Scoring is the term that refers to the process in which a crease is applied to paper stocks and other substrates. The crease is most often used for allowing stocks to be folded easily for a variety of purposes. The applications in which scoring is necessary are numerous. Consider the following examples:

  • The cover of a publication becomes much easier to fold when it is scored first.
  • Several locations on a document can be scored to allow it to be folded into a specific size so that it can be inserted easily into an envelope.
  • Shipping cartons are assembled quickly when the heavy corrugated stock, of which they are constructed, is scored to allow for easy folding.