MAN Roland offers a new die cutter & new foil stamping capabilities from KAMA
Thursday, July 03, 2003
July 3, 2003 -- Westmont, Illinois — As exclusive North American distributor of die cutting equipment from Polygraph KAMA, MAN Roland is offering two new KAMA innovations — a 41 X 29” automatic die cutter and a hot foil stamping module that upgrades existing TS 74 half-size KAMA die cutters. The new die cutter — called the TS 105 — delivers an array of unique product production capabilities. It handles even the most sophisticated kiss cuts and cold embossing with a minimum of makeready and set-up time. Incorporating the productive sheet path that makes existing KAMA models the standard of the industry, the new die cutting system is designed to appeal to an even wider audience of printers and trade binderies. “In the TS 105 model we have applied the tried and tested concept of a moving upper table to a larger machine,” says KAMA’s Sales Manager Ulrich Ebert. “The new model can process a sheet size of 41 inches by 29 inches with a worm-gear-driven cutting station. Seventy percent of the world market are printed in this size.” The TS 105 handles cardboard up to 2 mm (80 pt.) thick, as well as microflute corrugated. Featuring a stream feeder, it produces up to 4,500 sheets an hour – a 12 % increase in performance compared with the previous model. The new cutter will be available from KAMA at the end of this year. The new hot foil stamping module allows printers to add value to their work by applying decorative metallic highlights. Polygraph KAMA is the only manufacturer worldwide to provide a hot foil stamping retrofitting kit for its cutting machines. The compact top-mounted module allows small and medium-sized print shops, bookbinders and trade binderies to offer the hot foil stamping without exceeding their capital equipment budgets. The new module can handle up to 3,000 sheets an hour, and it makereadies quickly. “It takes just a few moments to swap from cutting to stamping,” says Ebert.