Formax Introduces New Atlas C102 Creaser/Perforator

May, 2019

DOVER, NH: Formax is pleased to introduce the Atlas C102 Automatic Air-Feed Creaser/Perforator, an upgraded model which replaces the Atlas C100. New features include a quick-release blade system, height-adjustable outfeed stacker, extended infeed deck, and an optional cross and partial perforation kit.

The quick-release blade system allows for easy changing from creasing to cross perforating, without using any tools. It features variable creasing depth, which can be adjusted using a simple sliding lever, to accommodate various paper weights.

An extended infeed deck now accommodates sheets up to 35” L x 13” W. The outfeed stacker can be adjusted to match the paper stack height and keeps processed sheets neatly organized for quick and easy removal.

The Atlas C102 features a 7” color touchscreen with user-friendly graphics-based set-up, 50 programmable jobs, and a reliable bottom-suction air-feed system for continuous loading of printed sheets, with no loss of feeding accuracy. Perforating capabilities are also standard, with a wide range of wheels to suit various applications.

Variable speed control allows the Atlas C102 to handle a wide variety of sheet sizes and thicknesses. With the ability to create up to 16 creases per page, it can process up to 8,500 sheets (8.5” x 11”) or up to 11,000 sheets (6.5” x 8.5”) per hour. The C102 features fully-automatic setup, calculating the crease positions based on paper size and setting them accordingly.

To avoid the cracking which often happens with traditional circular scoring blades, the Atlas C102 utilizes a unique rule-and-matrix mechanism. This method compresses paper fibers instead of cutting them, virtually eliminating cracks on a creased or folded edge. The creasing matrix is guaranteed for life.

The optional cross/partial perforation kit allows for full and partial perforating along the width of the sheet, ideal for tear-off tickets and vouchers. Additional options include a narrow sheet guide, narrow creasing matrix and perforating wheels.

With rugged metal construction, a compact footprint, and a range of user-friendly features, the Atlas C102 is an ideal addition to small print shops and production facilities with limited space that want to expand their digital print finishing capabilities.

Formax is an industry leader in the design, engineering, sales and support of pressure seal, mailing, digital print & finishing and data destruction solutions. The company's goal is to continually introduce new and innovative products while providing an unequaled level of service and support for authorized dealers worldwide. Formax's corporate sales and service office is located in Dover, NH, and manufacturing facilities in Turlock, CA.