A crease is used when it is necessary to fold thicker papers and boards, commonly when the paper weight is around 170gsm or higher. If we attempted to fold these thicker sheets without creasing the surface of the paper would generally crack, and it would be difficult to achieve a consistent fold on the job since each sheet would fold in a slightly different place.

Creasing effectively breaks the surface of the paper before it is folded so that the fold always appears in exactly the same place. It also generally eliminates most of the cracking that is normal when thicker sheets are folded without being creased.

For products that also need folding, creasing can usually be done on the same machine, so the sheets are creased and then folded in a single pass operation. Products can also be creased and supplied flat, ready for easy folding by the end-user.

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