Perforators are used throughout the world for the secure cancellation of documents and most commonly used for cancelling travellers cheques. Perforators can also be used for receipting and recording documents by applying dates, numbers and text, thus preventing them from being submitted more than once.
erforators can be broken up into manual, semi-automatic and full-automatic designs. Manual perforators typically work like a rotary paper cutter, requiring the user to slide the perforating wheel across a rail or bar. Semi-automatic perforators usually require manual setup, but use an electric motor to complete the perforation process. Fully automatic perforators use a panel to set the machine up electronically and use a motor to complete the perforation. The type you use depends on the needs of your business.
There are different types of perforator blades used for different projects. The different types are based on the amount of teeth the blade has. The teeth are the small notches used to punch tiny holes in paper. Different perforating blades have different amounts of teeth that punch different amounts of holes per inch. The more holes punched per inch, the easier the paper is to tear.
Paper perforators punch small holes in a sheet of paper making it easy to be torn, much like a check our coupon. Paper perforators crease paper making it easy to fold or bend. Both paper perforators and paper scorers are available in manual and automatic models.
Things to consider before purchasing a paper perforator:
What types of material will you be using with your machine. Paper varies in thickness and texture. Friction-fed perforators, slitters and scorers cannot handle glossy paper. Thickness can also be an issue. Different machines are designed for different thicknesses of paper. Most machines can handle standard copy paper, but not all machines can handle thicker card stock. Be sure and take into consideration all types of paper you will be using.
Different machines are designed for different volumes of paper. Some machines are designed for occasional use, where others are designed for continual use. Getting a machine that is not designed for continual use, but using it continually could result in a shortened machine life and a burned out motor. Although getting a machine that is more than you need can seem like a little much at first, it is perfect for future growth.
You will need to have a countertop or table for many of our paper-handling machines. Space is often overlooked when purchasing a machine. Make sure you have a place to use and store your machine.
Paper varies in size. The most common size of paper used is 8 ½ by 11-inches. Some paper is smaller and some is larger. Be sure your machine can handle all types of paper your business will be using. Many entry-level machines cannot handle larger 11 by 17-inch paper and bigger.
Perforators and Paper scorers easily crease paper making it easy to bend or fold.
Manual and automatic perforator machines, electric score and paper creasers do the job for your business. From tri-fold brochures to greeting cards to catalogs and posters, these manual and automatic paper creasers, electric score and perforator machines come in a variety of styles to meet your needs Copy and print shops also enjoy using perforators, allowing them to facilitate the daily needs of individuals