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December '17

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36 • December 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S DIGITAL PRINTING AND FINISHING DIGITAL GRAPHICS for milling applications ranging from sporadic, light-duty routing to lengthy jobs working with heavy-duty materials —all with exceptional productivity. This provides enough power to cut through multiple layers. In fact, the Kongsberg C is the only super-wide finisher with a 3kW continuous duty high-performance milling unit. Thus, the Kongsberg table is the best at making clean and fast routs." Folickman says that Esko Kongsberg table users are graduating from rectangu- lar displays to irregular shapes. They are using Artios CAD and Studio software to design creative new displays and designs out of different materials that are truly unique. "In addition, automation plays an important role. It's one thing to design unique displays and produce one-ups. It's another thing to do this for a longer run for a large chain of national retail stores. NovaColor regularly designs packaging for them to ship, customers needing proto- types for longer runs and frequently special projects, which don't fit for large box companies. (Image courtesy of NovaColor) Fred Honigfort of NovaColor says they developed this with and for Hunter Engineering almost two years ago and they continue to use their design today. (Image courtesy of NovaColor) Zünd's new Cut & Seal Laser Module LM-100W for processing polyester fabric. (Image Courtesy of Zünd America Inc.) With automatic feeders and take up options—as well as robotics—Esko con- siderably reduces the process that wastes the most time: waiting for material to be cleared from the table and a new sub- strate to be fed into the machine." NovaColor Thinks Outside the Box One customer that is getting the most out of their cutting table is Fred Honigfort of NovaColor, based in St. Louis, Missouri. They recently com- pleted a project using an Esko Kongsberg table and Esko ArtiosCAD. It was a box that housed a 4- inch LED screen, which was used as a promotional item. "Our customer, Hunter Engineering, approached us originally for a vinyl wrap to cover an existing box provided with video screens. Unfortunately when they received the product it didn't come in a box. It was simply the video screen sand- wiched between a couple thin pieces of styrene with foam and all the electronic control buttons," Honigfort says. He adds that's when they asked if they could design the carton to hold the video components, which functioned when a magnet was removed from a trigger point; and the shipping box for sending to their potential clients. "Everything needed to be repeatable over the long haul because these were going to be shipped out typically four to six pieces at a time. They needed die line

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