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Increased growth at Leeds-based Marshall Print had resulted in bottlenecks in the finishing department that were resolved by a fully automated Esko Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table with conveyor belt – sourced from and installed by CMYUK.
With volume steadily increasing for printed glass manifestation, wallpaper, vinyl and CAD cut graphics, Surrey-based architectural sign specialist Signbox has invested in a Zünd S3 L1200 precision cutting system to replace hand-finishing with digital cutting to increase precision, speed of turnaround and consistency in production.
Here is an easy-to-use Adobe Illustrator plug-in that lets the user create packaging and displays with just a few mouse clicks. It is available to download from Zünd who has released Version 3 of its Zünd Design Centre ZDC, Zünd's plug-in for Adobe Illustrator. This new plug-in makes this already…
Curtis Packaging has installed a Zünd S3 M1200 digital cutting table at its new Redhill premises. The company has invested some £1.3m in the move, along with other capital equipment purchases.
Hull-based packaging and POS specialist Garthwest has invested in a Zünd G3 L2500 automated cutting system with camera recognition that reads registration dots printed outside the main printing area and cuts accordingly.
The UK's largest Minuteman Press franchise, based in Bath, has invested in a Valiani Optima V 250 flat-bed cutting table from Morgana Systems to provide a quality short-run in-house cutting facility.
I have come to the conclusion that printers are for printing and cutters are for cutting. Yes, there are some great bits of kit that will do both in one go for you but, and let's be honest, that is only about convenience as opposed to volume production. Why? Because…
Point-of-sale specialist Wilmot-Budgen has doubled production speeds on two-sheet cutting processes following the installation of a brand new Zünd D3 XL3200 digital cutting table, combined with its existing Zünd Board Handling System.
If you didn’t make it to Drupa you would have missed Esko launching its new CorruSpeed tool, a brand-new tool for its Kongsberg family of cutting tables designed for high-speed cutting of corrugated board without oscillating. The result is cleaner, more accurate cuts comparable to conventional die cutting, bringing the…
Vivid Laminating Technologies has launched a smaller footprint double-sided duplex laminating system able to laminate, foil and create spot UV-style effects on SRA3 portrait sheets.
Swanline Paper & Board, the recently launched materials division of Swanline Print Ltd, has installed a Kongsberg C24 cutting table from Esko, featuring multi-zone operation and robotic loading and unloading.
Quality Print Services (QPS) has added Easymount laminators to its range along with the Vivid Boss range of wide-format pressure-sensitive laminating films following its appointment as a reseller for Vivid Technologies.
Dönitz Displays & Verpackunge, based in Scheeßel, Germany, has invested in a Kongsberg XN22 cutting system from Esko in order to be more responsive to customer requirements for fast turnaround display prototypes and small series production. The machine replaces a 15-year-old cutting system from another manufacturer that had passed its…

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