Mojoprint — Full color printing in Japan with native English support

Custom print finishes

Whether you need a custom shape cut from your flyer or your logo foil-stamped onto your stationery, below is a list of custom print finishes available from Mojoprint.

Expand each section for further details about each type of finish

Most flat prints can be folded in a manner of ways to meet your requirements. During the online order process you will have the opportunity to select from the standard folding options below. If you need something a little different, please contact us for a quote.

Folding charges are calculated by adding the base set-up fee for the type of fold required PLUS the per-copy price for the number of flyers to be folded.
E.g. 2,000 flyers folded in half (half fold): Set-up: ¥1,500 + 2,000 copies @ ¥1/copy = ¥3,500

Folding Options
PriceFoldDescriptionExample

¥1/copy Zone

Set-up: ¥1,500
Half fold/Letter fold

Keep it simple and fold it in half.

Tri-fold / Parallel fold

Use this for a three panel leaflet. The panel to be folded inside should be a few mm smaller to accommodate the folding.

Z fold

The simplest accordian/concertina fold. All panels are the same width.

¥2/copy Zone

Set-up: ¥2,000
Accordian 3 fold

Accordian/concertina resulting in 4 panels.

Accordian 4 fold

Accordian/concertina resulting in 5 panels.

Accordian 5 fold

Accordian/concertina resulting in 6 panels.

Accordian 6 fold

Accordian/concertina resulting in 7 panels.

¥3/copy Zone

Set-up: ¥3,000
DM fold

Folded in half and then parallel folded.

Gatefold

For creating internal flaps. Most often used to create a 4 panel center spread in magazines once opened out. Outer panels must be slightly narrower to accommodate folds.

Cross fold

Fold in half and fold in half again. Good for a one page fold out guide/brochure that transforms into a poster.

scoring

For paper over 135kg in weight we are unable to fold using machines as the paper surface will tear. Alternatively we can press a line (a score or crease) into the paper to make it easy to fold by hand. This is commonly done to folded shop cards and other similar items. The score makes for a good clean fold.

We are able to press up to 2 score lines in one run through the machine but if the distance between the scores is less than 50mm, the data is larger than A3, or 3 or more scores are required there may be additional fees required and the turnaround may need to be adjusted. Once we check your data we will inform you if this applies to you.

Please add extra crop marks and/or guidelines to your data, indicating the position of the score lines.

The smallest size we are able to score is double business card size (55mm × 182mm or 110mm × 91mm)
Note: the side of the paper that receives the score line will form the outside of the product once folded.

No. score lines Set-up fee Price per copy
1 score ¥1,500 ¥1
2 scores ¥2,000 ¥1

When you would like to reduce the tearing along the edge of your folded brochures, we can apply this [score+fold] finish. Good for brochures on 110kg (matt-coat or uncoated) and 135kg (coat, matt-coat or uncoated).

Please add extra crop marks and/or guidelines to your data, indicating the position of the score lines.

For Half fold brochures, the minimum height starts at 110mm, width 91mm. For trifold/z-fold brochures the minimum height starts at 148mm, width 91mm. The width of the panels need to be at least 97mm. Will add 2 working days to your print turnaround.

No. score lines Set-up fee Price per copy
1 score ¥2,000 ¥1.5
2 scores ¥2,500 ¥1.5
perforation

Add perforated cuts to your flyers and tickets to create tearable sections - ideal for ticket stubs.

Available with up to 180kg weight paper stocks. Up to 4 perforation lines can be pressed into the paper in one run through the machine (lines must be at least 20mm apart). For more than 4 perforations or in the case that each perforation need be less than 20mm apart, please contact us for a quote prior to placing your order. Please note that turnarounds will also likely increase for custom finishes.

The smallest size we are able to perforate is 50mm x 50mm. Largest size is Triple A4 size (627mm x 297mm). Will add 1 working day to your print turnaround.

No. Perforations Set-up fee Price per copy
1 - 2 ¥1,500 ¥1
3 - 4 ¥2,500 ¥1

Please indicate perforation lines with either guides or registration marks. Perforation lines that are indicated with solid or dotted strokes will print as is.

Jumping perforations

Usually perforations run the length of the paper to create completely removable parts. A jumping perforation however can be used to create T or L shaped perforations.

Available with up to most 135kg weight paper stocks (not all papers can be perforated). The smallest size we are able to Jumping perforate is 148mm x 148mm, largest size Triple A4 (627mm x 297mm). Will add 2 working days to your print turanround.

Set-up fee Price per copy
¥3,000 ¥1.5
hole-punch

Hole punches are used for calendars, luggage and clothes tags and any other situation when machine-quality holes are required. Holes can be punched in either 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8mm diameters.

No. holes Set-up fee Price per copy
1 or 2 positions ¥1,500 ¥1
3 positions ¥1,500 ¥1.5
4 positions ¥2,500 ¥1.5

The smallest size stock we are able to hole punch is 50mm × 50mm. A maximum of two holes in a horizontal line (with at least 40mm space apart) can be punched in any one pass of the machine. In the case of hole punching folded items or booklets/magazines, please contact us for a quote. Please note that turnarounds will also likely increase for custom finishes.

rounded corners

Machine rounded corners to make your business cards and other items kid-friendly and smooth to the touch.

Up to four corners can be rounded in one pass of the machine (when all corners use the same diameter). Choose from the following diameters: 3mm, 4mm, 5mm or 7mm. Contact us for a quote in the case of multi-diameter corners.

Set-up fee Price per copy
¥1,500 ¥1

Smallest possible size: 50mm × 50mm. Largest possible size: A3 (420mm × 297mm). Please indicate rounded corners with guidelines, or if possible use our illustrator templates when preparing your data. Stroked paths will print as is. Round corners will add 1 working day to your print turnaround.

foiling

Add a beautiful metallic foil to your design. Foil stamping is the process of machine-pressing sheets of metallic foil onto a flat surface with a special die-cut template. It is also known as hot stamping, since high temperatures are applied to the foil to create the necessary adhesion. At Mojoprint, we offer gold (shiny or matte) or silver (shiny or matte) as standard. Black, metallic red, metallic blue, metallic green, metallic pink, metallic sky blue, or holographic foils (perfect for security foiling tickets) are also available with a custom quote.

For paper weights of 135kg and more. The price for foiling is based on the total surface area to be foiled. Smallest size that can be foil stamped: Business card size (91mm × 55mm). Prices below are intended as a reference only. Depending on paper stock, weight or size, foiling may not always be possible. Please contact us if you would like to foil stamp your design. We require at least 4 working days for the creation of the foil stamp die, please allow plenty of time for the process if you are planning on using a metallic foil in your designs.

Foiling area/size Die set-up fee (die and set-up) Stamping fee (price per copy)
50 x 50mm ¥ 16,500 ¥11
100 x 100mm ¥ 19,500 ¥14
150 x 150mm ¥ 27,500 ¥20
200 x 200mm ¥ 42,500 ¥30

Preparing data for foil stamping

  • We only accept Adobe Illustrator path data for areas to be foil stamped
  • Please create the foiled area as a separate illustrator file, filled with 100% K and aligned exactly to the separate CMYK file with registration marks.
  • If possible, include a mock-up of your design as you hope it to look post-foiling
  • Please prepare your data with bleed surrounding the area to be foiled, to counter slight differences in foil positioning.

Die storage: For an additional ¥1,000, we can save your die to be used again. Die's will be stored for up to one year. After several uses, or prolonged storage however the die may not be suitable to use again and may have to be remade regardless.

embossing

Embossing is the process of pressing a metal or silicone die-cut shape into a surface from behind, to create a relief. This is usually applied to logos or text to create a raised, slightly 3-d effect. It is similar to blind letterpress. Creating the die shape can take at least 4 working days, so please allow plenty of time for the process if you are planning to use an emboss in your designs.

The price for embossing is based on the total surface area to be embossed.

Embossing area/size Die set-up fee (die + set-up) Embossing fee (price-per copy)
50 x 50mm ¥18,500 ¥7
100 x 100mm ¥24,500 ¥7
110 x 110mm ¥29,500 ¥8
200 x 200mm ¥52,000 ¥15

Preparing data for embossing

  • We only accept Adobe Illustrator path data for areas to be embossed
  • Embossing is only possible on stocks of 135kg weight or greater.
  • Please create the embossed area as a separate illustrator file, filled with 100% K and aligned exactly to the separate CMYK file with registration marks.
  • If possible, include a mock-up of your design as you hope it to look post-embossing

Die storage: For an additional ¥1,000, we can save your die to be used again. Die's will be stored for up to one year. After several uses, or prolonged storage however the die may not be suitable to use again and may have to be remade regardless.

die-cut

Cutting out custom shapes from printed materials is known as die-cutting. With a die-cut, you can create any kind of weird or wonderful shaped flyers or postcards imaginable. The Thomson die-cut press is the most common tool for this task, so in Japan die-cutting is also referred to as Tomson. The process involves creating a custom die from laser-cut board and sharp metal and then using it, cookie-cutter-like, to press the desired shape from the prints. Creating the die/cutter shape can take at least 4 working days, so please allow plenty of time for the process if you are planning to use die-cuts in your designs.

Die-cut sizeBasic setupPrice per copy
Die costSet-up fee
Within A7¥8,500¥5,000¥7
Within A6¥13,500¥5,000¥7
Within A5¥16,500¥6,000¥7
Within A4¥24,500¥8,000¥7
Within A3¥31,500¥12,000¥7
Within A2¥39,500¥12,000¥7
Within A1¥51,500¥12,000¥11
Within B1¥65,500¥12,000¥14

Preparing data for die-cutting

  • Only Adobe Illustrator data can be accepted for the die-cut shape
  • Die-cuts are only possible on stocks of 135kg weight or greater.
  • Please create the die-cut shape as a separate illustrator file, filled with 100% K and aligned exactly to the separate CMYK file with registration marks.
  • Die-cut shapes leave a tiny bridge between the stock and the die-cut shape - much like the fine knob of plastic that remains when you remove parts from a plastic modeling kit. For die-cuts where a shape is cut-out of a base, both the base and shape will be delivered still connected.
  • You are advised to create a mock-up up of your die-cut to make sure it assembles as you expect. We do not carry out checks post-production.
  • Depending on size the die-cut may be off-centre by 1-3mm.
  • In certain cases, your desired shape may not be possible, or may require additional turnaround or expense.

Die storage: For an additional ¥1,000, we can save your die to be used again. Die's will be stored for up to one year. After several uses, or prolonged storage however the die may not be suitable to use again and may have to be remade regardless.

numbering

We can automatically number your prints by machine, perfect for numbering tickets for large events. The font and size is pre-set however and cannot be customised.

This finish adds 3 business days to your production turnaround.

Smallest item we can number: Business card size (91 x 55mm). Largest item we can number: A3 size (420 × 297mm)

Number of positions Numbering set-up fee Price per copy
1 position ¥4,500 ¥3
2 positions ¥5,500 ¥4
  • Items with PP laminations, folds or stickers cannot be numbered
  • Choose from 5 or 6 digit numbers
  • Font style and size cannot be changed. Black text only.
  • The text 'No' will be appended to the numbering, so please do not include it in your own data
  • The area to be numbered must be at least 10mm from the edge of the paper and cover an area 10mm high x 30mm wide.
  • When two positions are to be numbered, there must be at least 10mm between the two areas.
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