Our latest investment at Bullseye is a Kongsberg i-XL CNC cutter which is an automated finishing system for signs and displays.
We needed a machine that would reduce the vast amount of hand cutting that comes with producing printed materials and sized at 221cm x 305cm (87” x 120”), our i-XL is perfect for a variety of jobs from one or two vinyl banners up to several thousand foamex signs. The sensors on the i-XL not only ensure a perfect finish every time, but they also adjust to the size and shape of the material. In effect, this machine eliminates human error, caters to the range of materials we produce in-house and is a lot faster than hand cutting!
One competitor of the automated finishing table is the industry of ‘die cutting’. This is a technique that has been practiced for years and involves the painstaking task of physically developing the shapes you need for your specific job. The final ‘die’ can work out to be very expensive for a customer as their die can usually only be used for their product. For high runs this can be economical, but as we specialise in shorter runs, die cutting isn’t cost effective for our customers. With the Kongsberg i-XL a clean blade is used to create any kind of shape without any expensive set ups, a saving which we pass directly onto our customers.
Another consequence of our new cutter is also that we can create a lot of products which we didn’t the facility to before. Some examples of products we can now offer are:
- Bespoke boxes
- Life-size cardboard cut-outs
- Custom shaped cards
- Shaped exterior signage
We can produce all of these products without the expensive die charge that comes with traditional die cutting.
If you would like any more information on our cutting services then get in touch with us on 01753 578830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.