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Give Your Shop an Edge

(June 2013) posted on Thu Jun 27, 2013

More than 50 sources of cutting systems, routers, and trimmers.

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Roland DGA
The Camm-1 Pro GX-640 cutter is designed for vehicle graphics, signage, banners, floor graphics, and more. It can accommodate media up to 72-in. wide (65-in. cut width) and features the company’s Quadralign technology for cutting pre-printed graphics. It offers three cut modes, front and rear loading, automatic sheet-cut function, an overlap function for thicker media, CutStudio output software, and Roland’s VersaWorks RIP software. Also available is the Camm-1 Servo GX-24 desktop vinyl cutter and the GX Pro (300/400/500) series of cutters. Roland’s line of VersaCut print trimmers are engineered for production graphics shops: the VersaCut manual trimmer is available in 68- and 100-in. widths and is designed for flexible and rigid substrates up to 3/8-in. thick; and its VersaCut CR crank-assisted trimmers, in 48- and 72-in. sizes, can cut Sintra, Fome-Cor, and other substrates up to 0.5-in. thick.

Rosenthal Manufacturing
Offers a trio of graphics trimmers, including the Smartrim, the Smartrim TriVision Trimmer, and the Smartrim TriVision Slitter. The Smartrim can trim up to 500 graphics (50 x 70 in.) /hr and rolls up to 60 in. wide. Features an automated finishing system compatible with Scotchprint 2000 media. Rosenthal also manufactures a range of sheeters.

Its range of trimmers includes the Technical T Series for large-format trimming. Available in seven models, ranging from cutting lengths of 26 to 100 in. All have cutting capacities of 4.0mm thick. The British company has several US distributors.

Safety Speed Manufacturing
Manufactures vertical panel saws, routers, saw-and-router combos, and more. Its 3400 Vertical Panel Router provides production routing capacity on a 10-ft vertical welded steel frame. Max. cross cut is 62 in.; max. cut thickness is 1.75 in. Optional Mid-Way fence. The company offers nine panel saws, including the C4 (for 4 x 8-ft sheets) and C5 (for sheets up to 64-in. wide); both designed for shops with limited floor space. A special Sign Saw package is available.