Intec launches B2 digital flatbed cutter FB775

Offers high-speed cutting and crisp creasing

Intec ColorCut FB775 sheet cutting and creasing, for up to 1,000 micron folding box board / card, packaging, POS, design sampling and prototyping as well as kiss-cut sheet labels. Photo Intec

Intec’s new B2 and larger, digital flatbed cutter, the FB775, taking its capability and premium styling cues from the newly launched generation 4 series of Intec ColorCut flatbed cutters, offers exceptionally high-speed cutting and powerful, crisp creasing – making it versatile and compact digital die-cutting solution for digital print finishing.

The new FB775 offers production capabilities and features for light to medium digital print finishing of two-and three-dimensional items by offering cutting and creasing of virtually any form of print, from cardboard packaging for high-end products and protective cartons, to synthetic point-of-sale and kiss-cut adhesive labels on up to B2 and larger sheet sizes. And because there are no expensive, conventional cutting dies – it’s all-digital – the ability to produce single items, on-demand, makes the flatbed for design and cutter sampling as well as prototyping on up to 1,000 micron thick media.

Whilst the cutter sports the same time cutting and creasing dual tool head, with pressures of up to 1.5kgf for creasing and 1.2kgf for cutting, it’s the cutter’s ability to use its revolutionary ‘blended speed’ mode technology that sets it apart from the competition. With 3 speed modes available, cut and crease actions can be set to, high definition for intricate work, a standard mode for mixed shape jobs and fast for straight-line action.

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FB775 cutter

Rapidly processing jobs at speeds of up to 1,200mm/s with an SRA3 sheet cut in 15-45 seconds (depending on file complexity), the FB775 can handle a variety of media types up to 1,000 microns thick including folding boxboard, card, paper, synthetics, soft boards, vinyl and label stocks and large sheet sizes up to 580mm x 800mm with an effective cutting area of 480 x 715mm.

With a large cutting table, the FB775 can handle B2 folders and larger sheets. However, it’s the combination of its quick-cut file retrieval along with the ability to place 2 x SAR3 sheets next to each other (or 4 x A4 size), which enables users to achieve higher productivity. The FB775 comes with an upgraded registration system to include 8th generation ARMS sensing, for blisteringly fast job file retrieval and job mark registration, making it great for multiple sheet cutting; the Vision3 CCD camera will automatically search and find the position of each sheet for precision cutting.

Terri Winstanley, product and marketing manager states, “The new FB775 is a really powerful yet compact digital die cutter providing accurate and fast production efficiency for any business requiring digital finishing. Anyone who uses it can cut and crease a wide range of materials and fast! However, it’s not all about speed – this model also offers blended speed modes, cuts really fast on the straights and uses the high-definition setting for those intricate cuts, all on the same job at the same time. And being able to handle B2 and larger sheets, the FB775 provides the user with increased productivity with a small footprint device. We are confident that at its incredibly aggressive price point, the FB775 will be an extremely popular model within the extensive Intec ColorCut flatbed range”.

Software brings many advanced features to aid design and production

The cutter is driven using the ColorCut production studio package (included with the system), which is part of Intec’s acclaimed ColorCut Pro software suite. This can be used as a stand-alone application with the cutter or as part of a networked solution when used in conjunction with Intec’s ColorCut Pro server station. The ColorCut Pro software suite offers sophisticated features with the job library manager workflow application and the new template maker application for producing vector box templates, to load into Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, for use with the cutter. Artworkers also now have a great new feature within the software plugin – create an instant reverse crease and cut lines by the click of a button for creasing jobs from the rear.

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