David Coleman & Associates has been appointed sole distribution agent for Gunner digital vinyl cutting and plotting technology in the UK and EU. Two high performance machines will be offered, starting with the roll feed GR8000-180 which is available now, followed by the GR1325F flatbed vinyl cutter.
“These highly automated vinyl cutters will greatly reduce operating and labour costs for sign makers, allowing them to increase market share and remain competitive,” says David Coleman. “We are delighted to supply Gunner machines to UK/EU businesses, with plans to add to the offering in the coming months/years.”
Compared with similar competitor products, Gunner machines are reasonably priced, offering enhanced features including a user-friendly menu which enables operators to learn the controls within one hour. Gunner was a frontrunner in the development of technology which allows cutting jobs to be sent to a machine by scanning barcodes offline using a USB stick, saving time and greatly reducing processing errors. A further important feature is the anti-static equipment that protects all electric parts including the main board and control system, necessary when cutting media such as PPF and window tinting film.
“David Coleman is a well experienced professional in the sign and printing industries, dedicated to our business and ready to respond and help, which is very important to our clients,” says Daniel Shang, oversales sales manager at Gunner. “We believe he and his team are well qualified to represent us in Europe going forward.“
Designed specifically for automotive aftermarket sector products, the GR 8000-180 is capable of processing a wide range of film including window tinting, reflective sheeting, PPF, interior protection, vehicle wrap, self-adhesive vinyl, sandblast-resistant rubber in addition to Amberlith and Rubylith two-layer acetate.
This advanced roll feed vinyl cutter offers a maximum cutting width of 1630mm (non-contour) and 1520mm (contour) and a mountable media width of 70mm-1780mm. In addition to reliable long-length tracking for 7000mm, it is capable of cutting small text strings accurately and is compatible with Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW and AutoCAD. With a maximum cutting speed of 800mm/s and force of 600G/5.8N in eight steps, the GR8000-180 delivers high torque for smooth acceleration.
A CNC flatbed cutter dedicated to cut various reflective sheeting and contour cutting of graphics without a cutting die, the GR1325F facilitates faster, precise cutting, providing increased stability and minimising human error.
Intended for cutting vinyl for traffic signs, fleet and safety signs, PPF, window tinting and vehicle wrapping, this versatile machine is able to cut and plot any patterns designed with CAD/CAM software including reflective vinyl for chevron kits used for vehicle applications. Providing a maximum cutting width of 1350 x 2500mm (non-contour) and 1240 x 2480mm (contour), the GR1325F handles media with a thickness of 1.5mm at a maximum cutting speed of 600mm/s.
Installation and servicing of both machines is being managed by The Dennison Group, a leading technical support provider to the printing industry with a network of specialist engineers and manufacturer trained field-based technicians.
“As a technical support team with more than 25 years’ experience, we have installed cutting edge equipment worldwide for many of the printing industry’s most prestigious manufacturers,” says managing director Roy Milner. “We have seen an increase in demand for our services in the UK from international manufacturers requiring regionally-based engineers to assist them in supporting their equipment installations.
“David Coleman has more years’ experience selling into this market than most so it was a perfect fit to partner with the Dennison team to add strength in aftersales support. Our engineers will be installing the Gunner vinyl cutters and managing any future service requirements customers may have.”