University in Aberdeen invests in new guillotine
March 17, 2010 by Gareth
Stationery and brochure printers in Aberdeen will all know how important a good guillotine is to their post press operation. Robert Gordon University press replaced their old Polar guillotine last year with a newer model. They invested in a new Heidelberg Polar 78X machine in November. They are using the new guillotine on a range of print marketing promotional material and printed stationery products.
The X range guillotines were introduced by Heidelberg in 2005. The new family of 78s brought enhancements to the design and a new control technology. The X range came in three versions: the XS, X, and XT. The control panel had a 15in colour-display with GUI for automated programmed functions.
The Polar 78X is slightly larger than the 66. It is a high speed cutter for four-up format which cuts almost any kind of material up to 30 and one-half inches. The 78X will cut material up to a cutting width of 78 centimeter quickly and safely. It will cut paper, cardstock, paperboard and plastic foil and it is easy to operate, rapidly re-equipped and highly efficient. The machine has extended front tables and can be combined with peripheral equipment to ease workload and increase quality.
Robert Gordon University print manager Bill Walker said:
“The guillotine is the most used machine in the inplant. It will be used daily by a number of staff, cutting paper prior to printing, as well as cutting print down to finished work. Technology has moved on significantly since the last guillotine was delivered 25 years ago. It has very critical health and safety features and the visual display and programmability means it will be easy to store and use a number of standard cuts.”