Xerox and Fotoba have teamed up to serve a new solution to provide the industry’s fastest production of full-bleed and multi-up posters, banners and signage, at speeds as fast as five seconds per page. The Fotoba FHS42 Cutter runs in line with the Xerox Wide Format IJP 2000 to increase automation and accelerate delivery speeds. It is a great innovation for printers as it provides an excellent opportunity to improve their profitability and to attain faster turnaround for their clients.
The cutter has one horizontal and as many as four vertical trimming blades for 1-, 2-, or 3-up full-bleed finishing. The system reads embedded crop marks on each print to align and continuously adjust its cutting blocks to deliver cuts accurate to0.04 inches (1 millimeter).
Xerox partnered with Fotoba to customize the cutter to match key specifications of the IJP 2000, including synchronizing speeds at 4,520 square feet (420 square meters) per hour and qualifying the same wide range of media. These include matte coated, photo gloss, satin, blueback and backlit/stoplight films, enabling printers to offer their customers a wide range of applications.
In addition to fast turnarounds of finished prints, the cutter’s flexible trimming options let shops produce any size job without having to stock multiple roll sizes or make frequent roll changes, saving time and money. Its self-sharpening blades also minimize maintenance requirements.
Both IJP 2000 and Fotoba FHS42 Cutter were showcased at FESPA 2015 in Cologne, Germany.