More than 50 companies that produce cutters, cutting systems, and routers.
Image Edge Cutting Systems (www.imageedge.com): The Image Edge substrate-cutting system can cut up to 10 ft in length. The cutting mechanism is pressure-activated and automatically retracts when not in use. Capable of handling various substrates including vinyl, magnetic media, PVC, Coroplast, more.
Image1Impact (www.image1impact.com): Sooper Sign Saws are vertical cutting saws, in 50- to 74-in.-cut versions. All saws come with hold down bar, quick stop gauge, backer board, blade knife kit, and more.
Ioline (www.ioline.com): The SmarTrac I/S is a wide-format sign cutter designed to handle various rollfed materials and jobs ranging from vinyl signs to pouncing and sandblast mask. In three cut widths: 28, 34, and 44. Also available: the rollfed 100 System for graphics and sports lettering.
Keencut (www.keencut.com): The SteelTrak is a tabletop or floor-standing cutter capable of cutting rigid and semi-rigid materials; can also cut glass and aluminum (optional); in 65- and 84-in. cut lengths. Also offers a range of cutter bars and its Arc Rotary Cutter. Foster Manufacturing is the exclusive distributor in North and South America.
Ledco (www.ledcoinc.com): Ledco’s Automatic Cutter is designed for use with its Thoroughbred Laminator, but it will adapt to other similar equipment, says Ledco. Cuts up to 30-in. wide with a maximum cutting thickness of up to 50 mils.
Mimaki USA (www.mimakiusa.com): Mimaki’s CF3 series of flatbed cutting plotters are available with a choice of user-changeable cutting heads, including M head (router), R1 head (reciprocal cutter), and TF2 head (tangential cutter). In 122 x 63- and 39.3 x 63-in. cut-area sizes; FineCut 7 software included, as is Mimaki Plotter Manager. Also available: its CF2 series of flatbed cutting plotters, and four different series of roll/sheet cutting plotters including the CG-SRII series, the CG-60SR, the FXII series (three sizes), and the CG-60SL.
MultiCam (www.multicam.com): A full line of CNC cutting systems, including routers, knife systems, plasma and laser cutters, and more. Its Digital Express high-speed digital registration, routing, and knife cutting system comes in a range of table sizes, from 60 x 60 to 80 x 120 in.
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