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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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Roland DGA
The CAMM-1 Pro GX-640 cutter is designed for vehicle graphics, window tints, signage, stencils, pinstriping, and more. It can accommodate media up to 72-in. wide (65-in. cut width) and features the company’s Quadralign technology to precisely read crop marks on preprinted data. It offers three cut modes, front and rear loading, automatic sheet-cut function, an overlap function for thicker media, CutStudio software, and more. It’s integrated with Roland’s VersaWorks RIP software. Also available is the GX-24 and the GX Pro (300/400/500) series of cutters. Roland also has a line of VersaCut print trimmers engineered specifically for production graphics shops: the VersaCut manual trimmer available in 44-, 68-, and 100-in. widths and is designed for flexible and rigid substrates; and the VersaCut CR crank-assisted trimmers, offered in 48- and 72-in. sizes, which can cut Sintra, Gatorfoam, Coroplast, and other rigid substrates up to 1/2-in. thick, and are designed to bridge the gap between handheld trimmers and fully mechanized trimmers or wall cutters.

Rosenthal Manufacturing
Offers a trio of graphics trimmers, including the Smartrim, the Smartrim TriVision Trimmer, and the TriVision Slitter. The Smartrim Trivision Trimmer enables the user to convert master rolls of graphics or press sheets into any width and length strips required for signage and graphics; optional features include sheetfed operation, auto roll-up, and overlaminate application. Each unit is custom configured. Also manufactures a range of sheeters.

Vertical sheet cutters, trimmers, autosheeters, and more. Designed for signmakers, large-format digital print shops, and exhibition/graphic designers, the Excalibur 5000 vertical sheet cutter is available in 48- and 63-in. cut lengths and can cut rigid materials up to 10mm-thick. The British company has several US distributors.

Safety Speed Manufacturing
Manufactures vertical panel saws, table saws, and panel routers. Its 3400 Vertical Panel Router provides production routing capacity on a 10-ft vertical steel frame. Maximum cross cut is 62 in.; maximum cut thickness is 1.75 in. Optional Mid-Way fence. Safety Speed also offers nine different panel saws, including the C4 (for 4 x 8-ft sheets) and C5 (for sheets up to 64-in. wide) designed for shops with limited floor space. Its Sign Saw Package includes accessories designed for and proven by sign-industry experts, the company reports.