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Arcus Printers Introduces the Barracuda Conveyor Flatbed Cutter for DTF

The Barracuda cutter offers a seamless roll-to-roll cutting experience, enhancing efficiency and quality in DTF film, stickers, vinyl, paper, and carton box cutting applications

Barracuda Conveyor Flatbed Cutter. Photo courtesy of Arcus Printers

April 17, 2024

High Point, North Carolina—Arcus Printers has released the Barracuda Conveyor Flatbed Cutter, a cutting-edge, intelligent solution for precise and continuous roll-to-roll cutting in direct-to-film (DTF) and UV DTF printing. This versatile machine caters to a wide range of materials, including DTF film, stickers, vinyl, paper, and carton boxes, offering kiss-cut, full-cut, and creasing capabilities.

“The Barracuda Conveyor Flatbed Cutter is a game-changer for DTF cutting,” says Rick Marcelo, director of technology at Axiom America, the parent company of Arcus Printers. “The Barracuda’s dual tool carriage with camera function allows for precise registration mark reading and QR code automation, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in every cut. This machine is designed to elevate the cutting experience for decorators, offering unmatched versatility and performance.”

Key features of the Barracuda Conveyor Flatbed Cutter for DTF and Apparel Decorating

Dual tool carriage: Double tool holders allow multiple tool types or blade depths to be on the machine simultaneously for increased production speed and less downtime for tool changes.
Camera function and QR code automation: The optical camera recognition system allows for precise cut-through and/or kiss-cutting of graphic bounding boxes or contours.
CADlink RIP software integration: Facilitates a smooth workflow between printing and cutting with barcode scanning support.
Compatibility with a wide range of software formats: Supports AI, Autocad, CorelDRAW, SignMaster, and more.
Touch display screen: Provides an intuitive user interface for easy operation.

The Barracuda Conveyor Flatbed Cutter offers a cutting area of 27.5-inches by 35.4-inches and a cutting speed of up to 31.5 inches/second (1-800mm/s). Its cutting thickness is <= 1.2mm, and its cutting pressure is 1000g, making it suitable for a variety of cutting applications, including DTF, UV DTF, laminated graphics, stickers, packaging, and patterns.