Tensor International LLC

10330, Argonne Woods Dr., Suite 300, 60517 Woodridge, IL


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.07  Web-fed offset printing machines
  • 01.07.020  Web-fed printing machines – heatset

Web-fed printing machines – heatset

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.07  Web-fed offset printing machines
  • 01.07.025  Web-fed printing machines – coldset

Web-fed printing machines – coldset

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.080  Folders for web-fed presses

Folders for web-fed presses

Our products

Product category: Web-fed printing machines – heatset



Speed up to 50,000 IPH (with unit shaftless drive)
Speed up to 46,000 IPH (with footprint shaftless drive)
Three ink form roller design
Robust construction - 35,000 lb (15,876 kilos) 4-high tower
Outstanding Print Quality

Cutoff: 21" through 24.8" (530mm through 630mm)

Web Widths (cut-off dependent): 36" through 40" (914mm through 1016mm)

Outstanding Print Quality

Three ink form rollers with three ink vibrators for high coverage inking capability
Engineered specifically to maximize print results with third ink form roller design
Large capacity ink fountains
Ink form rollers swing out for easy plate-up access on both sides of the press
High-strength cast iron frames for outstanding stability and endurance
Full bearer press design for enhanced dot reproduction and the ability to print fine screen work
Bearing-in-a-bearing technology offers full cylinder support at high press speeds when using conventional narrow gapped blanket technology
Ability to run 3-across formats up to 40" web widths

Highly Automated Controls

State-of-the-art drives and controls provide optimum efficiency with minimal waste
Footprint shaftless drive system with integrated logistics for all auxiliary equipment

Innovative Design

Drive side oil lubrication
Plate cylinder design provides increased rigidity for outstanding print and registration control
Quick “no tool” plate change design encourages versatility of products

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Product category: Folders for web-fed presses


Tensor's T-1 jaw folder is an outstanding economical solution for newspaper applications.

Rated up to 35,000 PPH
1:2:1 cylinder geometry
Web capacity up to 8 webs half-folded, or 6 webs quarter-folded

Cutoff: 21.5" through 24.8" (546mm through 630mm)

Web Widths: 20" through 40" (508mm through 1016mm)

Versatile and Economical

Accepts all standard newspaper sizes and thicknesses
Outstanding economic value with exceptional, proven performance
Excellent addition to existing presslines of all manufactures
Flexible solution with fast ROI

Durable Design

Helical main folder drive gears with oil lubrication
True conical design on the chrome-plated former board, pre-drilled for air
Highly adjustable jaws to easily switch between light and heavy paper stocks, or from single web to multiple web jobs
Pneumatically loaded trolleys and slitter at the RTF control panel
Independent trolley and slitter pressure adjustments can be individually controlled
Two sets of driven nipping rollers
Cutoff size driven RTF roller
Overload clutches on the horizontal drive and quarter folder for jam protection
Heavy-duty frame construction with rigid cross members
Operating side delivery extension

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Product category: Folders for web-fed presses


The Tensor H-50 jaw folder is recognized for its outstanding performance and enduring quality.


Rated up to 50,000 pph
1:2:2 jaw folder offers superior accuracy at high speed
Easy changeover capability
Web capacity up to twelve webs, dependent on specific application

Cutoff: 19" through 27.6" (482mm through 700mm)

Web Widths: 20" through 40" (508mm through 1016mm)


Many repeat purchases due to high customer satisfaction
Proven to perform well with all other brands of web presses, making the H-50 an excellent add-on to an existing press line
Heavy-duty folder can be utilized with either 1-around or 2-around printing units


Unique self-adjusting jaw allows effortless conversion from single web to multiple web jobs
True conical design on the chrome-plated former board, pre-drilled for air
Two driven sets of nipping rings plus provisions for a crosshead perforator are standard
Double parallel options allow greater product flexibility for specific market niches
Integral ribbon shifters, crosshead, and notch-type spine perforators available

Quarter-Fold Options

Two quarter folder designs are available on the H-50 to accommodate both standard newspaper and demanding commercial heat-set folding applications
The standard quarter folder boasts high page count capabilities. Available in many cutoff options, it can be fully retrofitted to any existing H-50 folder
The enhanced quarter folder is specifically designed for high-speed commercial heat-set applications, catalog, directory, short-run books and inserts
A wide range of paper stocks, including the more difficult SCA and SCB lightweight stocks, are folded with advanced accuracy

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About us

Company details

Tensor International specializes in the development and production of flexible single-width web offset press equipment capable of printing 35,000 to 60,000 products per hour, with related folding equipment.

Tensor focuses specifically on single-width printing solutions that deliver dependable, high quality at a competitive price and are backed by superior field support. A network of knowledgeable global representatives has placed over 2500 units and approximately 180 presslines in 42 countries.

Tensor's headquarters and assembly plant are located near the historic, major manufacturing area of Chicago. This area provides an extensive pool of highly trained engineers and skilled craftsmen. Tensor capitalized on this resource and created an innovative company geared towards producing outstanding products that successfully compete in a global marketplace.

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