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More than cutting: new Esko finishing tools

Thursday, 21 May 2015
By Company press release

Esko, the manufacturer of cutting tables for packaging, signage & displays, has unveiled a new range of specialty tools to allow customers to finish a wide variety of applications in sign, display and packaging materials.

Some of the newest tools include a psaligraphy (paper cutting) knife tool, a perforation wheel and a braille tool.  All three tools are available for usage on the Kongsberg XN, Kongsberg V and Kongsberg XL series of digital finishing systems.

Esko makes more than a hundred high-quality cutting blades, router bits and accessories and says the wide variety of tools is what truly enables customers to expand their businesses with the most creative use of materials and applications.

Esko Kongsberg has an experienced R&D team constantly developing new tools.

The new Psaligraphy (or paper cutting) knife tool cuts out the finest details in paper and folding carton, at a level not seen before. This is a perfect tool for adding creativity and value to greeting cards, promotional items or folding carton samples.

The 60 mm Perforation wheel enables users to create tear and crease-assist perforations in corrugated board up to 4 mm thick at a much higher speed than before. This tool is ideal for producing POP-materials and all kinds of packaging. Prior to this wheel becoming available, it took about 40 seconds to do 1 meter of a 3×3 perforation pattern (3 mm cut and 3 mm space). The new wheel only needs 2 seconds to do that.

The Braille tool, loaded with clear acrylic ‘Braille spheres’ that are inserted into small holes. These holes are milled with a special spindle to create raised dots that are readable with fingertips. The Braille tool will work on most rigid materials more than one mm thick and is used to produce signage requiring directions or inscriptions in braille.

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