Ian Collins, Partner
Can I arrange a demonstration?
However, you don’t need a demonstration before buying, and you don’t need a demonstration to set it up. You can buy directly from your local distributor. Set up is easy thanks to our popular video tutorials. The slim, instant-play video card comes loaded with step-by-step instructions and common troubleshooting tips. You can rewind, fast forward, pause and replay with ease – no computers or DVD players required.
How do I buy a CreaseStream machine?
You can buy any CreaseStream product directly from our distributors. Visit Where do I buy to contact the distributor nearest you.
What kinds of stock can I run?
The CreaseStream Mini series is extremely versatile. Our machines can feed, crease and perforate stocks from 65 to 350gsm, including some plastics: our deep score method creates a strong crease that makes it easy to fold the material.
What stock dimensions does it accept?
Minimum sheet format is 80mm width x 120mm length. Maximum sheet format is 520mm width x 520mm length.
How big are CreaseStream machines?
All our machines have a small footprint, so they fit anywhere. Dimensions are 830mm length x 750mm width x 200mm height. Weight (standard version) is 24kg.
How many sheets per hour can I produce?
The Card Creaser and mini Standard can process between 1,000 and 2,000 sheets per hour, the mini Quick-Feed processes up to 3,000 sheets per hour, the mini Auto-Feed processes up to 4,000 sheets per hour and the Pro processes up to 18,000 sheets per hour.
Is there any maintenance required?
Our machines don’t require maintenance. All you need to do is wipe them down and keep them dust free – especially the 25mm shafts and the feeding belt. This ensures that the tools slide freely and insert easily into the bushings, and that stock feeds smoothly.
How do your machines prevent cracking?
Our patented rotary technology features a soft creasing rib that gently stretches stock fibres to produce a U-shaped groove. It’s the only approach that achieves the high quality of the proven letterpress method.
Can I use a CreaseStream Mini as a perforating machine?
Yes, you can add an optional micro-perforator to your Mini, making it a creasing and perforating machine in the same pass.
Rotary perforating machines can be rough. What makes your solution different?
Basically, we apply the perforating blade on top of a special nylon anvil. This way the teeth of the blade kiss-cut the sheet and only slightly penetrate the nylon anvil, giving you a flatter result.
The standard blades are specially manufactured because they’re so fine – 17, 25 and 52 teeth per inch depending on the version of machine you order. It’s easy to add this precision tool to turn any CreaseStream Mini into a perforating machine.
How long does it take to set up the machine for the first time?
You can rewind, fast forward, pause and replay with ease – no computers or DVD players required. If you have questions just contact our technical hotline on +44 (0)1455 554 491 or [email protected] for immediate assistance.
How long does it take to set up jobs?
It typically takes only a few minutes to set up jobs requiring only one or two creases. Mini machines feature an accurate sheet guidance system, with easy-to-set guides extending directly to the creasing shafts so unskilled staff can achieve a precise crease every time.
What tools are included with the machine?
Each machine comes with a choice of two tools as standard. You can choose from a set of two creasing tools, or have it delivered as a creasing and micro-perforating machine fitted with one of each device. You can add more applications at any time.
Can I make two creases at the same time?
Yes, versatility is where CreaseStream machines stand out. With our rotary technology it’s easy to run multiple applications in one pass. You don’t have to waste time re-feeding or switching components because you can crease and perforate – or create more than one crease – simultaneously.
What is the minimum distance between two creases?
Do I need any special training to use the machine?
No. Unskilled staff can learn how in one short session. It’s so easy to use that you can master it in just 10 minutes – achieving a flawless, accurate crease every time.
How long do the creasing ribs last?
An extremely long time – up to one million impressions. If you need a replacement you can buy them for only £12 each.
Can I use my CreaseStream as a cutting machine?
We are currently developing cutting options and hope to make them available soon. If you are interested in a cutting machine contact us to discuss your requirements.
With which machines are the Tri-Creaser Fast Fit and Micro-Perf & Cut Multi-Tool compatible?
The Micro-Perf & Cut Multi-Tool fits: Heidelberg/Stahl, MBO, Horizon, Herzog & Heymann, GUK, MB, Shoei, Agor and Baumfolder.
If your machine manufacturer is not listed please contact us and we will see if we have a device available to suit your needs.
For more information visit the Tech-ni-Fold website.
What is the standard payback period for CreaseStream Mini machines?
What guarantee do you offer?
We offer a 12-month warranty as standard.
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- ‘The quality of build and the creasing results are excellent. In fact, we over-work the unit to gain maximum benefit. It really is a very good solution.’Colcards
Ian Collins, Partner
- ‘I purchased a CreaseStream machine from you and the service I had from Lee was terrific, we spent about 4 hours looking at and testing it before I finally bought from you. Due to the time your guys took with my purchase, I did buy the correct CreaseStream version which has led onto a huge growth in our business and now we have a thriving range of products all based on simple creased cards. What more can I tell you, great team, great product and now a thriving business built on the back of a CreaseStream.’R CAM Packaging Limited
Richard Bentham, Director
- “We are very pleased with the performance of our new CreaseStream Mini Standard. Unpacking and setup were easy, cutting and creasing are consistently excellent, especially on our heaviest stock. From a mechanical standpoint, this unit is elegantly designed and will be easy to maintain. We were also impressed with your packaging, from the shipping crate to the spare parts. Well done indeed. We especially appreciated the time and effort your staff spent with us to ensure we were buying the right machine for the custom work we do for our clients. This was a very good investment for our small enterprise."LoBo Designs
- ‘We have a mini CreaseStream (Auto-feed) in situ and overall it’s been reliable and does what it says on the tin, and more’Rhondda Cynon Taff Council
Ian Griffiths, Development Manager
- “We are really happy with the CreaseStream product it has really sped up production time on scoring short run prints without would you believe… any cracking!"Absolute Creative Print
- “Really liking the results from the new CreaseStream! Love having the extra wide width capability…excellent score results that is especially noticeable for digital heavy colour build output on the fold. Have done a few micro perf projects on it as well… WOW, very nice perf, lays flat for subsequent laser/copier imprint, etc."Sun Press Printing