M.A.S. Industries, Inc.

M.A.S. Industries, Inc.

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January 2018

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Scoring & Creasing

What finishing is right for you?


How to start your fold

The difference between a good print job and a great one is just as dependent on the finishing as it is the printing. One of the ways finishing can go wrong is when the piece requires a fold, and to start that fold it requires a score or a crease; but which? We’re hoping that with these tips it will help you to better understand when to use each and with what material.


  • A shallow cut is made in the material creating one stress point for folding
  • Ideal option for folding thicker fluted plastics and corrugated materials
  • Scores can be modified from solid line to perforated when the desired outcome is to “tear off” instead of folding


  • Operation where parallel impressions creating two stress points, reducing the overall stress on just one folding point
  • Used for paper, tag stock and even fluted materials like fluted plastic and corrugated for cartons. Creasing can run with or against the flutes while still producing high-quality results
  • Two types of creasing: Platen and Rotary. Platen is when the material and the tool are both flat, like when using a die tool. Rotary is when you crease the material using a wheel like on digital cutting machines. Both are great options but platen is the faster option for large quantities.

We use both of these methods at M.A.S. and both have their rightful place in the finishing world. Not all materials are the same so we can assist you in picking the right stock for the job. We will do the proper testing to make sure that your finished part is exactly what you want.

Happy to help.

Let us know if you have any questions.

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