LA Digital Print and Mailing, a Poole based print and mailing house founded in 2009, has installed a Veloblade Nexus wide-format die cutting system from Vivid Laminating Technologies.

The company, which runs litho technology alongside its digital equipment and has an additional factory in Birmingham, needed an automated solution for cutting roll-to-roll work, as well as Correx, Foamex, Polypropylene and Dibond sheets.

Due to the time-consuming nature of this work, the firm made the decision to invest in the Veloblade Nexus. Managing director Matt Herbert explained, ‘Introducing the Veloblade has allowed me to produce my existing work more efficiently and has given me additional capacity to take on extra work. I had looked at the market and the Veloblade Nexus was very well positioned with an attractive price. The system is extremely versatile and easy to operate. I have dealt with Vivid’s sales director Richard Marlow for several years and knowing their after sales service is the best in the industry, plus that Kennet Equipment Leasing were easy to deal with, gave me the confidence to invest in the Veloblade Nexus.’

He continued, ‘As well as cutting my existing roll-to-roll work, the cutting table has enabled me to take on work that we could not have taken on before. Such as larger run Foamex work, Di bond panels and cut acrylic and general work that is cut to shape. The Veloblade Nexus has enabled me to bring a significant amount of work back in house.’

With the system already up and running, Mr Herbert is extremely pleased with its performance so far. ‘The Veloblade Nexus has been in for some months now,’ he concluded. ‘The system has been in near constant use with no issues at all and is totally exceeding our expectations.’