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Jan 1, 2010 12:00 AM


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Modular folding machine

Standard's (Andover, MA) Horizon AF-566T4F buckle folder debuted at PRINT 09. The fully automated six plus four-buckle folder accepts sheets up to 21.9 × 34 inches. Precise stepper motors drive end stops and fold plates to the exact location for the sheet size and fold style selected. Up to 200 custom jobs can be stored in memory with automated makeready in as little as 14 seconds. See www.sdmc.com.

Folds like a knife

Duplo Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) has added a knife fold attachment to its DC-645/DC-615 slitter/cutter/creaser and DC-445 creaser range. Applications include greeting cards, CD covers, tent cards, brochures and leaflets. The attachment’s two knife folds support parallel fold applications such as letter and gatefolds. With a speed of up to 50 spm, the folder matches Duplo’s creaser capabilities. See www.duplousa.com.

Automatic tabletop folder

MBM Corp.’s (North Charleston, SC)1500S automatic programmable air suction folder is preprogrammed for six standard folds (30 more can be stored in memory) and targets digitally printed and coated stocks. Also new: Creasematic 150 and Auto 50 programmable creasers. See www.mbmcorp.com.

Goodbye, guillotine cutter

Rollem’s suction-fed Advantage transforms press sheets to finished products in one step. The scoring, slitting, trimming and perforating system can run inline with 8-page folders, inkjets and gluing systems. Applications include short to midrun digital and offset jobs. See www.rollemusa.com.

INSTALLATIONS

  • H&L Binders (Doraville, GA) has added a Heidelberg Stahlfolder B30 6-plate continuous-feed folder with two gatefold attachments to a lineup that already includes a pair of Heidelberg TH 82 Stahlfolders and a POLAR 115 guillotine cutter. The B30 lets the trade binder fold larger sheets and perform gatefolding. H&L's operators like the folder's lower profile and ergonomic control concept. H&L produces work in run lengths of from 100 sheets to a million sheets, depending on the job. See www.us.heidelberg.com.
  • Hopkins Printing (Columbus, OH) has added a Morgana Digifold scoring and folding machine. It's reportedly 5× faster than the machine it replaced. See www.morganausa.com.
  • Dave Trutzenbach answers folding questions and provides technical support, training and parts at www.partsforfolders.com.
  • MBO's (Westhampton, NJ) Folding School has trained thousands of operators. The advanced and basic full-day courses are free to MBO customers and include a new and updated instruction manual with hundreds of illustrations as well as new technical information sheets on micro perforating. See www.mboamerica.com.
  • Trust-Franklin Press (Pittsburgh) recently added a Standard Horizon AFC-566FKT automated floor-model folder. “The intelligent automation gives us ultra-fast changeovers, drastically reducing our set-up labor on short runs,” says Gary Friedman, president of Trust-Franklin. “We're saving time, improving quality and reducing spoilage.” An icon-based color touchscreen provides fast, automated set-up and allows for instant recall of regular jobs from memory. See www.standardfinishing.com.