Intec introduces FB9000 digital cutter

Intec has started off the new year with a new automatic digital flatbed cutter, the FB9000 Pro, which can handle a range of media from label stock to SRA2 without resorting to dies. 

Intec has introduced this FB9000 Pro cutting device, which takes media up to SRA2 and up to 1000 microns thick.

It can be manually fed with sheets up to 550 x 850mm and comes with an auto sheet feeder though this will only take sheets up to 480 x 720mm. The effective cutting area with the auto feeder is 480 x 720mm though this goes up to 495 x 735mm with manual feeding. The stacker will take up to 2000 sheets. The bed uses a vacuum pump to hold the media down, and can be split into two zones.

The FB9000 Pro uses QR codes for recognising files and registration combined with a CCD camera. It comes with three tools – a blade holder, creasing tool, and pen calibration tool – any two of which can be mounted together. It has a cutting force of up to 1.2kg and a creasing force up to 1.5kg. It can cut and crease media up to 1,000 microns thick. 

There’s a choice of cemented carbide blades for different media, including thin film, polyester sheets and folding box board up to 0.6mm thick as well as high-intensity reflective film or magnetic media – suitable for cutting media from 0.5 to 1.2 mm thick. There’s a choice of three speed modes: Fast mode runs at 1,200mm/s; SD Standard mode can cut at 960mm/s; and HD High quality mode can get through 750mm/s. 

It comes with ColorCut Pro software, a standalone Windows program that can be installed anywhere in the workflow and used to create contour cuts without needing any other design software. There’s also Mac and Windows plug-ins for use with Illustrator or CorelDraw. It can generate barcoded or QR coded cut files with associated job numbers. It has a Job Library so that users can call up previously prepared cut files without having to launch Illustrator or CorelDraw. 

The FB9000 is based on the existing FB8000, which Intec is still selling. The FB9000 is faster and can cut an SRA3 sheet in 15-45 seconds depending on complexity. It also produces higher pressures for cutting and creasing so that it can handle a wider range of substrates. It also comes with an updated version of ColorCut Pro with new ‘blended’ or multispeed modes, to specify different speed modes, for different actions within the same job.

The FB9000 is listed at £13,499 though Intec sells the street price is closer to £12,999. It’s available now and you can find more information from

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