Arrow Digital installs first MCT VersaTech2 at Caterpillar Sign
By M4G Bureau - May 22, 2018
The VersaTech2 is the next-generation flatbed cutting solution, boasting a newly-designed high strength and lighter weight beam for unparalleled cutting speeds and accuracy
Arrow Digital has recently installed a 3.2-metre x 3.2-metre MCT VersaTech2, the latest in digital cutting/finishing. MCT Digital is the pioneer with the “all-in-one” dual convertible conveyor capability, as well as TigerVision, the next generation vision system for accurately scanning and cutting printed graphics, featuring the easiest to use, single-screen software interface on any such system. MCT Digital's patented dual-belt technology for laser cutting exponentially increases productivity when processing roll-to-roll fabrics/textiles.
Nishant Shah, Caterpillar Sign says, “We are a diversified company which caters to all types of wide format digital printing/cutting solutions under one roof. We have a huge clientele and to fulfill all their demands we have the best printing technologies in its class. We have EFI GS3250LXPRO UV Hybrid, GS5250 LXR 5 meter Roll to Roll and Efi-Reggiani, a high speed Dye-sublimation printer for soft signage, and many other equipment for signage and display graphics and now for real soft signage, flags and banners. These are the industry’s fastest and most trusted printers. We have a big demand for fabric printing and have the state-of-art Reggiani, to fulfill these needs. But finishing was the biggest bottleneck. Lot of hassles in manual cutting shapes and accurate sizes are involved and perfection wasn’t possible and wastage and losses were high. This led us to go for a digital finisher equipped with the best laser system in its class, which fulfills all our cutting/finishing bottlenecks and demands.
Shah adds, “The MCT VersaTech2 can thrill anyone with its features, it’s the only solution which breaks all barriers for finishing”. Arrow Digital spokesperson says, “The VersaTech2 is the next-generation flatbed cutting solution, boasting a newly-designed high strength and lighter weight beam for unparalleled cutting speeds and accuracy… presenting American design and engineering that is robust and industrial feel.”
This allows the VersaTech2 to provide the highest acceleration and speed, with the quality expected of a high end performer. Designed specifically for this new level of performance, the VersaTech2 allows for full automation and productivity over the entire range of cutting area without compromise. New tooling and workflow software offer more efficient productivity and throughput, and can also fully integrate with today’s printer RIPS. MCT Digital is all-in-one solution to encompass all of its customer’s needs. MCT with their latest laser cutting is best for fabrics, as it does not touch the material, it cuts and seals the edges and can go for any shape at lightning speeds. Whether routing, laser cutting, or using traditional tangential tools, Oscillating knives; each tool delivers unsurpassed performance; virtually no limitations when selecting the VersaTech2.
Creating new applications like “Green” Kapa boards printed and profile cut for double the exposure of advertising against the shabby looking PVC Sun-boards and standees, a lot of new innovations are on the horizon with this latest print and cut technology.
With MCT one can print and cut or just merely cut, aluminum, vinyl/plastic badges, labels, rolled vinyl, semi rigid plastics, flexible circuits, rolled fabric, rigid boards, plastics and composites, packaging and cardboard materials, structural materials including point of purchase, foams of varying densities and thicknesses, banner material and much more.
Nishant adds, “Finishing and printing are the two primary parts of the whole equation, and both must work together smoothly as a single workflow to achieve the best possible outcome for any given project. We visited and evaluated all the top players, but none matched up to the versatility and speeds of MCT-Digital’s VersaTech2. Arrow Digital once again has brought us a winner and we look forward to more equipment from them as we grow together. We are very excited with the new addition and would like to give the best innovative solutions to our valued customers worldwide