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Gerber Innovations - 8/23/2007

M Series Flatbed Cutting Systems Enhance GSP Wide-Format Graphics Position

South Windsor, Conn. - Gerber Scientific Products, a leading supplier of sign-making and specialty graphics 
systems headquartered in South Windsor, CT, introduces the Gerber M Series, a family of flatbed cutting systems 
for digital finishing of wide-format graphics.  The M Series reflects Gerber’s position as a global leader in automatic 
cutting technology for specialized applications.  It provides manufacturers of graphics, signs and other rigid and 
flexible printed media with a versatile tool to increase productivity, realize greater profits, and expand their 
capabilities.  
 
Versatility of Technology
M Series flatbed cutting systems deliver digitally-precise cutting, routing and creasing of a wide variety of rigid 
and flexible substrates.

"These versatile machines are powerful solutions for finishing all types of printed output, regardless of material 
or printing methods used to create them," explained Marco Azzaretti, Director of Graphic Solutions for GSP. 
"Whether it is contour-routing an inkjet-printed PVC sign board, kiss-cutting pressure sensitive vinyl decals, or 
cutting and creasing a POP display, the M Series can handle an impressive variety of graphic finishing requirements."

"M Series flatbed cutting systems allow customers to increase their productivity and eliminate scrap, saving 
money over alternative finishing solutions," commented Azzaretti. "As compared to die cutting, the M Series 
eliminates the cost of manufacturing and storing expensive cutting dies.  It represents a unique combination 
of flexibility and performance, suitable for volume production as well as short-run and prototyping work."
  
Accurate Print-to-Cut Solution
Gerber M Series flatbed systems are an ideal companion to Gerber Solara UV inkjet printers or any other wide-
format printer on the market to create the ultimate print-to-cut digital solution.

M Series cutters feature MVision-Cut®, an automatic solution for precise print-to-cut registration. The MVision-
Cut laser system automatically compensates for image or material distortion, guaranteeing an accurate cut 
every time. It helps eliminate the waste of material and time that occurs whenever incorrectly finished jobs 
need to be re-printed and re-cut.

A powerful feature of M Series cutters is the patented T3 Tool Head System with automatic tool recognition. 
"The T3 Tool Head System holds up to three tools at a time.  Its modular concept makes for very quick and
easy tool changeovers," explained Azzaretti. "Available tools include pneumatic routing, oscillating knives, drag
knives, creasing wheels and marking pens for graphic finishing applications continued Azzaretti.  "Because of its 
robust construction an M Series cutter can handle very high tool forces, resulting in superior performance and 
cutting accuracy particularly when working with demanding rigid substrates."

"A variety of M Series table sizes are available, outfitted with a zoned-vacuum system for secure material hold-
down," described Azzaretti. "The tables feature an optical barrier safety system and are designed for 
unobstructed operator access to facilitate the process of loading and unloading materials."

"The purchase of an M Series is truly an investment in the future," continued Azzaretti. "These products are 
engineered and built in the United States, backed by Gerber’s outstanding customer support," commented 
Azzaretti. "The M Series superior reliability and its upgradeability ensure our customers will address their graphic
finishing requirements for years to come, as their business evolves."

World-class Sales and Customer Support
Gerber M Series customers benefit from Gerber's world-class sales and customer support structure. "The sale 
of Gerber M Series systems takes place through our powerful network of value-added distributors, who share a 
deep knowledge of our customers’ business and their solution requirements," explained Azzaretti. "After 
purchasing our equipment Gerber customers can count on the widest, most capable service network in the 
industry."

A Gerber M3000 flatbed cutting system will be on display in the new Wide Format Pavilion at the Graph Expo®, 
September 9-12, 2007 in Chicago, IL, and at SGIA October 24-27, 2007 in Orlando, FL. For additional information 
please contact a Gerber Distributor or visit the GSP website: www.gspinc.com.

www.gerberinnovations.com


 
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