UK-based specialist manufacturer Blackman & White will be showcasing the ‘best of British’ at Sign & Digital UK 2015, with the first UK exhibition appearance of its new Versa-Tech cutter.
The company, which designs and manufactures its own range of large format cutters from its base in Essex, recently added the cutter to its well-established MasterCut range.
The Versa- Tech is the result of a decade of refinement and product development , and offers the ultimate in tooling flexibility, with crease, kiss cut, router, drag knife, oscillating knife and driven rotary knife all available on a single conveyorised or flatbed heavy-duty table.
As well as delivering the high levels of accuracy, speed and versatility professional cutter users have come to expect, a new and improved cutting head design offers increased power and durability.
“The sign and graphics market is always moving at a furious pace with innovations in both media and print technology, and our customers rely on the ability to diversify and handle new materials to capitalise on the opportunities that brings,” explained Managing Director Alex White.
Customers can purchase one tool initially, then add others over time to meet increasingly varied production needs and spread the cost. Dual driven tooling with interchangeable ‘drop-in’ tools, both oscillating head and driven wheel, allows for easy and quick change of cutting technique.
The Versa-Tech is able to cut standard widths and lengths up to 3.2m, and to carry out long production runs on heavy duty materials such as acrylics and DIBOND, thanks to the addition of a 2.5kW water-cooled router.
It offers high-precision, top quality output with a fast return on investment. The machine runs on a linear rack, keeping costs down as no belt replacement is needed, and ensuring accuracy is maintained over time.
“We’ll be demonstrating the 3.2m model of the Versa-Tech at Sign & Digital, showcasing the ‘best of British’ design and manufacture on which we pride ourselves, and that our customers value so much,” added Alex.
“We’re inviting potential customers from print and sign companies to join us to discuss the benefits our cutters can bring to their workflow, and to arrange personalised demonstrations of the equipment.”