Pozitive launches Valiani Omnia 100 at Open Day event

Pozitive launches Valiani Omnia 100 at Open Day event

Article written by Colleen Bate - Sprinter News

The Valiani Omnia 100 automatic feed die cutting machine was launched for the first time in Australia at Pozitive Sign & Graphic Supplies’ Print Finishing Open House in Eastern Creek, NSW on 23 March.

Also on display and being demonstrated at the open house was Summa’s latest finishing solutions, along with Roland DG’s TrueVIS AP-640 resin and LG-640 UV printers.

Pozitive staff were in attendance to help attendees gain first-hand experience on the company’s finishing solutions including sheet-fed, wide-format and roll cutting technology to suit their cutting, creasing and scoring needs, and more.

Valiani CEO Nico Valiani, Pozitive managing director Phil Trumble, and Roland DG product and marketing manager Greg Stone took Sprinter on a tour of the respective machinery.

“An advantage of the Omnia 100 is that it is designed and developed to work automatically all day long without the presence of an operator,” Valiani said, kicking off his demonstration of the machine.

Valiani explained that he has been in the family business for 29 years, and that it was started by his father 49 years ago. The company was recently sold to the Summa Group.

He pointed out that the Omnia 100, which is made in Italy, can process media up to 75cm X 105cm in size, and caters to the growing demand of personalised die-cutting processes, exclusive packaging and unique labels without the added cost of dies and make-readies.

Other benefits of the Omnia 100 include its QR Code feature. The high-res camera quickly detects the code, pulls up the cut files into the software and executes each project, eliminating cut lists.

Valiani also pointed out that the Omnia can cut several types of material of different thicknesses (up to 12.7mm) and is able to collect two SRA3 sheets at a time, significantly increasing average output levels.

Sprinter was then given a tour of the Summa S160 D-Series and S 1 and S 2 cutters by Trumble.

He explained that the S160 D-Series drag knife driven cutter, ideal for sign makers that require the functionality and performance for high volume vinyl and digital print shop environments, has a vibrant colour touchscreen, fast and reliable USB connection and improved processing speed.

Trumble then moved on to the Summa S1 and S2 cutters, explaining that they could die cut and flex cut print printed material and pointing out the advantages of the barcode feature.

“The cutter will read the barcode and know exactly what needs to be done, allowing for full automation,” he said, adding that the cutting tables offer a full range of tools, from simple drag knives, to tangential knives and routers.

“The blade of the tangential knife is motorised, and as it goes around corners can provide the fastest and the best quality,” he said.

Stone was on hand to take Sprinter through the Roland DG TrueVIS AP-640 and LG-640 UV printers, which he said had been launched last year, and would be on display at Visual Impact in May. 

“The TrueVIS AP-640 four-colour resin printer is the first leap into resin technology for Roland, so it’s pretty exciting,” he said, explaining that the printer has redefining resin printing with high colour saturation on a wide range of materials from uncoated PVC to non-PVC media. 

It features new TrueVIS resin ink and advanced machine features to optimise colour reproduction and includes variable dot control technology and dual staggered printheads to create impressive image and colour quality.

Stone also went on to point out the benefits of the LG-640 UV 64-inch series printer and cutter which includes staggered print heads, wide colour gamut and high-density white ink, high-definition output, fast-drying print, speciality printing, broad media compatibility and automatic calibrations.