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How to Make More Money with your Graphic Whizard Scoring Machine

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Aug 03, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Bindery Business Tips, Video Tips

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There is something about bindery equipment that is endlessly fascinating to anyone with an “erector set” brain. The mix of mechanical and electronic cleverness always leaves me asking, “OK, what else can we do with this piece of print finishing equipment?”

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Can Old Bindery Equipment Be More Efficient Than New?

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jul 22, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Bindery Business Tips

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Before you dismiss your “old” bindery equipment as inadequate, consider some of the ways in which it can outperform new automated equipment. Believe it or not, old equipment occasionally has surprising advantages over new with efficiency, capabilities, and cost.

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18 Reasons Why Folding Machines Jam and How to Prevent It

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jul 08, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Folding Machines

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How many things can cause paper jams on your folding machine? We can probably come up with dozens of variables. Usually it’s caused by something minor and there are many parts on the folder that need to be in just the right position to keep the folder operating smoothly. Those little things become hugely important.

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Tips for Slitting on Tabletop Folding Machines

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jul 01, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Folding Machines, rotary trimming

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Tabletop folding machines are typically used for simple folding jobs yet most of them have trimming tools available. You can use these to trim a job after it’s folded or to trim flat, unfolded sheets. If you don’t do a lot of trimming on your small folder, here are a few things to look out for to avoid problems and ensure good results.

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Bindery Equipment Mysteries from Under the Tarp

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 22, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Bindery Business Tips, Printing Business

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Here at Technifold USA we’re all about coming up with ways to help you to do far more with what you already have in your bindery department. In our conversations with thousands of print finishers we often hear a recurring theme. That is, that some of their best print finishing resources are often discovered right under their noses.

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Fold Plate Installation – Is There a Better Way?

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 08, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Folding Machines

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One of the most useful questions we get is when someone asks us to settle a dispute about the right way to do something on a folding machine. A Bindery Success™ Blog reader recently asked us to settle a discussion in their shop about the correct way to lock a fold plate. This sounds easy to answer, but let’s take a look.

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How to Clean a Perfect Binder Glue Pot Without the Mess

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Mar 24, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Perfect Binding, Muller

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One universal truth about producing perfect bound books is that hot glue should be handled with extreme caution. Reaching temperatures of 350-400 degrees, it will burn your skin on contact. It’s messy too, which makes it challenging to change a glue pot neatly and safely.

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How to Mark Up a Folding Dummy for Trouble-Free Print Finishing

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Mar 18, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Bindery Business Tips

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In a recent Bindery Success Blog article we talked about the importance of folding dummies. One reader asked us if there were any generally accepted practices for marking a folding dummy properly. As with most print finishing processes, there isn’t a single, universally accepted practice. Even so, there are a few proven techniques I’ve seen in practice which will prevent trouble in the bindery.

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A Simple Way to Better Scoring on Baum 714 Folders

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Oct 30, 2015 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Folding Machines

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The Baumfolder 714 in all its variations is without question one of the most popular folding machines of all time. That’s because it’s simple, reliable, and versatile.  If you own one, I’m sure it does a lot of work for you.

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Where Should Guide and Gripper Edges Lay in My Folding Machine?

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Aug 14, 2015 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Folding Machines, Paper problems

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When I first saw this question I wondered why a folding machine operator would even ask it. It goes something like, “When I load my folder, where should the guide and gripper edges go?” Or, “Does it matter which way I load paper into a folding machine?” I reminded myself there is a first time for any question, especially learning a complicated subject like bindery work.

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