At Southern Converters we’d always recommend careful handling of fine art papers and delicate films. After a decade in business and with over eighty years’ converting experience among the team here, we know that the least little scuff or abrasion can prove a big headache for customers. If the substrate is substandard, it doesn’t matter how brilliant your print production facility is – the flaws show up.
And this is particularly true when you’re trying to cut large sheets from delicate media – between one and three metres, up to two and four metres, let’s say. As the sheet size is increases the potential for problems seems to grow in about the same proportion.
But we’re the experts – at Southern Converters it’s our job is to convert problems into challenges, and challenges into solutions!
So, to take a specific example, when a customer asked us to convert large sheets of delicate surfaced paper and board into sheets measuring 1.24 x2.8m, we were confident we knew how to handle the job.
Sheets this size can’t be sheeted very easily from rolls – there simply aren’t that many sheeters around that can handle materials of this size. The added concern – as it’s always the case – was to ensure that the converting process didn’t mark or abrade the delicate surfaces of the material.
So while most sheeters use a series of belts and rollers to feed and transport the material to the palletization station, we use our Pasquato “throw sheeter”. The added advantage with this is that there are no belts or rolls to mark the surface of the material.
It’s the perfect piece of kit for converting fine papers and delicate films. And as the material is sheeted, it’s transported to custom-made pallets (which we make in-house) to ensure that everything is delivered to the customer without damage.
Simple really – but that’s how the benefit of experience converts neatly into customer satisfaction.