Intec ColorCut flatbed digital cutters:
“It really has been a business-changing acquisition, and is already bringing in new business and customers.”
Jeremy Shaw. Joint company owner, Heritage Playing Cards
United Kingdom – Intec Printing Solutions Limited, innovators in digital imaging and finishing, is delighted to publish glowing praise from a global producer of illustrated playing cards.
Seeking an affordable cutter to produce short-run, bespoke packs
After researching the market, Heritage Playing Card Company, a UK company with a global marketplace, dealt Intec a winning hand by picking a ColorCut flatbed cutter - and it revolutionised their business!
Seeking to bring resources in-house, Heritage joint company owner, Jeremy Shaw, discovered Intec digital cutters whilst researching cutter options on the internet. The ColorCut CC500 sheet fed cutter caught Jeremy’s eye first of all, however, it was the dual tool head and in particular, the creasing facility of the flatbed range, that really set his imagination alight!
Following an in-depth conversation with Intec director of new business, Mark Baker-Homes, Intec ran a series of samples on Heritage’s files, to demonstrate the suitability of the flatbed range. Following receipt of the cut and creased tuckboxes, Heritage was so impressed, the company placed an immediate order for the FB600 model, (able to accept one SRA3 sheet or two A3 sheets for batch processing).
“It is fun and immensely satisfying to receive an order for 24 decks of bespoke cards at 9 in the morning, and then, 'from scratch' to print, cut, pack and ship at 3 in the afternoon.” Said Jeremy.
Installation was swift and training was easily understood by the Heritage team - they were soon up and running. “The software is intuitive and we soon started creating artworks to suit the ColorCut,” commented Jeremy. “We totally love this cutter, it has given us such a leading edge on our business model.”
Opening new opportunities
Jeremy continued: “Furthermore, we can now easily and affordably personalise one theme into 52 bespoke sets! This is new. For example: think of our very popular ‘Cathedrals, Abbeys & Minsters pack’. Each playing card features one of 52 major places of worship - it is now quite possible for us to place any given building on the front of its own pack and produce whatever quantity that particular venue may require. That means, our one theme can be exactly tailored to suit each of the 52 outlets, making the decks much more saleable at each venue’s gift shop! This really adds extra value to the packs for the tourist destination venues - as well as to Heritage Playing Card Company, too…”
More about the Intec ColorCut range
The Intec ColorCut Flatbed series of cutters, sets new standards in cost, flexibility and speed. Ideal for cartons, presentation folders, swing tickets, point-of-sale and much more! Digitally cut and crease any shape, on card, boards, label media and synthetics of up to 600 microns.
The Intec ColorCut range of flatbed cutters contains five professional models. Ranging from the world’s most affordable flatbed cutter, the FB520, through the most popular FB600 and FB700 models, to the larger FB900 and highly productive FB1060 models.