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Chief Folding Fanatic

Trish Talks Finishing

By Trish Witkowski

About Trish

Trish Witkowski is Chief Folding Fanatic at the online community foldfactory.com. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a master of science degree in Graphic Arts Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing Management and Sciences (now the School of Print Media).

An award-winning designer, Trish held the position of creative director for a Baltimore-based agency for six years, and has taught design and desktop publishing at the college level. She has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and is the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InterTech™ Technology Award winner.
 
Trish frequently publishes articles for graphic arts industry publications, and has written three books on the topic of folding: A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher's Handbook, and FOLD: The Professional's Guide to Folding.

 

BAUM Gives Tabletop Folders a Turbo Boost

 
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BAUM has greatly improved the feeding systems on its manual and automated tabletop folding machines. This exciting redesign involves a new “Turbo” suction wheel that provides superior feeding capabilities for both the Ultrafold 714XLT Air Feed and Flexifold automated tabletop models.

The new Turbo Wheel technology results in being able to feed a higher lift of paper at a reduced vacuum requirement from the pump, saving energy and allowing the operator to load the table fuller for increased productivity.

Looking at the photo of a loaded 714XLT demo from the On-Demand Expo, the paper is loaded way above the specified 2˝ high side guides, and there’s even some curl in the sheet! The machines can handle coated stocks as well as high-speed copier and laser printed stocks as small as 3x5˝ up to 14x20˝, and multiple air adjustment capabilities allow for feeding consistency across varying applications.

Here are some links to download product information on the Ultrafold 714XLT Air Feed and the Flexifold tabletop models.

For more information, contact your local Baum dealer or call the BAUM sales department at 1-800-543-6107

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