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Blackman & White exhibited a Versa-Tech cutting table, running new Tiger software at Fespa Digital exhibition. The software has been specially designed for textile applications.

“There’s a lot of activity in textile printing, and this cutting solution has some very nice features for that market. We’re showing highly-accurate cutting of textiles in registration with the print,” said MD, Alex White.  “When you’re cutting textiles the challenges include extraction of fumes and maintaining correct focal point on the surface.”

Blackman & White has made a patented layer made of an aluminium foil material that sits underneath the textile for this purpose. It now has more than 100 installations of its Versa-Tech, which includes laser, router and knife options & can cut at 1,200mm/sec.