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Prime Cut

(February 2011) posted on Fri Feb 04, 2011

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

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Fletcher-Terry Company
The FSC Substrate Cutter offers a 65-in. cutting capacity, the ability to be wall-mounted or used as a freestanding unit, and a cutting-head design featuring quick-interchange blade and wheel cutting tools. Its Fletcher 3000 is a wall-mounted machine that can cut light board and acrylic (and score glass) up to ¼-in. thick and offers 48- and 60-in. cutting capacity; the Fletcher 3100 can cut hard board (MDF) up to 3/32-in. and has a 63-in. cutting capacity. Also available is the Alta99 Automated Substrate Cutter.

Flexicam offers a range of CNC routers, including the S2, which is available in seven models and sizes from 50 x 100 to 80 x 161 in. The S2 features rigid steel construction, AC servo motors, and planetary gear boxes. An OCS system for high-speed signmaking is optional.

Foster Manufacturing
The Evolution is a wide-format manual cutter built specifically for the sign and digital graphics market. Intended to fit any bench, the cutting system features an extruded alloy cutting base, integrated lift-and-hold mechanism, and adjustable levelers; it can cut materials up to ½-in. thick, including flag, banner, card, PVC foamboard, foamcore, and more. Available in cut sizes from 64 to 144 in. with an optional textile cutting tool. The company also offers various multi-substrate cutters, sheet material cutters, rotary and mat cutters, and more; Foster is the exclusive distributor for Keencut in North and South America.

Fotoba International
Offers a variety of digital print cutters, including the XXL 500 X/Y superwide automatic cutter, which has a cut width of 210 in.; it can accommodate materials up to 0.8mm thick, including polycarbonates, laminated media, photo paper, vinyl, banner, PVC, and more.
Fotoba also offers: the XLD 170 automatic cutter, designed to work with rolls and sheets (67-in. maximum; up to 0.8mm thick); the XL 250/320 automatic cutter (102- and 130-in. max, up to 0.8mm thick); the Digitrim 44/64 (44- and 64-in. max, up to 0.5mm thick) with TrimManager software; and the Rollcut WR61/75 (62- and 75-in. max, up to 0.5mm thick). Colex is Fotoba’s exclusive distributor in North America.