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Lowe-Martin installs Standard/Horizon die cutter


March 15, 2018
By PrintAction
With Lowe-Martin’s new Horizon RD-4055DMC Rotary Die Cutter from KBR Graphics are (left to right) Quentin Chan, Lead Hand, Lowe-Martin; Steve Klaric, Account Manager, KBR Graphics; and Rob Castro, Bindery Manager, Lowe-Martin.

The Lowe-Martin Group installed a Standard/Horizon RD-4055 DMC rotary die cutter at its production facility in Mississauga, Ontario. Purchased through KBR Graphics, the RD-4055 DMC is a recent addition to the Standard/Horizon portfolio and it includes a range of robust, innovative features for short-run die-cutting of digital and offset work.

KBR Graphics explains the RD-4055 DMC is a reliable, precise system that can die-cut, crease, perforate, slit, hole-punch and round corner in one process, both digital and offset-printed sheets up to 0.5 mm. Its repeat-register function enables the running of multiple-up imposed applications with a smaller die to reduce costs (up to five repeats in a single pass). The RD-4055 runs at speeds up to 6,000 cycles per hour.


Since operators can also run male and female dies simultaneously, KBR Graphics explains that finished products come out clean with sharp creases and without cracking or slitting. The RD-4055 DMC is ideally suited for applications like shaped promotional items, business cards, greeting cards, playing cards, coasters, door hangers, coupons, tickets, packaging, stickers (pressure-sensitive, gum back, static), merchandise labels, pocket folders, and unique mailers.

“Lowe-Martin is now far more efficient, and turnaround times are much faster,” said Karl Belafi Jr., Vice President of KBR Graphics. “In fact, they’ve doubled capacity with this innovative and cost-effective method. The flexible cutters are more accurate and jobs can be initiated from a PDF file, making the set-up times faster with less material wastage. This is always an important factor when considering digital printing.” Belafi also notes the RD-4055 DMC adds more creativity and flexibility to Lowe-Martin’s existing range of products and services.


Lowe-Martin has production facilities in Ottawa, Ontario, where it is headquartered, and Mississauga. One of Canada’s largest printing operations, Lowe-Martin provides integrated printing and communication solutions that span an range of products and services like offset, digital large-format and security printing; direct mail; marketing; bindery services and more.


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