Vectorizor is an innovative new software add-on to the Xeikon X-800 digital front-end that defines a new standard in communication with die cutting devices. It brings the integration of Xeikon digital press technology and digital die cutting devices to the next level, creating new opportunities to further automate production and increase productivity.
Vectorizor enables the digital front-end to generate, next to the printable bitmaps, die cut files that can be used to connect to digital die cutting devices.
Because every sheet can have a different shape, it is only the digital front-end that knows the exact positions on the web. The application generates files containing the shape of “frames”, these files are transferred to the die cutting device. At the same time barcodes, printed next to the job, instruct the die cutting system which one of the vector based shapes to use.