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  • Touchline CF375 Creasing & Folding Machine

    Hi, has anyone got one of these on their shop floor? And can you recommend it. All our work is digital and we need a better score and fold solution than what we have currently
    any info would be much appreciated.

  • #2
    Hi Digimc, we're in the same situation.
    At my best knowledge, the're 3 all in 1 machines suited for digital stuff. The mentioned multigraf CF375 / morgana digifold 385 / horizon CRF-362.
    Multigraf and morgana are in the same price range at +-€25K for new machines, the horizon is at €30k.

    Till so far I've seen the;
    Horizon in action at the dealer with my own printed goods on various stocks It did't perfom good enough till our wishes ie. it had still cracks on the spine.
    Morgana on a trade show a time ago, however they we're producing exemples from offset printed stocks.

    Curious about your findings.

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    • #3
      We have a CF375. We are also all digital. We don't use it very often, but when we do, it does a nice job creasing and folding. Cracking is rarely present. It is an earlier version, and from what I've seen in newer literature, the enhancements made address some of its shortcomings. I believe they added a cross-process direction perf option.

      Pros: ease of setup, repeatability, accuracy
      Cons: feeder is sometimes finicky/not beefy enough, operator panel a little difficult to navigate

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      • #4
        Thank you both for taking the time to reply, I have been offered a showroom demo model, with very little use, but I think it is 3+ years old. I might see if I can have the machine on trial. I will keep you posted and thanks again for your input.

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        • #5
          I've been told by multiple parties that the Duplo CF375 is THE machine to purchase over current model Morgana's etc.

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          • #6
            Hello Digim,

            We have 4 brands of score machines
            and 3 brands of folding machines on site .
            In addition , I have met with many providers for demos.

            This is what I can tell you
            If you want a score & fold solution in one machine,
            this will lower your options.
            It is easier, but might tie up your machine longer.
            You could be folding on another machine,
            while scoring a 2nd job on your first machine.

            The Brand DUPLO:
            The VERY best one for cracking that I have seen is the Duplo.
            They do offer score an fold in one solution.
            We own one and I can tell you there is ZERO cracking.
            Even printing with the wrong grain direction.
            As well as Zero cracks on upto 12 PT
            with only "almost undetectable" micro cracks on 14pt.
            But, the draw back is that it is slow as all heck!
            So, you get a choice amazing quality or speed. But not both.

            Next is the Brand ROLLEM,
            This thing is fast.
            So fast it will give your eyeballs friction burns from trying to watch it spit out the sheets.
            ( that was an attempt at a joke)
            It can score and perf faster than you can load the machine.
            The PERF quality is beyond excellent and works well for digital.
            The SCORE for digital is a “NO”
            and I don’t think the offer a folding solution

            We we also have Braum and DynaFold
            But, they not recommended for digital.

            The Brand MORGANA, The only one that can beat the Duple might be the, Morgana
            It is much much faster. It will crease and fold.
            Ricoh USA , reps this product.
            From what I have seen it looks good.
            But I was not able to demo my own stock and own graphics.

            Hope this offers you some direction.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PrintingFools View Post

              The Brand DUPLO (CF375):
              The VERY best one for cracking that I have seen is the Duplo.
              They do offer score an fold in one solution.
              We own one and I can tell you there is ZERO cracking.
              Even printing with the wrong grain direction.
              As well as Zero cracks on upto 12 PT
              with only "almost undetectable" micro cracks on 14pt.
              But, the draw back is that it is slow as all heck!
              So, you get a choice amazing quality or speed. But not both.
              I agree with everything above. Regarding speed, it varies depending on the length of sheet you run through.

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              • #8
                Hi, many thanks for the info. Can I ask a question is the Duplo 375 a re badged Multigraf touchline cf375 as they look identical? Speed is not that big an issue for us as typical runs would be 1000 units or less quality is my main concern and a machine that you can just load and walk away from

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                • #9
                  The Touchline is a great machine. It's much quieter than the Morgana I ran at my last job and it will handle a broader range of stocks. We regularly run 60# & 70# offsets on the machine. It gets grumpy when running the lightweight opaques but, for short runs it's still faster than setting up the floor folder. Ours is used almost daily, we are also a digital only shop.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Digimc View Post
                    is the Duplo 375 a re badged Multigraf touchline cf375 as they look identical?
                    Yes - AFAIK, Duplo doesn't even put their name on it. They act as distributor in the US.

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