Guidelines for packaging and transport

Condition on delivery

The type and form of inserts delivered to us must be such as to allow immediate and flawless machine processing without the need for additional, manual preparation.

Inserts in which insufficiently dried ink has caused pages to stick to gether, which have a strong electrostatic charge, or which have become damp cannot be processed.

Inserts with bent-over corners (dog ears) or edges, crease folds or displaced spines also cannot be processed.

Tip-ins and inserts of minimal size must not be interleaved within a layer. Each layer (grip height: 15 - 20 cm) must be provided with an intermediate base 2 mm thick.


The non-interleaved, straight-edged layers should be from 80 to 100 mm high so that they can be grasped by hand.

The layers must not be so thin as to make pre-sorting necessary.

Tying up or wrapping individual layers is neither desired nor useful.


The inserts must be stacked cleanly on stable reusable pallets. The inserts should be protected against possible transport damage (mechanical stress) and, if necessary, against moisture.

To prevent the absorption of moisture and protect the layers from dirt, the pallet base must be covered with a sturdy sheet of cardboard.

If necessary, the layers can be prevented from sagging or bending with a sturdy sheet of cardboard between the layers. This will give the stack greater firmness and stability at the same time.

If the pallet stack is strapped or enclosed in protective wrapping, care must be taken to ensure that the edges of the inserts are not damaged or bent.

Each pallet must be clearly and visibly marked with a pallet card that corresponds to the delivery note and lists the contents and quantities.