IFS has announced the availability of Tecnau’s new Stack 1212 cutting/stacking system that is designed to work with B2-plus digitally printed sheets and make guillotine cutting unnecessary. 

Able to cut and stack a range of finished products from postcards to letters to books, the new Tecnau unit is specifically aimed at converting multi-up output from the ’emerging’ generation of B2+ digital presses that currently includes inkjets from Fujifilm and Konica Minolta as well as HP Indigo’s B2 models, reducing manual print handling and labour-intensive operations and consolidating them into a single-pass automated process.

The Stack 1212 supports 1-up to 21-up impositions on stocks from 70 to 350gsm, with an input capacity of 6000 B2 sheets per hour and output size down to 4 x 5-in (102 x 127mm) postcards. The unit is said to have a space-saving footprint on around 30sqm. A double cut/gutter capability allows for bleed print and the unit uses a cutter/slitter cartridge design for quick job changeovers.

Intended for offline operation to support multiple presses, the Stack 1212 has a pallet feeder option and finished jobs can be delivered to a conveyor one at a time, individually offset within a stack or when an operator-programmed stack height is reached, to facilitate easy and consistent packing, for example.

IFS managing director Eric Keane stated, ‘This cost-effective and space efficient cutting/stacking solution is ideally suited to users of B2 colour digital presses looking to automate their finishing. Its smooth and streamlined operation supports greater production efficiency and flexibility – ideal for operations looking to responsively increase their capacity.’