Perfect Creases for Digital Printing Output
To ease bindery and production woes while adding versatility, a fine line of Technifold finishing tooling is available from Baumfolder. For use with your digitally printed material, the EZ-Fit and EZ-Fold Tri-Creasers completely eliminate fiber cracking on stock ranges from 90# text and up and produce a crease that is as good as, or better, than a letterpress. Easily produce multiple crease settings for any imaginable print/stock combination; and watch the tools work like magic on difficult, toner based, digital output.
The BAUM 20 Versatile Finishing Module (link to product page) with 1-1/8 adjustable shafts is the newest product to accommodate these waste-saving tools. Other BAUM models, with specific-sized, adjustable center-distance capable shafts include:
- BAUM 714XLT
- BAUM 15, 18 & 20 Pile Feed Folders
- BAUM 20 Auto Set, Continuous, and Inline Feed Folders
- BAUM 20 Legend Continuous and Pile Feed Folders
- BAUM 26 Continuos Feed Folders
- BAUM 30 Continuos Feed Folders
Please Note: Technifold finishing tools will only work on specific-sized, adjustable, center-distance shafts.
Micro-perf is a special, very fine perforation that tears clean when pulled apart. This perforation is used for stocks that need perforations and must be fed again through copiers and printers.
There are kits available for both 7/8” and 1-1/8” shaft sizes. The key to whether your machine can utilize a micro-perf is dependent upon if your machine has adjustable slitter shafts. The adjustment occurs in the center to center distance between the shafts. Because the micro-perf crushes the paper between a blade and a hardened metal ring, a fine adjustment is necessary to prevent tearing the paper or damaging the blade.
There is now an adjustable slitter shaft assembly available for 714 folders which can allow your table top machine to run a micro-perf assembly. This will work on certain 714 parallel machines starting with the “XE” in 1991. You can contact us to find out if your specific machine is capable of this upgrade.
Article Provided by Baumfolder – March 24, 2015
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