The Tri-Creaser Advance – The most significant development in creasing technology in the last 20 years
All of us are aware of the growing trend in print at the moment. More printers are turning their attention toward digital applications, enabling more tailored and shorter production runs catering for changing print customer requirements.
And we know something of how differently the digital printing process is compared to the lithographic process. Digitally Printed Products (DPP) are highly brittle due to the extensive baking process required to ensure quick drying of the toner.
But there is another trend we recognise too. The increasing use of Recycled Paper (RP) due to the well-advertised ecological benefits. Despite the benefits to the environment, reconstituted paper fibres are proven not to behave in the same way as fresh, or virgin, paper fibres. This inevitably will and does adversely affect the end fold result quality.
This being said, it is no surprise that more and more we are seeing printers pushing these digitally printed products produced on recycled paper through their industrial sized Folding Machines (FM). After all, litho or digitally printed, if a product needs folding, it needs folding.
So what? Well, here is the problem equation as we see it:
DPP + RP + FM = FC + TF
I hope you are following so far.
Tech-ni-Fold Ltd, for years, has been in non-stop dialogue about outside-fold Fibre Cracking (FC). We successfully put an end to this problem.
But…I will let you in to a secret…
There is a print finishing problem that is creeping up and growing like a monster in the cupboard as the combination of digital print processes on recycled paper stock is increasingly chosen. This monster is: inside-fold Toner Flaking (TF).
This flaking problem leaves an unsightly finish to the inside of your beautifully printed and folded products. To make the issue worse, due to static discharge the dust flakes can stick to the inside of the printed material, only to be visible when the customer opens the product.
And here is the secret: Tech-ni-Fold is the first of all manufacturers in the global print industry to recognise this growing production issue. And furthermore, to actually seek to do something about it.
The new Tri-Creaser Advance solution from Tech-ni-Fold enhances the crease quality and definition we have been used to from the previous Tri-Creaser Fast Fit and Easy Fit versions.
The Tri-Creaser Advance utilises a unique and specially designed interlocking male and female creasing function, specifically designed to crease both the top and the underside of the paper simultaneously.
As with all previous versions of the Tri-Creaser, the Advance is compatible with all popular makes and models of folding machine on the market today.
So now you can push through that digitally printed work, printed on recycled paper, with reassurance that the Tri-Creaser Advance will not only continue to eliminate outside-fold fibre-cracking but will also tackle the inside-fold toner-flaking issue.
Factoring in the Tri-Creaser Advance (TCA) solution, let us now update the equation:
DPP + RP + FM + TCA = (FC + TF) Solved
To learn more about this brand new creasing technology you can see our animation video of the Tri-Creaser Advance and also download the latest product brochure by clicking the links below: