No production line is complete without a paper cutting system. Polar Mohr is the worldwide leader in cutting systems, including high-speed, programmable, all-encompassing lines including joggers and lifters. If it is within your budget, a Polar cutting system would undoubtedly be the choice of most printers worldwide.
If you are considering a guillotine on a limited budget, a good option for you is Wohlenberg, who also manufactures full-size and large-format cutters. Wohlenberg maintains quality German engineering with a lower entry price point. Smaller format cutters are available from another German brand: Ideal MBM. Their programmable small size-guillotines offer a significant upgrade over manual cutters. Other European brands like Schneider and Seypa are also commonly found in print shops worldwide.
If you require booklet-making capabilities, Muller Martini has a variety of options including perfect binders and stitching lines. Hardcover books can be produced by a Kolbus perfect binder at high speed without a reduction in quality. Horizon and Duplo have multiple quality solutions for short-run collating and binding work. Many Far East manufactures of finishing equipment have begun to penetrate the market to provide affordable solutions, though there is a quality tradeoff when compared to their German counterparts.
Swiss manufacturer Bobst has been at the forefront of die cutters and folder gluers for some time now. Bobst has a multiple line of products that provide solutions for die cutting, blanking, stripping, foil stamping, folding, gluing and converting options. Iijima is a Japanese competitor who also provides reliable die cutting solutions with similar cost savings to Bobst. Many Chinese and Taiwanese die cutting brands have evolved in recent years, offering more competitive pricing but less reliable machinery than more established manufacturers.
Contact Printer’s Parts today to find out what the right solution would be for your shop. We will navigate you through the pros and cons of the multitude of different makes and manufacturers out there to find the equipment that meets your needs and budget.