Heidelberg to Host Operator Training Classes on Folding
KENNESAW, GA—February 1, 2008—As part of its ongoing commitment to print industry education, Heidelberg’s Print Media Academy will host operator training classes on basic and advanced folding techniques this month at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minn. The training classes, which are open to the public, will be conducted on an automated Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH 66 folder, and will assist operators of small and mid-size businesses in building their knowledge and skills on some of the industry’s most advanced folding equipment.
“Well-trained operators are a critical component to the success of every print shop,” said Dan Maurer, director of postpress product management for Heidelberg USA. “We are offering these training classes to help printers maximize their investments by improving their staff’s skills, which ultimately will provide increased uptime, shorter makereadies and a better understanding of the equipment.”
Part of Heidelberg’s full lineup of postpress equipment solutions, which also includes cutters, binders, saddlestitchers, die cutters and folding carton gluers, the Stahlfolder TH 66 folder is fully automated and equipped with the latest in folding technology to reduce make-ready and changeover time. “High-performance postpress equipment such as the Stahlfolder TH 66 is a perfect entry point for smaller printers, who frequently outsource finishing,” Maurer said. “By completing jobs from beginning to end and streamlining the entire process in-house, printers can increase productivity while cutting overall costs.”
Operators that have little to no experience on folding equipment may attend the basic folding techniques class, which offers practical folding techniques and practices for high-quality results. The advanced folding techniques class will focus on high-level folding practices, including gatefolding, map folding and other specialty folds.
Classes are open to the public and are not limited to Heidelberg customers. The class schedule is as follows:
• Basic Folding Techniques: Folding principles and techniques, practical folding, fold roller and buckle plate settings, scoring, perforating and trimming. Classes are offered on February 5-6 and February 7-8.