What's up with that?


Booklet too thick


Posted: 7 January 2011

Hal, try this: Set a booklet, corner staple, 38 sheets (76 page book) 8.5 x 11 on 20 lb. I get the message about the booklet being too thick. I know for a fact that I can staple 100 sheets of 20 lb, so 38 sheets is a snap. Is there a way to override this?

. . . . .  Craig

Have you tried making changes in My Shop? It should be under Bookbinding. Now that I think about it, there may be a 72 page limit when data validation is turned off.

. . . . .  Keith

Craig, that's some stapler you got there. One-fifth of a ream of 20 lb bond is 3/8" thick, which means the staples would have to measure 1/2" deep. I'm not questioning your ability to do that, just never encountered it in 35+ years of printing. I'm assuming you're using the wire stitcher on your DocuTech.

As it stands, MF allows a maximum of 200 pages to be saddlestitched, and a maximum of 40 pages to be cornerstapled with data validation ON. That's in V2010.3. Guess we'll have to increase that. In the meantime, set up custom binding in MyShop and use that. I'll let you know when the new setup file has been uploaded.

. . . . .  Hal Heindel


Sometimes I wonder about that stapling too, but the finisher does it! Pretty impressive when you think about it.

. . . . .  Craig