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Flash Reproductions installs first Valiani Omnia in North America


February 11, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

Sydney Stone, the exclusive dealer of the Valiani Omnia die cutter in Canada, has announced the first North American installation of the machine at Flash Reproductions.

The Omnia was designed to automatically feed and contour cut media. The operator can load material up to 60 cm x 80 cm in size. The machine feeds media to the cutting arm using a suction system that lifts media from the feeder and pulls 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. Completed sheets drop into the catch tray. The Omnia features a number of tools to handle many applications and substrates, including bevel cut 40 or 45 degrees, embossing/debossing, creasing, kiss cuts and style pens in three different sizes.

“Our decision to purchase the Valiani Omnia die cutter stemmed from the equipment’s multiple industry-leading attributes. Topping our list is the near infinite flexibility of contour cuts VO is capable of executing, covering a wide range of substrates from text weight paper grades to heavy gauge corrugated board,” said Rich Pauptit, president at Flash Reproductions. “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 (60cm x 80cm), 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.”

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The software can control multiple workflow options including cut files from various graphic design software, QR Code mode, and non-printed material. Omnia can be used to die cut cardstock projects including packaging, business card and kiss-cut, and can also process heavy material such as corrugated cardboard, chipboard or thin plastic sheets.