Processes – Crease and Fold

In a prior post, we used the term “three process project”.  Then it dawned on me that you might not  be aware of all the processes that go on in the print shop.

Printing is just one process. There are others:

  • Trimming
  • Folding / Stuffing
  • Creasing
  • Padding
  • Perforating
  • Stapling
  • Binding

blog-paper-folds-large-300x258Some of our clients have large mailings that need to go out. Frequently we need to fold their letters and put them in envelopes. Ergo, Folding / Stuffing.

Folding text weight paper is relatively simple. We can do it either by hand or machine without employing another process.

Folding process generally takes at least one day, and the stuffing process adds another day to the finished product. If the quantity is very large, each process may take two days.


creaser diagramHowever, if we are working with cover weight paper, we need to crease it before it will fold nicely. We generally crease invitations and other fold-over cards before folding them.

We place the paper on the female die and lower the male die onto the paper sharply. This extends the fibers of the paper so that they will fold neatly without cracking or ruffling. Each piece is handled separately and takes additional time.

For most orders, it takes least one day after printing for the creasing process. If the quantity is large, it may take longer. These pieces are handled one at a time, piece by piece.

Handling them manually, one at a time, ensures that they are done well. We want your project to look as good as possible.

Remember, at DuMond Printing, business is personal.

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Lyons, KS 67554


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