Counter plates offer significant advantages over creasing matrix and traditional cut press board.
Each counter plate is positioned over its corresponding die cavity using industry-standard nylon locating pins. Peel the release paper off the transfer adhesive, slide the die chase into position and cycle the press. The counter plates have been transferred to your cutting plate in perfect register with the die. As you press the counter plates down you will notice that the edges are smoothly unlike the straight edges of matrix which can catch on your sheets. Also, you only had to place a single counter plate on each die cavity instead of a piece of matrix for each piece of creasing rule.
Unlike a press board make-ready, you should never have to skive the edge of a counter plate channel to fix a “sharp” score. Sharp or cracking scores are an indication that the creasing rule in the die is not lining up properly with the scoring channel. Our close tolerance computer controlled counter plate router ensures a perfect match with our cutting die. Creases are accurately located and well-defined, which means an easier set-up on your folder-gluers too.