New Prism Paper Cutter installed in GAIT Facility

Christine Chen uses the Prism hydraulic powered paper cutter to cut paper to press sheet size from stock. She enters the cut sizes by pressing the touch screen control panel to accurately position the guide so cuts can be made to 1/1000 of an inch.
Friday, March 25, 2011 - 10:20pm

The arrival of the new Prism paper cutter couldn’t have come at a better time. Replacing the Polar Mohr paper cutter that experienced circuit board failure, the Prism has many features including a safety curtain to prevent the potential for permanent injury to anyone using this machine.  With the addition of the new paper cutter, students will have the opportunity to do "hands-on" jobs requiring equipment for post press processing.

The Prism paper cutter features the Microcut® computer control unit with 12” color touch screen for automating backgauge movement. It is the most user-friendly paper cutter in the graphic communications industry. It also features CIP 3 / 4 JDF capability for automated cutting and is networkable with no additional hardware or software required. This latest addition to the GAIT program has brought to students a production equipment that is vital in teaching about finishing as a process for a printed job.

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