Wide Format Cutting Devices: An Overview for Sign Companies

Wide Format Cutting Devices: An Overview for Sign Companies

With soft signage, hard board and plastics, and polypropylene alternatives to PVC, customers have more choices than ever when it comes to printing materials. With this growth in wide format digital print, finishing has now become even more important.

With soft signage, hard board and plastics, and polypropylene alternatives to PVC, today’s customers have more choices than ever when it comes to printing materials. With this growth in wide format digital print, finishing has now become even more important. The installed base of roll-to-roll and flatbed wide format printers has been increasing steadily, and these printed materials need to be framed, mounted, contour cut, and routed. In fact, without continuous, significant increases in cutting capacity, material versatility, speed, and material handling automation, continued investments in faster and wider printers may prove fruitless, eventually eroding growth and profits. Finishing is not an option, but a must for digital printing to march forward.
 
Depending on the display requirements (e.g., outdoor vs. indoor), the media may require lamination and mounting to a rigid surface. If this is the case, there are many options and tools to choose from. This document provides an overview of some of today’s devices and their operational parameters.

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