The scoring wheels launched at Ipex by Sheffield manufacturer Rollem have been given the thumbs up by Wirral printer Carson Print Services, which was the first UK company to test the new product when it installed the wheels on a trial basis prior to the exhibition.
“We operate both litho and digital presses here at Neston and were increasingly printing heavier stock on our digital equipment,” says director Eddie McGill. “However, we often encountered problems with cracking when card printed digitally was then folded.
“Around the time that we were looking for a solution we were also considering replacing our Rollem numbering and perforating machine, which had been in regular use for many years. We contacted Rollem and the company sent out an engineer. To be honest, the machine simply needed a good service and we were impressed by the engineer’s honesty, as we were prepared to buy a new model.
“We explained about the cracking problem and he suggested we tested Rollem’s new scoring wheels. We subsequently fitted these to the numbering and perforating machine, which was once more performing as new. Rollem’s scoring wheels are certainly very straightforward to set up and have completely overcome the issues we had, so that we can now print and fold a wide variety of stocks with first class results,” says Mr McGill.
Rollem says there was a great deal of interest in the newly designed wheels at Ipex and that it does not know of a scoring machine on the market that can handle heavier stock. The wheels can be fitted easily to any Rollem system, from a numbering unit to a JetStream machine, and have the ability to score stock up to 900 gsm as well as plastic. The high quality wheels provide accurate, crack-free, scoring across a range of materials.
Carson Print Services, which was formed in 1981, provides a comprehensive selection of print and finishing services to local business in the Neston area and throughout the UK. These include a full range of business and personal stationery.