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More than just cutting

More than just cutting

Esko has introduced a new range of Kongsberg tools, which further extends a range that includes more than a hundred high-quality cutting blades, router bits and accessories.

The new additions include a psaligraphy (paper cutting) knife tool, perforation wheel and braille tool, all three of which are available for use on the Kongsberg XN, Kongsberg V and Kongsberg XL Series of digital finishing systems.

Esko, which is celebrating its golden jubilee this year, has built a strong foundation with the right technology and skills to help customers take full advantage of the opportunities digital finishing offers in the signage and display markets and the broad portfolio of Kongsberg cutting tables caters to the different needs and speed in various segments of these markets.

However, it is the wide variety of tools that truly enables customers to extend their offerings and expand their businesses with the most creative use of materials and applications. Sign and display companies are already used to working with a variety of substrates, ranging from foam, plastics and vinyl to paper, and more and more materials are now being added to the portfolio, including glass, wood, aluminium and textiles, thus opening up new markets and new applications.

In order to keep up with these new demands and further improve existing solutions, Esko Kongsberg has an experienced R&D team that is constantly developing new tools.

Today, Esko Kongsberg offers more than 100 different cutting blades that are optimised for a very broad range of materials and applications. But there is much more its cutting systems can do when equipped with crease wheels, crease blades, milling bits or plotting pens.

For example, the new Psaligraphy (or paper cutting) knife tool cuts out the finest details in paper and folding carton, making it a perfect tool for adding creativity and value to greeting cards, promotional items or folding carton samples, while the 60 mm Perforation wheel enables users to create tear and crease-assist perforations in corrugated board up to 4 mm thick at a much higher speed than before. This tool is ideal for producing POP-materials and all kinds of packaging as previously, it would have taken about 40 seconds to complete one metre of a 3×3 perforation pattern (3mm cut and 3mm space), while the new wheel achieves it in just two seconds!!

In the same way, the Braille toolis loaded with clear acrylic ‘Braille spheres’ that are inserted into small holes, which are milled using a special spindle to create raised dots that are readable with the fingertips. The Braille tool will work on most rigid materials more than one mm thick and is used to produce signage requiring the addition of directions or inscriptions in braille.

Esko’s online Kongsberg store for bits, blades and other accessories offers all the certified consumables for use with the full range of digital finishing tables at

For further information on Eskom’s Digital Finishing solutions or visit the Eskom stand at FESPA 2015 (Stand R50, Hall 6)

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