Success Stories

Rollem Slitting, Scoring, & Perforating machines are serving some of the top print finishers across the country.

See how Rollem solutions are making their jobs easier.

Arnett Designs

Arnett Designs has become the entertainment industry leader in providing innovative, high-end backstage passes, credentials and graphic design. We produce passes for festivals, bands, venues, sporting events, and marketing firms across the globe. Arnett Designs Purchased an Insignia5 die cutter in 2014.

The Insignia has provided us a tremendous amount of time savings as previously buying out our die cutting offered us little control of our production process. We have also been able to expand our product offerings after purchasing the unit.

Jeff ArnettOwner

Barksdale Photo

Barksdale Photo of Aston, PA, a leader in the school portrait industry since 1922, recently installed a new Xerox iGen and Rollem Jetstream Slitting Machine with Smart Strike technology.

Traditionally, school portraits are presented as sheets in an envelope. The owner, Wayne Barksdale, wanted to change the format and present their packages as booklets. Initially concerned about having to cut the sheets that are stapled, especially cutting near the spine, he looked for a way to perf the sheets to allow the customer to release the sheet from the booklet without having to cut. The issue was he didn’t want the cover perforated for appearance sake.

That’s where Rollem’s smart strike technology comes in. They print the photo sheets on their new Xerox iGen4, then the sheets are stacked on the GMP laminator. The sheets are laminated and run onto the register table of the Rollem, where the barcode on each sheet is read, to determine if the shafts should be engaged (perforated sheet) or disengaged (cover sheet, no perforation). The sheets are then delivered and stacked on the Rollem high capacity receding stacker. Then they use a Xerox media cart to lift and transport the stack onto the feed table on the Bourg booklet maker, where the sets are gathered, stapled and trimmed, and the finished product is delivered.

Genesis Direct

Genesis Direct is a direct channel marketing firm that connects their client-partners with their customers and prospects in more meaningful ways. More intimate ways. And most importantly, in the most profitable ways possible. Anchored by HP Indigo 10,000 digital presses, full-color, variable-data printing technology (VDP), Genesis Direct has expanded and refined its direct mail production services to support today’s marketing business model.

From day one, we started to use the Rollem Jetstream and basically we’ve used it every day since. We had a job of 5,000,000 postcards that were due in one week when we received installation of the Jetstream system. The job required timed perforations, which start and stop the perf at specific locations on the 20-up press sheet. It also required scoring.
We had the job done and out the door in less than a week. We use the Jetstream all the time and I know I can count on our system to get the job done fast and accurately. The ability to handle the perforating, scoring and edge trimming in one step, makes the Jetstream one of the key machines in my finishing department.

Shaun MurphyMaintenance Supervisor


HBP, Inc., a high-quality commercial printing company offers many value-added services such as design, digital printing, bindery, e-commerce solutions, wide-format printing, mailing, fulfillment and much more – all of which demand certain
levels of expertise.

Rollem’s bi-directional TR Machine was a natural fit to deliver slitting, scoring and perforating for many of their top selling products. HBP added a TR Die Score machine with a 36” sheet capacity with a 36” double head Rollaway unit for completing these functions in a bi-directional uninterrupted process, improving quality and turn-around time on products including direct mail and postcards.

The right-angle Rollaway unit includes a strike-perforation feature when coupons or tear-off replies are required. The Rollaway’s modular design allows it to be added or removed as needed.

Modern Postcard

Rollem Exceeds Modern Postcard’s High Standards with TR Finishing Machines.

Carlsbad, CA – Modern Postcard’s 75,000 sq. ft. facility produces high-quality postcard products along with related items and full mailing services. They take pride in utilizing the latest innovations. Everything from start to finish is produced in-house. Rollem’s finishing machines are an integral part of the production facility with over seven Rollem machines completing various trimming, slitting, scoring, cut-scoring and perforating.

Our Rollem finishing equipment gives us the flexibility to offer a wide variety of finishing services that not only meet but exceed our high standards, so our customers can get the most out of every direct mail campaign.

Waldo GarzaMailing and Finishing Services Manager


NAPCO is an award-winning custom manufacturer of rigid paperboard products and packaging in Sparta, North Carolina. They offer one-stop solutions with rapid product turnaround and prompt delivery. From luxury cosmetic and multimedia packaging to turned edge custom binders, coin collecting products and games, NAPCO creates high-end specialty packaging to attract attention.

One of NAPCO’s vertical product lines produces high-quality game boards and boxes and can provide customized vacuum-formed trays to accommodate the game components.

To complement our gaming division, we researched options for adding a card converting system in-house and we were lead to Rollem International’s Slipstream MK II system. Upon learning this specialized Slitting, Collating, and Round Cornering machine is used by the world’s top playing card manufacturers and after seeing demonstrations of full press sheets trimmed, cut, collated and round-cornered at speeds up to 2,000 sph, with 100% accuracy, we knew we found our solution.

Our new Slipstream MK II high-speed card slitting and collating system has allowed us to grow our card division and produce casino-quality card decks, popular trading cards, and game cards. Now we convert printed sheets into finished products eliminating multiple steps used in the past. This complete turnkey solution offers our customers a total package; from design to manufacturing and fulfillment in a fast, timely, and cost-effective manner. We couldn’t be more pleased with the added value Rollem’s Slipstream MK II brings to Napco’s gaming production.



ZenPrint is an online printing company with web-to-print and hosted brand storefront sites based in Provo, UT. They recently expanded their finishing capabilities with the addition of two Rollem mMachines, the Insignia5 Sheetfed Die Cutter and the Jetstream XY.

The die cutter opened the door to offering unusual and diverse holiday cards, and the Jetstream has been a 'game changer'. The bi-directional cutting of digitally printed business cards has provided huge productivity and labor savings for ZenPrint. Cards jobs that used to take all day and into the night can now be knocked out in three or four hours.

JD GardnerZenPrint


SG360, a printing and direct marketing services provider that offers multichannel marketing solutions. Recently, the company installed an Insignia7 die-cutter with waste stripping unit from Rollem International, Anaheim, California.

The Insignia7 has bridged the gap at SG360 between long-run sheet-fed and short- to medium-run digital. This allows for a more efficient read/write or match/match step on attaching lines.

Headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois, with locations throughout the US, SG360’s services range from research and strategy to concept and execution, and include direct mail, data analytics, fulfillment and more.

The quick changeover of the Insignia allows us to remain competitive on short runs and still have the ability to produce 250M CR80 cards in a shift. Our experienced manufacturing team utilizes their inline finishing die-cut experience to deliver CR80 cards, without ticks, in data-driven sequential order.

John BarthenSenior Vice President/General Manager, SG360

Studio 1

In 1986 Jim Kelm took a leap of faith and created Studio 1, a company on the cutting edge in the realm of photography.  Starting out in the family portrait business, Studio 1 made a name for itself with superb customer service and high quality portraits.  Actively involved in his children’s schools and sports in Rancho Cucamonga, Studio 1 evolved into what it is today.

I purchased the Insignia5 from Rollem in August of 2016. Our sales representative, Doug Sherwood, was very accommodating with our requests for sample runs and scheduled a demo at the Rollem office in Anaheim, CA. With professionalism and expertise, I was guided through the capabilities of the unit. We put the demo unit “to the test” with various dies, paper sizes and weights.
Since the installation we have run various short and long run jobs with great success. Our operators enjoy the quick setup, ability to run various stocks with minimal difficulty and a quality finished product. I am very happy with the unit and the services the Rollem team provides.

Jim KelmOwner, Studio 1

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