Sign & Digital Graphics

January '19

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but where they see their business going in one, three and five years from now. "It's generally better to invest in a more capable flatbed cutter as they typically can outlast many printers or printer/cut- ter devices." He adds that Canon Solutions offers a range of finishing solutions and at a range of price points. "These systems sat- isfy everything from simple X-Y cutting needs with our Fotoba cutters to systems by Colex for our budget conscious shops purchasing their first flatbed cutter, to highly configurable, highly productive systems like the Océ ProCut and related Océ AutoPilot automation option." Print First, Cut Later Mutoh's Rugen says that they have always believed in the print first, cut later workflow for shops. "Why? Well, it has to do with using equipment in a busy shop as well as the need for the print to be fin- ished before cutting anyway. When the printer and cutter are separate devices, they can both be used for different jobs simultaneously if necessary. Often, that better suits the daily workflow in a busy shop." He continues, "Additionally, for many outdoor applications, the shop will want to protect the print with a laminate and The Océ ProCut with the Océ Autopilot automation option (the green sphere above the cutter). (Image courtesy of Canon Solutions America, Inc.) Canon offers a number of finishing solutions including Fotoba X-Y cutters. (Image courtesy of Canon Solutions America, Inc.) S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • January 2019 • 37

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