Zünd UK received an order for a digital cutting system on the very first morning of Sign and Digital UK, which took place at Birmingham's NEC last month.
Vehicle wrapping and display specialist Raccoon made enquiries about upgrading to the Zünd G3 3XL1600CVE16 digital cutting table prior to the show, with Managing Director Richard Clark seeing it in action at Zünd UK's St Albans demonstration suite. Members of the Raccoon team then attended the first morning of Sign and Digital UK before placing an official order.
The Zünd G3 3XL1600CVE16, measuring 3200mm wide x 1600mm long, will be installed at Raccoon's Edenbridge, Kent premises with PackZ software and all the tools unique to the user's needs. Thanks to the modular construction of Zünd cutting equipment, tools can be changed easily and the machine's capabilities extended to cater for new applications.
While the company may be known to Sign UK visitors for having won the prestigious Sign and Digital UK Awards Vehicle Project of the Year title in 2011 for its innovative X-ray-effect wrapped Mini, Raccoon will use the Zünd G3 to deliver a wealth of applications to its clients beside vehicle graphics.
"Upgrading to a newer Zünd cutter will not only give us more capacity, it will give us more flexibility in what we produce," says Richard Clark, Managing Director of Raccoon. "We needed a machine that's productive and easy to use and, particularly, makes it easy to switch between materials, for instance from rigid to softer substrates.
"We're looking especially at offering more three-dimensional displays for use as POS and exhibition graphics so chose the Zünd G3 for its V-cut tooling for use with substrates like Dibond. We'll be doing some very clever construction."
Raccoon had used a Zünd cutter for ten years before decided to upgrade to a newer model, Richard Clark explains, and chose Zünd UK again over the competition for its build quality and support. "We know that if, in five years' time, there are any problems Zünd will still be around to support us."
Zünd UK showcased its digital cutting equipment at Sign and Digital UK 2015 as a guest on the stands of its authorised distributors i-Sub Digital, Canon and CMYUK.
"It was brilliant to start Sign and Digital UK with an order from such an inventive and creative company as Raccoon," comments Peter Giddings, Sales Director, Zünd Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd. "The Zünd G3 is ideal for Raccoon's needs now and will grow with them as they offer new applications to their customers."