a call at 518-465-3248 or drop us an email at customerservice@raand.com. Visit us at www.raand.com!
The NEW 2013-14 Waldorf School Supply Catalog will be available on March 22, 2013 and mailed to our current customers shortly thereafter. If you want to be added to our mailing list, send us an email or call us.

In the meantime, the 2012-13 Waldorf School Supply Catalog is currently available for you review and download. It's not to late to order or buy additional classroom supplies for your school.

Give us a call at 518-465-3248 or drop us an email at customerservice@raand.com. Visit us at www.raand.com!