Intec Printing Solutions Limited has launched a raft of new flatbed models into its digital flatbed cutter range for mid-volume producers, aimed at customers wanting to handle a more diverse range of media for varied applications.
The new flatbeds now offer a much improved user experience via new touch screen controls and the flagship FB1150 comes with an upgraded registration system to include 7th generation ARMS sensing, for faster job retrieval and 300% faster job registration, making it great for multiple sheet cutting.
Offering an unparalleled production capability, the flatbeds use either a CCD video camera or optical sensor (model dependent) and can cut mixed sheets, placed together on the cutting table, in a seamless and uninterrupted flow and with SmartMark registration, the cutter ensures superb crease and cut accuracy, every time.
Both creasing and cutting capabilities are generated via a multi-tool holder with interchangeable tools, that can apply up to 1kg of pressure, supporting the immediate finishing of packaging, point of sale, prototypes and kiss-cut labels. With no die’s or setup costs, users can cut any shape, in an instant.
Three new flatbed models; FB550, FB750 and FB1150, cater to a variety of stocks and sizes ranging from 350 x 520mm and up to 740 x 1040mm and can handle paper, boards, synthetic materials, vinyls and kiss cut applications from 0.5mm to 1200 micron, cutting at up to 600mm per second with an SRA3 taking between 30–45 seconds per sheet, depending on job complexity.
Cut jobs are instantly recognised with Intec’s unique job retrieval software, ColorCut Pro. ColorCut Pro integrates with Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW so users have a smooth transition to creating the necessary cut files. When users create their job, ColorCut Pro applies an auto assigned (editable) barcode or QR code to each of the designs and saves the cutting file to the ColorCut Pro Job Library which is automatically retrieved when cutting. All flatbed models are supplied with a version of ColorCut Pro.
Mark Baker-Homes, Director of product development states, ‘The launch of the new flatbed range of cutters represents an exciting new phase in terms of the development of our cutters, with a significantly improved user experience through the more responsive and immersive 12.7cm (five inch) touch panel screens.
‘Additionally, the 7th generation Vision3 ARMS sensor provides almost instant job recognition and lightning fast registration and alignment, enabling any user to cut jobs, which places the Intec cutters at the top of their class. We are ensuring users faster set up and production times, providing the ability to deliver a more on-demand environment for the promotional and packaging market.’
Most print environments struggle with enough space to place a new piece of equipment so the flatbeds are designed to use minimal floor space, ensuring that they can easily be accommodated in any print shop. The smaller footprint table is ideal for packaging sample making and mocks ups to improve design and approval processes.
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