CreaseStream cracks card folding for digital print
Published: 5 May 2022 | No comments yet
Not cracking under pressure – CreaseStream's new CardFolder
CreaseStream has introduced CardFolder, a two-plate folding station that is designed to complement its automatic stand-alone creasing machines and to provide a more affordable option for finishing digital toner print on media between 200 and 350gsm which is often prone to cracking when folded.
The CardFolder can feed, crease/perforate and fold sheets up to SRA3 at an output speed that averages around 12,000 copies per hour. The fold plates are manually set using a colour coding formula that decreases make-ready times. It is priced at under £13,000, which CreaseStream owner Graham Harris hopes will ‘turn heads’.
Mr Harris explained, ‘After successfully developing our Tri-Creaser Advance technology for our sister company Tech-ni-Fold as a retro-fit device for folding machines, we decided to incorporate it into our own CreaseStream series of products.
‘Because the device is rotary, and prevents digital stocks from cracking it made sense, but folding was always the missing piece to the CreaseStream jigsaw. After many years of testing different solutions that exist in our industry, we decided to modify a unit with large fold rollers and the results blew us away. Folded sheets of higher grammages are often prone to roller curl and shattering, [but] our system delivers them flat and undamaged.’