Print-finishing leader Sydney Stone (Mississauga, ON), Canada’s Exclusive Valiani Omnia dealer, has announced the first North American installation at Flash Reproductions in Etobicoke, Ontario. The Valiani Omnia (VO) flatbed diecutter has been designed to automatically feed and contour cut media. The operator can load material up to 60 cm x 80 cm in size. Omnia will feed media to the cutting arm using a suction system that lifts media from the feeder and drags it onto the conveyor. The feeder holds up to 500 sheets, depending on thickness. Once in position, the camera will detect crop marks and execute the cut file for the pre-printed graphics. The completed sheets drop into the catch tray. A wide array of tools handles many applications and substrates – including bevel cut 40 or 45 degree, embossing/debossing, creasing, kiss cuts, as well as style pens in 3 different sizes.
“Our decision to purchase the Valiani Omnia diecutter stemmed from the equipment’s multiple industry-leading attributes,” said Rich Pauptit, President of Flash Reproductions. “Topping our list is the near-infinite flexibility of contour cuts the VO is capable of executing, that cover a wide range of substrates – from text-weight paper grades to heavy-gauge corrugated board. This pairing of cutting flexibility with a highly adaptable media gamut paves the way for Flash to expand our range of signage and POP offerings. Compatibility with our existing KM1 digital press is optimal in terms of maximum sheet size (60 cm x 80 cm), allowing us to press the limits of this formidable combination of technologies. Lastly, VO’s Auto Load capability frees up our operator, allowing for increased productivity – a particularly handy factor as we attempt to minimize our number of operators per shift during Covid-19,” Pauptit added.
The software can control multiple workflow options including cut files from various graphic design software, QR Code mode, and non-printed materials. Omnia is ideal for die cutting card-stock projects including packaging, business card and kiss-cut. With its robust design, it can also process heavy materials such as corrugated cardboard, chipboard or thin plastic sheets. “We are extremely proud to be partnering with Flash Reproduction on this exciting first-of-its-kind installation,” said Stephen Longmire, National Sales Manager at Sydney Stone. “Flash Reproductions is renowned for innovative quality print products that push the boundaries of design, substrates, print production and finishing. We look forward to seeing all of the exciting products that the great minds at Flash can conceive to fully utilize the Valiani Omnia.”
Sydney Stone was established in 1951, and since that time has grown to become one of the premier Canadian distributors of print-finishing equipment and supplies throughout the world – importing and representing industry-leading brands such as Duplo, Morgana, MOHR, EBA, Vivid and Watkiss, to name a few. With a focus on the short-run and medium-run print markets, Sydney Stone offers affordable, innovative solutions to the challenges found in this segment.