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How Does a Double Gatefold Plate Work on a Folding Machine?

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Feb 19, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Folding Machines, Folding Machine Videos, gatefolding

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To paraphrase Confucius, the way a double gatefold plate works is really simple but our explanations make it sound complicated. Words just don’t cut it. Many processes in print finishing are easier to understand with a decent photo, video, diagram, or analogy. The action behind a double gate fold (also called a closed gatefold) running automatically on a buckle folding machine is one of those things.

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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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