New B2 digital cutter from IGS makes debut this week
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
International Graphic Supplies (IGS) will show a new B2 version of its Titanium digital cutting and creasing device at the Heidelberg open house event later this week.
The Monmouthshire-headquartered equipment and consumables supplier launched the Titanium range just over a year ago, and aims to fill a gap in the market with a compact B2 model, the Titanium 0906.
It has a maximum cutting area of 600x900m and comes with automatic material loading, registration camera and QR code recognition.
Tools include a drag knife, creasing wheel and kiss-cut knife and it can cut materials up to 1.5mm in thickness.
The Titanium 0906 is priced at £22,000 including installation, delivery and 12 months’ warranty. It is available now with a lead time of six-to-eight weeks.
IGS described it as the “ideal digital cutter for the lucrative prototype, short-run packaging and digitally-cut labels market with no requirement for costly cutting dies”.
Managing director Peter Flynn said that, in combination with a Heidelberg Versafire digital press, the cutter provided commercial and packaging printers with the capability to set up “a very affordable short-run digital production line.”
“We were getting a lot of interest from B2 litho printers who were interested in our 0604 cutter but in a bigger size,” he explained.
“It’s so new it was only flown in on Friday so we’re excited to be able to show it at the open house. All credit to the manufacturer JWEI who, from us recommending to them that this is a good market, have actually got it out there.”
Flynn said that depending on the complexity of a job, it would take just under a minute to cut a B2 sheet.
The Titanium range now goes from B3 right up to a maximum size of 3.5x3m.
The theme for the Heidelberg open house is “power your digital output”. The event takes place from 10am to 5pm on Thursday, 14 November at the manufacturer’s Brentford facility.