CMYUK has been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor for Gerber’s MCT laser cutters.
Scott Schinlever, president and COO, automation solutions, Gerber Technology, said: “It’s a natural fit. The UK is the second largest Western out-of-home signage market in the world, following the US. With CMYUK’s position in the market, I see it as a huge opportunity for us together to serve CMYUK’s growing customer base with digital finishing and workflow software.
This arrival of the Gerber MCT laser cutter perfectly complements the full CMYUK digital cutting portfolio that services the sign, graphics and soft signage markets.
The Gerber MCT cutter is equipped with a high-powered laser that delivers heat-sealed, non-fraying edges, and cuts accurately every time. The revolutionary system offers highly reliable ‘no-touch’ laser cutting to ensure no accidental lifting or moving of the fabrics while cutting.
By implementing a singular Gerber MCT cutter, a company can offer a wider range of jobs without the need for multiple machines. The innovative system offers 8-12 times the throughput and productivity compared to manual cutting while also reducing waste through close nesting of parts.
Mr Schinlever added: “Digital textile printing is expected to grow exponentially between now and 2021. Our partnership with CMYUK will help drive innovation in the evolving market by providing PSPs with a cutting-edge solution that will help them tackle any challenge that they are faced with.”
Robin East, managing director, CMYUK, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Gerber with its MCT laser cutter. CMYUK is known for its proactive stance in digital textiles, and this cutter is a perfect product for our customers who are moving into the new lucrative sectors that innovations in printer technology, materials and finishing equipment collectively offer. The Gerber MCT laser cutter provides the opportunity for PSPs and other non-traditional display graphics businesses to position themselves in the forefront of new trends and developments, which we, with our dedicated digital textile printing consultancy can ably help to facilitate.”