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  1. #1
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    Dec 2016
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    Anyone have cracking issues with digital

    What does anyone do about cracking on digital coated paper pamphlets? Even folding with the grain, cracking is severe. There are machines that score digital prints in order to eliminate this problem, but are there any other solutions?

  2. #2
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    Adpost Online. Sydney, Australia.
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    Try to use thicker stock or score before fold. Check to see if its against the grain direction.

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  4. #3
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    Chicago
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    A good score is pretty much the only solution, and even then it may not be clean.

    The problem with a lot of coated stocks is that even if you fold with the grain, the coating itself cracks.

    Offset presses or anything using a wet ink kind of bypasses the issue because the ink soaks into the paper and the coating. With dry, toner based presses, the color is just sitting on top of the coating. So when that coating (or even the top layer of a heavy uncoated stock) cracks in a fold it's just revealing the untouched paper fibers under the print.

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