Keeping Score: Document Creasing vs Document Scoring
Feb28

Keeping Score: Document Creasing vs Document Scoring

When is document creasing or document scoring applied in print finishing? As a printer, your job is to make top quality exacting copies. To that end, you need the best supplies, such as paper, ink, and printing equipment. Once printed, coatings protect your materials from temperature changes, moisture, humidity, and wear and tear. Digital presses offer new challenges when finishing documents. No longer is document scoring an option,...

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UV Coating Fluid Compatible with Ricoh Printers
Jan31

UV Coating Fluid Compatible with Ricoh Printers

UV Coating Fluid for Ricoh 7110 and Ricoh 9100 Printers Do you run either a Ricoh 7110 or Ricoh 9100 printer? Have you found it difficult to find the right UV Coating fluid compatible with its wax based output? You are not alone. There are a lot of printers searching for the right formula to cover their Ricoh prints. Like Konica-Minolta, the Ricoh printer outputs a wax-based toner. Waxey type toner requires special UV coating...

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Pouch Laminator at 12.5″ Width Is The Best
Jan26

Pouch Laminator at 12.5″ Width Is The Best

High-End Pouch Laminator A pouch laminator comes in many sizes. The most popular size of pouch lamination is a letter size pouch which is used to protect the standard sized paper. If you’re looking for size, try the Akiles 12.5” Commercial Pouch Laminator. This larger laminator is hot (literally), efficient and fast – making it a nice choice for the office or institution with bigger laminating needs. What Does it Do? The Akiles 12.5”...

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MBM Aerocut Velocity Cutter Creaser Slitter
Jan24

MBM Aerocut Velocity Cutter Creaser Slitter

All in one Cutter Creaser Slitter You may ask yourself, how companies are able to run low volume jobs at a profit. One of the reasons is having an all-in-one Cutter Creaser Slitter in their operation. By running a project through an all-in-one machine, you can lower the cost of man-hours needed to do each function individually. What you lose on volume for bigger projects, you will need to make up for by doing more smaller projects. In...

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Small Biz Solution, the 6″ Commercial Pouch Laminator
Jan19

Small Biz Solution, the 6″ Commercial Pouch Laminator

Heavy Duty Pouch Laminator It’s the day before a large conference, and you have 300 ID cards to laminate with. Do you want to be using the $49.99 plastic laminator you got at Target that can handle one ID card every three minutes or the Akiles 6” Pouch Laminator, which is capable of laminating 0.4” per seconds without the need for foil carriers? I guess you’d prefer to use the Akiles. What Does it Do? The Akiles 6” Pouch Laminator is...

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UV Coating Fluid Flaking?
Jan17

UV Coating Fluid Flaking?

UV Coating Fluid Problems A standard issue with UV Coating jobs can be how the UV Coating fluid ends up on adhering to documents which can result in flaking. In other cases, the substrate can stick together after it comes out of the UV Coating machine because it is not cooling properly. To good news is there are a variety of solutions to fix these problems should they arise. 1. Lamp Output The most common cause of either flaking or...

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