The installation of two Zünd D3 Cutter 2XL-3200 with Board Handling System BHS150 at Billboard Media in Melbourne is the first installation of its kind in Asia-Pacific. Billboard Media decided on the investment following a bottleneck in its workflow at the cutting stage. The company currently operate six flatbed printers, four UV roll-to-roll and four latex roll-to-roll printers as well as a host of finishing equipment which includes hot air vinyl welders, guillotines, die-cutters and table cutters. With its six large format flatbed printers running two shifts, five days a week, Billboard Media senior production coordinator David Langford said the business could print jobs within hours, but it would take several days to progress a job through its cutting department. “We had added an auto-platen die- cutter and moved a great deal of our carton work onto it but our four existing cutting tables from a competitor of Zünd struggled to keep up with the signage and display work,” he said. “We were running additional shifts at night and on weekends, which incurred labour costs. We have a good reputation for fast turnaround times, so we take delays in getting product out to our customers as a failure on our part. That had to be addressed quickly.”

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