Vivid launches new taping system

Richard Stuart-Turner
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Vivid Laminating Technologies has launched a new automatic tape applicator to increase automation and efficiency for users of its Veloblade Volta+ digital die-cutting systems.

The VeloTaper can place and cut a range of double-sided tapes up to 22mm in width
The VeloTaper can place and cut a range of double-sided tapes up to 22mm in width

Unveiled at Sign & Digital UK in Birmingham last month, the VeloTaper is a fully automated flatbed taping system that applies double-sided tape accurately onto a variety of substrates automatically in the designated spots. This means the finished cut and creased product is then immediately ready for assembling.

Vivid stated: “A number of scenarios require double-sided tape to be laid onto sheet or roll materials to allow for later assembly or fixing. Traditionally this would be a manual and time-consuming task, and one that is subject to the inconsistencies typical of manual positioning.

“The VeloTaper automated flatbed taping system makes light work of this task and taping can be performed at the same time as other processes such as cutting and creasing, for ready-to-assemble displays for example.”

The tape applicator is capable of automatically placing and cutting a range of double-sided tapes up to 22mm in width precisely along the X and Y axis all in one pass. It is fully integrated with the latest versions of Vivid’s Zip Core software.

Vivid told Printweek the VeloTaper is an optional extra that is commercially available immediately and can be purchased separately to the Veloblade Volta+ models. Existing Veloblade users will require a Vivid engineer to attend to install the tape applicator onto their system. Customers should contact the company for pricing details.

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