Graph expo brought a ton of cool products to Chicago, but none as cool as the Highcon Euclid laser die cutting and digital creasing machine. I just so happened to miss seeing this thing in action, but luckily youtube had my back on this one. Here is part 1 –
Impressive right? That section about minutes in when the laser diecutting kicks in – is truly worth a second look. It’s technologies like this that will continue to drive our industry further forward by leaps and bounds. With a machine like this, it’s so intelligent you won’t even have the opportunity to send bad product out the door.
According to the Highcon Site –
The Highcon Euclid is the world’s first production speed digital cutting and creasing machine
The Euclid transforms cutting and creasing from an analogue to a digital workflow, dramatically streamlining the finishing process. The Euclid was launched at the DRUPA exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany May 2012.
The machine combines the patent-pending DART technology to create the digital crease lines with a unique high speed and high quality laser cutting solution. The result is the world’s first production speed digital cutting and creasing machine.
Although that first video is a better overview of the machine itself, I think this video does a better job of explaining in laymans terms the problem most of America’s print shops face with outsourced die cutting or die making –
What do you think? Do see the advantage laser diecutting and digital creasing could bring to your shop floor? If so, we’d love to hear about it at InkOnDaPaper – please feel free to reach out or comment in the section below.
Happy Monday Printheads!