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Vivid Are Bringing Your Cutting In-House




Vivid Laminating Technologies Ltd unveiled its new flat-bed cutter, the Velo Blade, at The Print Show. The most cost effective digital die-cutter on the market enables printers to extend the services they offer, create unique and intricate products as well as remove the need for outsourcing.

Vivid Sales Director, Richard Marlow said; “Traditionally, the cost of bringing quality cutting in-house hasn’t been a feasible option for most print shops, which led us to launch the Velo Blade. Collaborating with our customers to understand what would make their businesses better and lives easier, it became clear that less outsourcing and expanding their customer base was the way to go. Velo Blade opens up completely new markets in packaging and point of sale giving print suppliers the platform they need to further their offering and grow the business. We’re incredibly excited to see the impact it’s going to have”.

The automated Velo Blade is a production line within itself. The combination of cutting, creasing and perforating in a single pass with auto-feed, conveyor belt and collection tray, allows for completely unattended production. So, not only is the Velo Blade positioned at an attractive price, but it is also a great efficiency saver.

Load 100mm of up to 1.5mm or 1200gsm stock and let the Velo Blade do its thing. Gantry mounted vacuum clamps operate alongside air separation jets, feeding your stock into production. From here, an Industrial CCD registration camera picks out registration marks to align the cutting head. Then, the accurate and durable tungsten steel blade carries out the cutting process, whilst the high quality vacuum grip conveyor belt holds stock securely in place. Once all cutting, creasing and perforating is complete, the stock is automatically stacked in the collection tray.

The Velo Blade is a versatile system that caters to a variety of stocks and sizes ranging between 210mmx297mm to 600mmx400mm. Whether it’s paper, plastic board, PVC board, PU, cardboard, rubber sheet or marking film, it can cut it. It’s also a quick system, cutting at up to 1000mm/s with SRA3 taking between 15 – 45 seconds per sheet, depending on the complexity of the cut or crease.

Launched to compliment Vivid’s already impressive range of print finishing systems, the Velo Blade means Vivid can now provide its customers high quality laminating, cutting, creasing and perforating tools that enable them to reduce outsourcing costs, improve efficiency and create eye-catching unique products that wow their customers every time.

To find out more about the Velo Blade, visit www.vivid-online.comor call 01530 510946.