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Zünd Flatbed Cutters
Zünd flatbed cutters from Canon Solutions America enable you to instantly streamline your workflow. Currently offering 11 models of tables, workflow software, optical registration system, a modular tool system and coupled with our training, service and support, the Zünd G3 series of large format flatbed cutters delivers flexibility and amazing productivity over conventional manual cutting. Zünd flatbed cutters support a variety of tools allowing you to cut a wide variety of rigid and roll based media.

Canon Solutions America has really taken the complexity and guess work out of choosing the right combinations of tools and tables by providing base configurations that address the majority of your day-to-day work. And if that's not enough, numerous options are available to help you customize your flatbed cutting system further.

To prepare your digital files, Océ ProCut Prepress cutting workflow software allows you to take complete control of assigning a tool to any vector path in your file, all without tying up your RIP. The workflow software actually separates cutting paths upstream from the RIP and allows more efficient nesting by shapes rather than bounding boxes.

To ensure a successful implementation of this streamlined workflow we are able to provide in-depth user training on not only the cutting system but the printer and software including ONYX workflow, Océ ProCut Prepress and Zünd Cut Center software, etc.
Features & Highlights
Highly accurate, digitally controlled flatbed cutting system
Standard tools include router, kiss-cutting tool, drag knife, oscillating knife
Wide variety of table sizes, optional tools and conveyor systems
Support for roll-based media
Camera registration system for accurate cutting – sheet after sheet
Bar code system to correctly match printed output with vector cut path
Bundled for success
Canon Solutions America has partnered with Zünd to provide Zünd flatbed cutters famous for their exacting Swiss quality products. These versatile, reliable products provide exceptional value in a large format cutting system. Canon Soutions America has further looked at how workflow improvements can be made at all stages of production. Coupled with comprehensive user training on the related printer and cutter hardware, Canon Solutions America strives to allow you to get the most out of your investment committed to helping you be as successful as possible.
Clearly a cut above manual cutting
A Zünd flatbed cutting solution is easily operated by just one person eliminating the need for additional labor and expense. The flatbed cutter is also significantly faster, more accurate and capable of much more intricate cutting than can be done by hand. Waste is also significantly reduced saving you from printing extra copies that typically end up in the trash. A digital cutting system allows you to turn around jobs faster, at less expense and take on jobs you've previously had to turn away.
Trim your media and printing costs
Faced with a print job on smaller boards? Without a Zünd flatbed cutting solution you typically have two options: purchase more expensive pre-cut boards to avoid cutting afterwards, or print extras on larger boards that get cut afterwards. The first alternative requires you to order more costly media in advance and tie up money and space keeping inventory of different size boards just in case a job demands it. This alternative also requires more media handling at the printing stage. The second alternative requires you to spend extra time and money printing extras just in case some are ruined in finishing. Then any extras you're left with you're forced to give away or throw out. The Zünd digital cutting solution allows you to stock one size of better priced, full size media and print only what's needed. There is less media handling and less waste.
Versatility in applications
From intricate kiss-cutting of decals, to cutting and creasing of paperboard and corrugate, to routing of thick Gatorfoam® and tough DIBOND®, to cutting delicate fabrics or even V-cutting of thick Re-board – the assortment of tools available addresses a vast array of applications. Switching between tools is fast and simple – tool settings can be saved for later recall in the user interface. The Zünd G3 series digital cutting systems incorporate up to three Tool Modules at once on the cutter. These modules hold interchangeable tool heads allowing you to quickly configure and change tools as needed. Additionally you can start with just one module and add more modules and tools as your cutting needs change in the future.
An elegant workflow
Streamlined Workflow refers to the start-to-finish job workflow Canon Solutions America has built around the Océ ProCut Prepress software and Zünd cutting systems. Our Streamlined Workflow works with any RIP and any printer. First, the Océ ProCut Prepress client/server software offered with each Zünd cutting system system allows you to easily assign cutting tools to vector line work. Capable of accepting Postscript file formats including pdf, the software allows you to visually identify all paths within the artwork and freely assign them to cutting "layers". The software can then intelligently nest and rotate the cut shapes when needed to utilize as much of the media as possible. You have complete control of adding optical registration marks and barcodes, nesting multiple jobs and managing those jobs in a job queue. From there the image data gets sent to your RIP and printer while the cutting data gets sent to the Zünd cutter. At cutting time simply lay the print on the table, scan the barcode and once the optical registration system controlled by the Zünd Cut Center software detects the image location it can begin cutting.

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