Sewn Edge Menu Covers With a Difference
While no two restaurants use or treat menu covers the same way, we've had enough experience manufacturing menu covers to be able to make the claim that our sewn edge menu covers, with polished, clear or frosty matte panels and supported vinyl binding, will last two years with normal usage. The clear panels won't crack or wrinkle. The binding won't wear so that the backing starts to show through. The corners won't fall off.
If they do, return them to us and we'll replace them at a pro-rated cost, based on our twenty-four month anticipated life span. (see below for details)
We make this claim because we know the level of quality of raw materials and workmanship that we've put into these menu covers. We can't ask you to buy our products unless you're confident you're getting your money's worth.
Here's what you're buying
First, we use 10 gauge, virgin co-polymer plastic, more resistant to scratches than vinyl, easier to clean, won't crack or wrinkle . . . and recyclable,so it's better for the environment.
We fold under the edge of our binding. This creates a finished edge to the binding and prevents dirt and grease from getting underneath. We sew the binding to the edges of the clear menu panels with a DOUBLE ROW of stitches.
What's the big deal about a double row of stitches? It's going to make your menu covers last twice as long!
Vinyl expands and contracts with heat and cold . . . not much, maybe only a few thousandths of an inch at a time, but enough. The expansion puts pressure on the threads holding the binding and the threads start to cut into the vinyl. Twice the number of stitches means half the pressure on any stitch and despite the claims by other manufacturers, this will not perforate the menu panels, not if we use teflon coated needles (at four times the cost of steel needles) and run our sewing machines at 2/3 speed so the needles won't overheat.
Our metal corner tabs are designed to stay on:
Whether you choose our square plain metal tabs, or our smaller, rounded tabs with scrollwork your corners will stay on for the life of your menu jacket. We've added small fish-hook like barbs to the edges of our tabs. Special dies fitted to our hydraulic presses squeeze the tabs onto the menu covers ONLY at the barbed locations. Your metal corner tabs are on to stay.
Does all this extra work and material cost more? Yes. Is it worth the extra cost? That's for you to judge. We're proud of our work and we're proud of our products, that's why we offer this guarantee: If your menu covers only last a year, or half of what we claim they should last, we'll replace them at half price. If they last one a a half years, or 3/4s of their life expectancy, we'll replace them at 3/4 price, etc. etc. Naturally, menu covers that are worn or broken due to abuse are not covered by this offer. Check the www for another guarantee to match ours.
- wash covers with a strong detergent. A CLEAN, damp (not wet) cloth is all you should need.
- overstuff covers with thick cardboard or use panels as storage area for old menus.
- store covers in overly hot or cold storage area. If it's uncomfortable for you, it's not suitable for your menu covers.
- reverse fold your menu covers. Like any book cover, it will break the spine.