Vinyl Cutters

  1. 6 opportunities to enhance your business with a vinyl cutter

    6 opportunities to enhance your business with a vinyl cutter

    If you weren't convinced already, we will make sure you will be now! Read the following post on 6 reasons to choose our Summa roll cutters above any other available on the market. Obviously, there are more than 6 reasons, but type space is limited, so here we go!

    1. True Tangential Technology

    A True Tangential head has a motor, controlling the direction of the blade at all times, enabling to cut thick and hard substrates with unsurpassed high detail and quality. Summa offers a True Tangential cutting head, enabling to cut materials quickly and concisely up to 47 mils thick. All other cutters in the market use drag (swivel) cutting heads and an improved process called “Tangential emulation”. Tangential emulation tries to simulate this control but does not have any motorised control over the blade. Consequently, tangential emulation will never provide for the same accuracy than if you were to use a cutter with a True Tangential cutting head.

    2. Repeatability

    ‘Repeatability’ is a term, which refers to how accurately the cutter keeps cutting whilst media is being transported. The repeatability guaranteed on the SummaCut line of cutters is 8 m (26 ft.); on the S Class 2 line, this would be 12 m (40 ft.). The closest competitor in the market only guarantees 1.9 m (6.5 ft.), which is quite a difference. It is important the cutter is able to process the appropriate dimensions accurately at all times, which can be guaranteed with Summa’s repeatability feature. Note: All cutters are measured on a spec called ‘tracking’. However, ‘tracking’ only defines how accurately the transport of the media occurs. This could be misleading because it doesn’t specifically refer to the movement of media whilst cutting.

    3. Barcode Feature

    Unique to Summa is the ability to read barcodes with the onboard sensor. The barcode will automatically communicate with the software to retrieve the necessary cut data and initiate the cutting. After finishing the job, the cutter will automatically search for the next barcode and repeat the process. This allows for an entire roll of printed graphics to be cut without user intervention. Maximal automation and productivity are yours to enjoy!

    4. OPOS Sensor

    Summa uses a “white light technology” to recognise registration marks and barcodes.  The Summa OPOS (white light) sensor is able to detect registration marks on all UV protection films. Other cutters in the market are still using the old IR (Infra-Red) light. However, all laminates have built-in UV inhibitors nowadays. When using these old IR sensors, the cutter will encounter difficulty to recognise (be able to find) the registration marks because the UV light is being filtered by the UV protected laminate. The OPOS sensor is also capable of registering other colours beyond black on white (dark, blue, grey, etc..).

    5. Unique Summa Line: S Class 2 OPOS CAM Series

    Summa offers the possibility to have a camera – OPOS CAM – mounted on the cutter instead of a light sensor. The main advantage here is speed. The OPOS CAM system can register marks 10 x faster than any light sensor. This is a considerable increase in productivity, especially when processing entire rolls. Another advantage is the ability to create a “camera profile” for every challenging media type (ie. reflective). This profile will enable the cutter to register marks on any substrate because the profile can be created specifically to the media type.

    6. G-Performance, boost your S Class 2 performance up to 40%

    Transform your S Class 2 cutter into a lean, mean and faster cutting machine than ever before thanks to the G-Performance feature. No matter whether it be a cutter with tangential or drag knife technology or our smallest or largest cutter in the product range, the G-performance will exceed every model's speed limit. However, speed is not the only advantage you will benefit from. Your S Class 2 cutter will be able to also read registration marks, to achieve a perfect cut, even with print deformations, at an ever faster pace!

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  2. Boost your S Class 2 performance up to 40%

    Boost your S Class 2 performance up to 40%

    Even though the phrase "time is money" is almost as old as time itself, it still applies to small and big companies of today.  Summa, value your time and will continue researching every way to improve your workflow. Summa makes your dream come true and enables you to divide your job time almost in half thanks to the release of the G-Performance mode. This mode is specifically designed to enhance the speed/performance of digital finishing operations on the S Class 2 roll cutters up to 40%, which will save you precious time to spend on other things.

    Transform your S Class 2 cutter into a lean, mean, even faster-cutting machine than before with the G-Performance, no matter whether it be a cutter with tangential or drag knife technology or our smallest or largest cutter in the product range. However, speed is not the only advantage you will benefit from. Your S Class 2 cutter will be able to read registration marks, to achieve a perfect cut, even with print deformations, at an ever faster pace

    No matter how wide the substrate and/or machine, the advantages of the G-Performance will definitely show in production times. The G-Performance mode is available as free unlock on new machines (2018). However, even S Class 2 cutters, built before 2018, can experience the full benefits of the G-Performance mode as well. Especially within large industrial environments, this G-performance mode will prove its worth and give your overall workflow a serious boost.

    Make your dream a reality and release the G-Performance mode on your S Class 2 vinyl and contour cutter! Unlock your boost extension at www.summa.eu/g-performance!

    Not convinced? Have a look at a side by side comparison of two S Class 2 cutters, one with and one without the G-Performance mode.

    Why stop there?

    And while we're at it, Summa released even more features (for free!) to enhance the finishing experience with your Summa S Class 2 cutters. Check it out!

    Short Load

    This new functionality on the S Class 2 cutters ensures less material will be forwarded, so possible material obstructions are avoided. The fixed size of the autoload of the media is 80 cm.  Not only does the short load mode makes sure the material will not touch the floor or be hindered by obstructions, it also guarantees less waste of material, which contributes to the overall user-friendliness, the environment (less waste=less pollution) and your wallet!

    Dog Ear Function

    Thanks to the updated intelligence on the Summa S2 Series, dog ears (pleated corners) in the substrates will be avoided during loading. Before, the cutting head would immediately start on the right side of the media during loading, which could then lead to these pleated corners.  With the dog ear function, the head will first position itself on top of the media during loading and will position itself on the right side afterwards.  As a result, damaging the product will be avoided and a clean cut can be yours to admire!

    OPOS XY2

    OPOS has the unique ability to register multiple marks along a job.  With the OPOS XY2 function also the additional XY line at the end of the job will be read now, which will lead to more compensation possibilities in deformation and even more contour cut accuracy than before, especially when cutting large jobs.  No restriction, only unsurpassed accuracy, and impeccable precision!

    The new S Class 2 screensaver is more informative, which will enhance user-friendliness to the fullest. Moreover, instead of the Summa logo, tips will be shown to make sure ultimate efficiency will be reached during the job.

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