Friday, January 05, 2007

a word on scoring

A lot of radio silence on the blog this week as I was immersed in a large book project. It was a two-color job with 8 different layouts, so it required quite a bit of press time and kept me very occupied. Most of yesterday was spent scoring the pages, so I thought I'd share a bit about that process today.

When folding any kind of card stock, your need to create what's called a score to produce a clean fold (see second photo). Some papers are more rigid than others, so it's important to know the grain direction of your paper in order to determine which way will produce a better fold. I'll explain more about this very fun project after it is delivered. :)


Megan said...

Great! I'd LOVE to know exactly how that score is made. I'm curious how it is set up on the press?

moontree said...

Many people score on heidelberg windmills, but since it is my only press I prefer to keep it set-up for printing. I score documents on a tabletop device called a 'morgana docu-crease 35'. If you want to score on the heidelberg you'd need a scoring blade, a die jacket and a special adhesive strip that fits onto the platen. Hope that helps!