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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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How to Avoid Cuts from Rotary Cutting Tools on Folding Machines

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 27, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Folding Machines, cutting and perforating, rotary trimming, injury prevention

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The folding machine operators I’ve met would never let a little cut on their fingers keep them sidelined. You’ll hear, “Ah…it’s just a flesh wound. A little duct tape will fix that.” After working with rotary cutting or perforating blades for many years you’d think an experienced folder operator would never get cut. Yet all it takes is a split second of carelessness, mishandling, or reaching into the folder too quickly to clear a paper jam and you’ve got a painful cut. Heck, we've had people at trade shows cut themselves while admiring our uniquely constructed durable blades! (Don't worry, we'll have gloves on hand at Graph Expo in Orlando, FL at Booth #2611.) 

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