Prontaprint Wimbledon installs Titanium cutter

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Prontaprint Wimbledon has invested in an International Graphics Supplies (IGS) Titanium 2.5 x 1.6 metre cutting table, to eliminate a finishing bottleneck arising from the installation of a Mimaki UV flatbed printer.

This high street, wide format and digital printer has seen a significant increase in wide format sales since the UV printer installation in June. However, this increase in production led to a finishing bottleneck due to the existing manual cutting processes.

Shankar Umashankar, owner of Prontaprint Wimbledon, said: ‘We had looked at a range of cutting machines but, after thorough testing and visiting DecTek and Zenith Packaging – both very happy Titanium customer sites – the Titanium 2516 stood out as ‘robust, adaptable and very competitively priced’.

‘The Mimaki and IGS Titanium 2516 combination has enabled us to offer a varied range of products including short run and prototype packaging, point of sales displays, kiss cut labels and social distancing products.’

‘The IGS team managed the installation with easy considering we are on a very busy main road. The training for the new machine, including optimising the router for a wide range of rigid materials and rotary knife for our short run and prototype textiles customers has been excellent,’ he continued.

The Titanium series offers an impressive range of cutting tables that start with the Titanium 0604 and Titanium 0806 for the B3 and B2 digital print and litho press users looking to enter the lucrative short run packaging market. For the wide format print customer, cutting tables are available from 1.1 x 1.3 up to 3.5 x 2.0 metres.

With an automatic precision cutting tool, the exact cutting depth can be achieved quickly, precisely and efficiently. Supplied as standard with all Titanium cutters is a high resolution registration camera which ensures cutting printed jobs accurately to register.

A range of specialty tools are supplied with each cutter. These tools offer speed, power and flexibility to handle a wide variety of materials, such as Dibond, corrugated, folding carton, solid board, foam, coating blankets, textiles, wood and a long list of plastics.

Peter Flynn, managing director IGS, said: ‘I am very pleased to see Prontaprint is already enjoying the many benefits of moving to a Titanium cutter. As Shankar identified, our price/performance is hard to match and this powerful combination is allowing us to building a very impressive portfolio of customers.

Our showroom is also busy with online demonstrations for prospects looking to invest in a Digital Cutter and UV Flatbed Printer to meet their customers’ requirements for social distancing signage.’

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