The popular choice
The print wear and promotional products market continues to offer sign and graphics producers vital new revenue streams, enabling production equipment installed for core manufacturing activities to be used to maximise the opportunities that exist for new business in this potentially lucrative sector.
Sign cutters supplied by Graphtec GB via a network of authorised resellers are an excellent example of how this can be achieved, with only a nominal investment in additional equipment required to add significantly to a company’s turnover and profitability.
Graphtec GB’s latest CE6000-60 sign cutter is being used by Mid-Glamorgan-based CC Sports for cutting a wide range of materials, principally textile transfer films and papers from Xpres and MagiCut media from TheMagicTouch, a leading Graphtec GB reseller and the company that supplied the machine. CC Sports is a major supplier of bespoke school uniforms, sports, workplace and leisure wear, as well as offering embroidery, gift, trophy and glass engraving facilities. Customised banners have now been added to the company’s portfolio that is based on an extensive Print Studio that includes sublimation printing, engraving and cutting using the Graphtec CE6000 solution.
Graphic Designer and principal user of the cutter at CC Sports, Gareth Evans commented: “The CE6000 is very fast yet remarkably quiet in operation and offers, in conjunction with the supporting software, some clever and even unique performance capabilities.”
The CE6000-60 is one of a family of three high-performance plotter/cutters supplied by Graphtec GB. They are described by Jim Nicol, principal at the TheMagicTouch, as ‘best in class’, offering high speed at 900mm/sec and optimum precise cutting via Graphtec’s latest ARMS 5.0 (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing) system. This uses four-point rather than traditional three-point registration to deliver unparalleled media plotting and cutting accuracy. Other key machine enhancements include an automatic panelling facility for longer-length tracking and cutting, a choice of operating modes to complement the user’s skill level and a range of different tool settings. Collectively, these enable much shorter cutting times that result in increased profitability for all CE6000 owners.
The cutters are supplied with a free Graphtec Studio design and production software package.