Intec introduces B3 cutter

Intec, which is now part of the Plockmatic Group, has announced a new B3+ digital die cutting flatbed, the ColorCut FB580, designed as an entry-level model. 

The new FB580 has two tool positions so that it can offer both cutting and creasing in a single pass, and can bring to bear up to 1.2kg of pressure on both tools. Consequently it can run at up to 1200mm/second with a typical cut accuracy of +/- 125 microns. There are other tools available, including a pen for calibration.

The device has a vacuum system with a media area of up to 440 x 580mm though the effective cutting area is just 340 x 480mm. It can handle a wide range of materials including folding box board, paper, synthetics and polymers, as well as sheet labels and vinyl in weights up to 600 microns.

The FB580 can be operated via a 7ins touch screen and uses a new controller and expanded graphics interface. It comes with ColorCut Pro 5 software which will work via plug-ins with Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw. 

It can read job information through QR codes and page marks printed on a sheet. But it also has a neat feature, reverse side cutting, that can detect the sheet edges to produce accurate cutting and creasing without needing to read a barcode. Jobs can also be loaded onto a USB stick and uploaded directly so that there’s no need to run it from a separate PC unless desired. 

Terri Winstanley, Intec’s marketing manager, commented: “Intec brings this very affordable, highly specified digital flatbed cutter into our ColorCut range, targeted at organisations requiring professional die cutting for on-demand or light production work and prototyping. Its compact footprint and new operating system ensure that it can be placed in any environment, for anyone to use. And with the FB580 being our entry level flatbed table, we are conscious of customers whose business grows and therefore require easy equipment upgrade paths. So, when you purchase a ColorCut cutter it allows for upgrades through the ColorCut model line, with all jobs being fully interchangeable between all the cutters.”

The new model fits into a series of entry level die cutters as Intec already sells the B2 FB780-T and the B1 FB1180-T (where the T stands for tangential cutting).

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