Sign & Digital Graphics

December '17

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38 • 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 developments are all designed to make users more nimble in reacting to these needs," Roden says. "For textile applications, including custom on-demand wearables, we have added the Class 1 laser module and cra- dle feeder," she says. "While the Zünd D3 with Board Handling System (BHS) was primarily designed with packaging users in mind, we have also seen wide-spread adoption from higher-volume sign and graphic printers taking advantage of the system's unbeatable efficiency. No matter the application, PSPs are keen to push more work out the door, and Zünd offers them a variety of products and methods to do just that." Roden says that Zünd being the most widely accepted digital cutting solution on the market means they have users meet print demand on a huge array of print products: from retail promotional graphics, POP displays, tradeshow & dis- play graphics to folding carton and cor- rugated packaging and much more. The possibilities are truly endless." MCT Offers VersaTech2 Upgrades Aranoff points that they have added new tools/accessories to the VersaTech2. "MCT has employed a nominal 140 watt laser with a patent pending laser belt and dual conveyor for more than three years. This has now been improved to cut and seal fabrics at least 30 percent faster. We have also sped up routing by doubling the power of the available routers to 5 Kw plus adding the ability for a tool changer for those who need it. This also accommodates up to 10 mm bit shafts versus 6mm previously. A new automatic board changer that conveys boards onto the cutting table versus just holding them up, also provides the opportunity to use for offloading and picking more efficiently." Aranoff says that these advancements are opening up new applications/markets many of their end users. "Fabric and short run packaging are the two of the fastest growing market segments that are well served by our laser cutting/sealing equipment, plus the simpler and less Earlier this year, Zünd introduced the powerful 3.6kW high-performance router with ARC tool changer. (Image Courtesy of Zünd America Inc.) Esko's George Folickman points out that these cut- ting marvels are helping their end users bring more projects in-house. (Image courtesy of Esko)

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