Morgana’s ‘Flying Knife’ Folding Technology Does Away with Buckle Plates, Conventional Knives
When you hear the term “flying knife” generally the first instinct is to duck. However, in this instance, flying knives are a very good thing.
Morgana’s DigiFold 5000P folder/creaser uses its patented "flying knife’ folding system. This exciting technique dispenses entirely with buckle plates and conventional knives, using instead an electronically controlled, contoured flying knife around extra large diameter rollers. This knife moves at the same speed as the material passing through the machine to create a fast, accurate fold.
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.