Creaser to launch from Tech-ni-Fold
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Tech-ni-Fold is set to unveil at Drupa what it believes to be the worlds only rotary creasing machine that can match the quality produced by conventional flatbed cylinder methods but at up to 10 times the speed.
Tech-ni-Fold is set to unveil at Drupa what it believes to be the world's only rotary creasing machine that can match the quality produced by conventional flatbed cylinder methods but at up to 10 times the speed.
The machine, which has been codenamed "the Quadcreaser" will be on the firm's stand throughout the show, where Tech-ni-Fold will be looking to secure a partnership with a manufacturer to mass produce it.
Tech-ni-Fold managing director Graham Harris said the machine has a unique treble cylindrical design. This enables multiple impressions of up to 12 creases at a time and has been designed to eliminate "fibre cracking" on toner-based digital output.
"The drawings, together with contracts to manufacture, will be up for grabs to all interested parties at Drupa," said Harris.
"We are seeking partnerships or joint ventures in this aspect of our business and this is the perfect opportunity for global manufacturers to take on proven patented technology in an untapped niche area."
Harris confirmed that a number of interested parties have already been to see the machine although an exclusivity deal had not yet been signed.
He added that Tech-ni-Fold US would also be looking for global franchising partners at Drupa for the rest of its devices.
Story by Simon Creasey