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Are Your Guillotine Cutter Work Habits Outdated?

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 10, 2015 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Guillotine Cutter

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I hope so! Some things are timeless, especially when we talk about work habits; they don’t really have an expiration date.  As long as guillotine cutter technology is around it seems that its venerable work habits should tag along. Even in this era of evolving bindery automation, guillotine cutters are still at the heart of most print finishing and bindery operations.

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Important Checklist Item for Your Scoring or Perforating Machines

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 17, 2013 / by Andre Palko posted in Scoring Machines, Guillotine Cutter

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Rotary scoring and perforating machines with direct feed systems are easy to use and widely available. This type of machine has no register table but instead moves the sheet directly from the feeder into the shafts. You’ll find manual-fed, friction-fed and air-fed designs from such manufacturers as Rosback, Rollem, Graphic Whizard, Count, Pierce as well our CreaseStream series (right) and its predecessor, the Speedcreaser.

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Faster Guillotine Cutting with Simple 2-Step Technique

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 19, 2013 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Guillotine Cutter

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A good part of my bindery work experience included the high volume guillotine cutting of millions of little tags and labels for a printer who serviced the garment industry. These ranged from tiny cloth garment tags (you know, like the ones inside t-shirts that scratch and annoy you) to tags and labels printed on regular stock.

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Are You Making These 3 Mistakes with Your Guillotine Cutter?

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Apr 11, 2013 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Bindery Business Tips, Guillotine Cutter

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Today we’re talking guillotine cutters with Dave Double of Double Equipment, a bindery equipment repair specialist based in Ohio.

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Guillotine Cutter Productivity Tips - Using the Jogger Board

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 05, 2013 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Guillotine Cutter

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Here’s a guillotine cutter accessory that has been around as long as guillotine cutting machines. It's a simple jogging block which can be either homemade from wood or manufactured in plastic with a magnetic base. Their simple purpose is to keep cut pieces from scattering all over the cutter bed and to help in jogging cut sheets. Nearly every guillotine cutter operator uses one.

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Guillotine Cutter Operator's Tip for Cutting Skewed Paper

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Mar 22, 2013 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Guillotine Cutter

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In a bindery equipment operator’s fantasy world, every sheet of paper is perfectly square, perfectly flat and all the edges are straight, from the first sheet to the last. In our real world, intruded upon by competitive pressures and the low-cost paper that comes our way, we know this is not the case. Sometimes paper isn't stored right, maybe it distorts during and after printing, maybe it's a deckle edge sheet or maybe the converter simply does a sloppy job.

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