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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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Tips for Lead Edge Nicking on the Folding Machine

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Feb 12, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Video Tips, Paper problems, Creasing Videos, Folding Machine Videos

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In the latest Bindery Success Blog video here we review a frustrating folding machine problem—nicking or tearing at the lead edge of the sheet. This primarily happens when you’re creasing or scoring a single sheet, but it can also happen when you’re perforating. The good news is if the crease looks good except for that nick you’re very close to where you need to be.

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9 Bindery Equipment Shortcuts to Make You a Hero

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jan 29, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Staff Training, Video Tips, Employee Education, Bindery Equipment Troubleshooting

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Want to instantly look like a hero, make life easier at your print finishing job, and boost productivity all at the same time? Then take a minute to review these simple and very effective hands-on tips for bindery equipment operators. Included are suggestions for folding machines, guillotine cutters, scoring machines, and perforating machines. They cover the type of bindery equipment you find in both large and small shops.

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Folding 16-page Signatures: a Quality Control Tip

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 15, 2015 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Folding Machines, Video Tips

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If you’re new to running 16-page signatures, you might feel a bit overwhelmed with the workload, even with an automatic stacker on a new folding machine. I know I did. Folding 16 page signatures, or any signatures for that matter, requires a lot of effort and attention to detail. There is a lot of stuff going on that you have to keep an eye on. You’ll be doing quality control for multiple folds, loading and unloading, and stacking it all neatly on a skid for the next guy in the production process.

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Get Better Register on Your Folding, Scoring or Perforating Machine

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Feb 06, 2015 / by Andre Palko posted in Folding Machines, Scoring Machines, Video Tips

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Bindery equipment operators, especially newcomers, sometimes mistakenly blame the machine for a problem. Yet there is one important but frequently overlooked item which, when handled correctly, will fix a variety of common ‘problems’ with direct-feed scoring, folding and perforating machines.

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Troubleshoot Bindery Equipment Problems with ‘Slow Motion’ Techniques

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jan 23, 2015 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Video Tips

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Here’s a simple bindery equipment troubleshooting video tip for both experienced and novice operators alike. Despite all my years running a variety of equipment, I used it just last week to overcome a problem on a Baum 714.

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How Not to Make a Bindery How-To Video

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jul 11, 2014 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Video Tips

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Once again I find myself, late at night, standing over a folding machine scratching my head. I flash back to many late night struggles in the bindery, only this time I’m upset because the folding machine is working TOO well.

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