What to choose, a print & cut solution or...

What to choose, a print & cut solution or...

Print and Cut technology is a process that combines printing with cutting. It allows you to print graphics, text, and images onto self-adhesive vinyl or heat transfer material and then cut them out using a unique Print & Cut device. But what is more efficient? Two scenarios, on the one hand, you have a print & cut unit, and on the other, you have two separate machines: a printer and a cutting plotter. Let's discuss the pros and cons of both settings.

Let's summarize the pros of having a Print & Cut machine.

PROS

  • The cost of investment is just limited to a print & cut machine.
  • No need to unload the roll to a cutter saving time on the print and cut process.
  • The space required is less than having two separate machines.
  • Simplicity on the operation side.

CONS

  • Productivity overall is diminished with a print & cut unit Vs. Two separate devices. While a printer is cutting, is not printing.

In summary, the only minus we see is the productivity factor which is affected with a print & cut device, but in the end, it is a question of demand, availability of space & budget. If you are staring in the printing business, a print & cut machine is the best option. You will save space and money in the process but if you are a company with high demand the best scenario is to have two separate units. Productivity will be enhanced in such a setting.

Some units to consider in our portfolio are: Mimaki UCJV300, CJV300 & CJV330 Series, they all are Print & Cut solutions but differ on the type of inks it uses. For example, the UCJV300 uses UV LED ink and the CJV300 and 330 series uses eco-solvent ink. If you are in the Vehicle Wrap business or heat transfer for textiles, eco solvent ink is the best ink option but if you are more in the signs side and you wish to achieve special effects, the UV ink option is best.

For more information on our Print & Cut devices, please check our website or contact us. We will be happy to advise on the best machine according to your needs.


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