|Watkiss releases new digital flatbed cutting machine
Watkiss Automation Sales Ltd has announced the launch of the DIGIFUST 6080 digital flatbed cutting machine which is aimed at the on-demand and short run production of personalised packaging, displays, folders, point of sale material, greetings cards etc.
The DIGIFUST 6080 is the latest product from Italian finishing supplier Mamo, for whom Watkiss is the UK distributor. It is ideal both for the digital printer who wants to expand into the short run packaging and display sector; or for larger packaging operations as a quick and efficient tool for prototyping or short run jobs.
The DIGIFUST 6080 features a special multi-tool holder pneumatic head that can cut, crease and perforate on materials up to 5mm thickness, including corrugated board, corrugated plastic, compressed foam board, plastic adhesive sheets. With micro-adjustable pneumatic pressure it can perform precise operations such as a kiss-cut for stickers and labels.
The machine accepts sheets up to 80 x 60cm. It is supplied with easy-to-use V-Studio software and includes a camera for mark detection to ensure accurate cut-to-image registration. Tools for cutting, creasing and perforating are included as standard, with additional options for embossing and drawing.
“With increasing demand for short run and personalised packaging and display products, The DIGIFUST 6080 gives digital printers a very affordable entry into this sector” explains Paul Attew, Director at Watkiss Automation. “It can help printers diversify their offering and grow their business by increasing sales to existing customers or by targeting new customers.”