Besides the long experience FOTOBA has developed several new patented ideas like Digitrim which are now widely known in the G.A market and which are in continuous progress.
With the command Trim signs control it is possible to take advantage of the optical reading markers to be used in the cutters model. From the FOTOBA® site: Digitrim is a recent innovation introduced for digital print finishing. Its main feature is the is ability to sense cut marks placed between multiple digital images, printed or exposed simultaneously on single pages or rolls of digital media. Paper alignment is automatically set by cutmarks.
You only have to put cut marks around your images. A short video shows the usage of cut marks in a cutter Fotoba® DIGITRIM. The Fotoba® DIGITRIM cutters work in this way: • The sheet is printed with the Fotoba® markers and is introduced inside the cutter, for a first passage, in the same way it got out from the printer. • The cutter makes the sheet advance, 'reads' the first encountered marker and makes a double cut (before and after the marker). The cut crosses the whole sheet, causing the detach of the portion downstream of the marker. • Automatically, the cutter makes the sheet advance again, reads the other markers and continues with the remaining cuts.
• Subsequently, the portions obtained must be reintroduced by an operator, one by one, in the machine, this time with the remaining markers (laterals) parallel to the cutting direction; in this way we complete the cuts all around each image. The cutter Fotoba® DIGITRIM cuts crossing the whole sheet, for this reason the markers are specially for images aligned in rows and columns of the same size (or reproductions of the same image). It is therefore NOT possible to take advantage of a Fotoba® DIGITRIM cutter for images of different heights or not aligned. Command usage. From the menu Tools->Control trim signs, or from the toolbar, icon you get the dialog (figure 1) where is possible set up the markers for the Fotoba® Digitrim cutters. Three different thicknesses were made available for the Fotoba® markers, in this way you can use them in the more appropriate situations: The values in mm showed in the menu refers to the thickness of the line black/white/black '═' that constitutes the marker itself, recognized by the Fotoba® cutters in their Digitrim models. The 6 mm value is the one suggested by Fotoba®, since it is recognized without errors by the machine, even with prints of middle / low quality.
However we propose also the 3 mm and 1.5 mm values that,if used with a medium / high quality print, are recognized with sufficient certainty by the machine and allows a more efficient paper usage. Ⓐ = Amplitude of cut: this value must be the same that we are going to set in the cutter (via the cutter control panel) and means the distance between the two cuts that a single marker commands. Ⓑ = Bleed: we are going to set here the part of the image to trim out. Ⓒ = Offset: this value[*] is a calculated one, based on choices made above for Ⓐ, Ⓑ together with the thickness of the marker chosen in the menu. Once these values are set, click on the button 'OK' to confirm. As result, we will see the markers disposed on the perimeter (in case an image was missing the trim signs) of each selected image or disposed only on sides already equipped with trim signs.