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How to Make Shrewd Print Finishing Production Decisions

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Aug 12, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in perforating, print finishing, production planning

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One of the beneficial things about an abundance of print finishing technology is that we get more flexibility in how, when, and where to finish any given job. Yet that same flexibility makes production planning more complex.

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How to Automatically Do a Letter Fold with a Loose Insert

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 20, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Folding Machines, perforating

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In a previous article about using crimp lock perforators we show you how to use that tool to effectively run certain difficult saddle stitching jobs with a little less hassle. Today we’re going to show you how to automatically do a letter fold with a loose insert tucked inside, as shown in the photo at right. Technically speaking, we are producing a 4-panel roll fold in two sections. Then we do some trimming to produce the desired result. You can see the full layout of the folding machine operation in photo 4 below.

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7 Perforating Tips for Folding Machines and Scoring Machines

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 29, 2015 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Folding Machines, Scoring Machines, Micro Perforating, perforating

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A Bindery Success™ subscriber recently emailed to talk about an issue he was having with perforating on their folding machine. As with most post-press problems, the more I dug into it, the more I had to peel back layers. In this case the problem which generated the inquiry is that perforator blades are wearing out too fast for the boss’ liking.

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