Zünd cutting equipment is used in a wide variety of markets including sign-making and graphics, packaging, composites for aerospace and automotive applications, leather, textiles, and architecture design – and now recent testimonials from furniture designers and manufacturers are demonstrating its effectiveness within this field.

Following its acquisition by Swiss family business Zünd Systemtechnik AG earlier this year, St Albans-based Zünd Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd has announced an official name change to Zünd UK Ltd. The new, simpler name reflects a continued progression for the company, a leader in digital cutting technology.

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 easy-to-use design software even more user friendly and provide users with even greater design choices.

On Stand L10, Zünd UK is showcasing a new Zünd G3 3XL3200 fitted with the new 3.6kW Router, a powerful spindle featuring a pneumatic clamping system capable of routing materials at depths of up to 50mm and working with bits with shaft diameters of up to 10mm.

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.

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.

Bobcat Digital has installed a Zünd G3 L2500 from CMYUK following a visit to Sign & Digital UK 2016 earlier this year. The investment will enable the company to keep pace with print production from a recently installed EFI VUTEk wide-format printer by automating the finishing process.

Canon Europe demonstrated an interesting new prototype workflow automation solution – provisionally named ‘View & Cut' – at Drupa 2016 in conjunction with Zünd to further automate the finishing of printed output from Canon wide format printers on the Océ ProCut G3 and Zünd S3 flatbed devices.

Point-of-sale specialist Wilmot-Budgen has upgraded to the latest Zünd D3 digital cutting table following its launch at Drupa.

Insight Print Media Limited has expanded into new premises along with a raft of new wide format printing and finishing equipment including a new Zünd G3 L2500 digital cutting table.

CMYUK has installed a Zünd S3 digital cutting table and an EFI VUTEk GS 2000 LX Pro printer at the Northampton factory of Nene Packaging, enabling it to produce packaging and display samples for customers of all sizes.

Users of Zünd digital cutting tables will find this new Prep Center workflow software capable of achieving all types of printing and cutting layers – including routing, creasing, kiss-cutting, V-cutting and engraving – at very high speeds. Cut times can also be estimated due to integration with Zünd’s Cut Center software.

Large format display print specialist John E Wright has invested in its second Zünd G3 digital cutting system, this time for its Hull operation. The firm installed a G3 system into its Nottingham operation in 2014.

Zünd UK's recent open days with Canon were attended by a special guest – the company's international CEO, Oliver Zünd – who officially opened the digital cutting specialist's St Albans demonstration centre.

Papergraphics has continued to expand its hardware portfolio, this time into the finishing arena with the addition of Zünd’s G3 and S3 cutters.

Zünd is to host two open days with Canon this autumn, giving customers in the signage and graphics industries an opportunity to see a range of printing and digital cutting equipment.

Wide format digital print company Printdesigns has ordered a second Zünd G3 digital cutter to cope with increasing demand for its expanding range of portable fabric-based display stands.

Lego Batman was the theme for The Cardboard Box Company’s entry into the 2015 Red Bull Soapbox Race with a range of themed costumes and a Batmobile produced using two Zünd digital cutting machines.

Zünd has released a new RM-120 routing module specifically for packaging manufacturers with a need for routing foam packaging and protective inserts. Packaging producers can now efficiently and economically create complete packaging systems –including protective inserts – on the same machine.

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