Continuous, HAND-FREE sheet media loading & processing
Dedicated software ensures ACCURATE alignment
CCD CAMERA quickly scans 2-point registration marks
CONTOUR AND PERFORATED CUTTING of printed graphics
Add additional sheets to the feeder WITHOUT RESENDING the job
* Automatic Sheet Cutter is a product which GDS procures from Graphtec America and resells.
Graphtec America is the mother dealer of Automatic Sheet Cutter, and technical support and
warranty of this product for customer is provided from Graphtec America.
Please see further information in the below links;
Product warranty: https://www.graphtecamerica.com/cp-extended-warranty-programs
Technical support: https://www.graphtecamerica.com/cp-tech-support
The Graphtec Automatic Sheet Cutter is designed to automatically feed and contour cut media size up to 13" x 19" without the need for an operator. Equipped with precision iMark CCD camera technology the CCD camera allows for quick reading of crop marks with a precision grade of 0.2 mm.
It can handle up to 200 sheets (depend on the thickness) of media in a continuous cycle but with the ability to add further sheets as required without interrupting the cutting process. This is a capability that we consider sets the Graphtec Automatic Sheet Cutter apart from any comparable sheet-fed system.
The auto sheet feeder reloads the media to the cutting plotter automatically. The cutting process is executed repeatedly with replacing the media. It enables to significantly improve productivity in cutting a large number of media with the same patterns. The following steps are automatically repeated continuity until specified number of copies are made.
Perfect sheet alignment is achieved via crop mark reading for each individual sheet, with a camera equipped with Automatic Sheet Cutter technology performing the crop mark adjustments in a fraction of a second. Software algorithms compensate for any distortion from the printing process to enable precise cutting with minimal bleed. There is also an option to cut perforated lines during file creation.
In addition to kiss cutting the Graphtec Automatic Sheet Cutter is excellent for die cutting card, making it an excellent option for customers looking to produce items such as business cards and packaging.
The cutting parameters set by the software allows the use of crop marks as small as four millimeters, enabling maximization of the sheet size and minimal material wastage. Contingent upon the material being processed and the complexity of the image outline, the average cutting speed is 30-40 seconds for each sheet.
The Graphtec Automatic Sheet Cutter is run through custom custom ASC software that accepts Illustrator and CorelDraw files.
Quickly detects 2-point reference marks for aligning the contour & printed images by the camera that is mounted on the top cover of the cutting plotter. The contour cutting is able to perform with selected cutting method such as the half cuts, perforation cuts, dashed-line cuts and special cutting emulated crease. It enables to expand the type of products can be produced by supporting multiple cutting method.
The position of contour cutting line is adjusted in the dedicated software using the detected reference marks. The ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system) on the cutting plotter is not used for aligning the contour.
- The location of two reference marks as the solid square mark are located the left side of media.
- It is able to match the contour cutting to printed image even if printed images has the trapezoidal distortion.
The reference marks are detected quickly by the camera that is mounted on the cutting plotter.
- The mark sensor on the cutting plotter is not used.
An arm with air suction cups lifts the media from the supply tray and places it into the cutter.
It is able to place the sheet media including Super A3 to A4 and its equivalent in the supply tray.
It is able to stack up to 200 sheets of media or up to 35 mm high on the media supply tray.
(Number of sheet varies by the material, thickness and condition of media)
After cutting is completed, sheets are automatically placed in the tray.
Dedicated software controls the auto sheet feeding system and transfers contour cutting data to the plotter.
The system includes dedicated application software. After media is loaded, the attached camera quickly detects 2-point reference marks and corrects alignment before contour cutting data is transferred, giving you the perfect cut every time. The software configures cutting conditions such as number of copies, cutting force, cutting speed, offset, and number of paths, and it can import Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW EPS files as the contour data.
It is suitable for post-processing of the printed media created with the print-on-demand in small to medium production runs for producing various products such as labels, heat transfer sheets for custom apparel and the POP as table advertising.