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RandyD Frequent Member
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C60 & Booklet Maker Finisher Capabilties (North America)

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My spec brochure for the Booklet Maker Finisher states the maximum 25 sheet / 100 imposed page on 20 lb / 75 gsm media. Is there a list anywhere that states these values for all the various paper weights / types and combinations that can be saddle-stitched?

 

I was testing a 68 page document and wanted to print it to 80 lb text coated but my C60 wouldn't print it unless I changed the paper settings to Plain [80 - 90 gsm].

 

It would be handy to have a list readily at hand to know which combinations weights I could print at a glance.

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Analyst Nation Moderator Joe053204-hcl
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Re: C60 & Booklet Maker Finisher Capabilties (North America)

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The Booklet Tray will handle up to 20 sets of a maximum of 25 uncoated sheets (20lb

75gsm)/20 sets of a maximum 20 uncoated sheets (24lb 90gsm). The Booklet Tray

will also handle10 coated/uncoated stapled sheets per set at 106 - 176 gsm/ 5 uncoated stapled sheets per set at 177-220 gsm, and can accommodate up to 13”x18” / SRA3 media. (Note: larger media will

result in reduced output tray capacity).

 

Your job would be 17 sheets coated 180GSM which is nowhere even close to specs for folding. Even without the Gloss/Coated you would be sitting around 5 folded sheets.

 

 

WARNING, THE FOLLOWING IS OLD DATA FROM THE PREVIOUS GENERATION OF FINISHER. THE NUMBERS MAY NOT BE IDENTICAL SO TAKE THE WHOLE TABLE WITH A GRAIN OF SALT. EVERYTHING FROM HERE ON MAY BE INCORRECT, BUT THE DOCUMENTATION OF YESTERYEAR IS VASTLY BETTER TO LOOK AT ;-)

 

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I actually used to print that chart and tape it down right on the top of our D series finishers so I always could find it. As far as I know, no such chart is available for the new series of finisher.

 

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Mikefrompittsford Frequent Member
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Re: C60 & Booklet Maker Finisher Capabilties (North America)

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Good morning,  Any chance you have a "capabilities" sheet for a professioinal finisher hooked up to a dc250?

 

Thanks!

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Analyst Nation Moderator Joe053204-hcl
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Re: C60 & Booklet Maker Finisher Capabilties (North America)

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The table above is for the D series finisher that was sold with the 250, it was also sold with the 260/560/700/770/C75/4110/4127/459X product families and more (Finishers don't really require much for advancement so they stay current for multiple generations.

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Re: C60 & Booklet Maker Finisher Capabilties (North America)

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Here is the DC240/250 CED as supplied with the devices back in ye olde 2007

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Re: C60 & Booklet Maker Finisher Capabilties (North America)

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Thank you!

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RandyD Frequent Member
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Re: C60 & Booklet Maker Finisher Capabilties (North America)

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Revisiting this I'm still having an issue trying to print a 40 page book that is being run on 12x18, 104 gsm plain paper. Even if I cheat the machine and tell its the lightest paper weight it will not print the book folded in one pass. It splits the book into folded 5 sheet books.

Note that on this job I'm not stapling as we're combining this with a printed and laminated cover that will be stitched offline. (I'm only using the xerox finisher for folding in this instance).

 

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Analyst Nation Moderator Joe053204-hcl
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Re: C60 & Booklet Maker Finisher Capabilties (North America)

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Unstapled maxes at 5 sheets. It is like that for every finisher, all the finishers mangle the pages badly if they aren't stapled, they just can't hold the pages together and push them out the exit.

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Re: C60 & Booklet Maker Finisher Capabilties (North America)

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I'm guessing there isn't a sneaky work around? Can I somehow ask for a single staple to cheat this?

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Re: C60 & Booklet Maker Finisher Capabilties (North America)

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In the process of working on this I'm trying to adjust the fold & staple position on this finisher and for the life of me I can't figure out how to make the adjustments easily. Do you have a resource on how to do this that explains it a bit better than the manual and control panel?

1. Are the adjustments cumulative? I make small edits to the numbers and the fold staple position are all over the place.

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