Intended for use with a job that was already on-press, a commercial printer received delivery of 800,000 lbs of damaged roll stock. Time was critical, and SOS Services, Inc. was able to respond within 12 hours with enough manpower and equipment to quickly restore the damaged cores and help the printer keep the presses running.

These 105" wide jumbo rolls of 45# basis weight gloss coated paper were wound on a 6" fiber core and weighed 6,500 lbs. Using our patented core straightening tools and a shock set hammer, our service crew restored each core's 6" diameter throughout the entire width of the roll.

Each restored core was gauge-checked to ensure accuracy, then quad-plugged to maintain its integrity. We measured the diameter of each repaired roll at 6 different points, verifying that each was within 1/8" of being perfectly round and suitable for use on a high speed press.

Our hard-working crew was able to efficiently and effectively repair the damaged rolls at a pace faster than they were being consumed, enabling the printer to meet its time deadline. Each roll ran through the press without problems - not a single one was rejected for quality issues.

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Project Highlights

Product Description

Domestic Paper mill delivers 800,000 lbs of damaged product to commercial printer with high speed press.

The "job" was on press and time was time critical - SOS was able to respond within 12 hours.

Nine out of twelve service trucks shifted coverage to maintain all other customer commitments throughout the Midwest.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Patented core straightening tools along with our unique process allowed our service crew to work efficiently and effectively repair all the damaged rolls. SOS was able to repair the damaged product faster than they were consumed, enabling the customer to meet their time deadline.

Equipment Used to Restore Coil

Patented 6" core straightening tool
Shock set hammer
Core checker
Tape measure

Overall Part Dimension

105" width jumbo roll on 6" fiber core

Tightest Tolerances

All roll repaired to within 1/8" of being perfecting round

Material Repaired

45 # base weight gloss coat

Industry for Use

Pre-painted coil for building construction.

Industry Use

Commercial Printer


Rolls were quad - plugged to maintain core integrity

In-Process Testing/Inspection Performed

Cores were checked with 6" core gauge
Diameter of roll face measured across 6 points for accuracy

Est. Weight

6,500 lbs/roll

Standards Met

All rolls run without problem or claims
No rolls rejected for severity