Jay Fleming of Signmaster Systems www.signmaster.co.uk reviews the Evolution3 range
We are really impressed with the Evolution3. The accuracy and ease of adjustment are very impressive. The grip, even on material that is normally known to slip, is exceptional.
We have used the Evolution3 on a wide range of materials from 10mm Foamex and HydroSol to Window PET Film and poster paper. Even on small pieces of vinyl, the clamp grips perfectly and leaves no marks or scratches on laminated or non-laminated material. The material doesn’t slip, and the adjustment handles of the Lift & Hover help to line up the crop marks for a perfect cut. Even with Metamark MD-CRR Window PET Film, which is a slippery material, the Evolution3 gives a correct and neat cut without any ripping or fraying.
On Polymeric SAV gloss laminated material we found it was easy to adjust to the crop marks to get the correct cut. The Evolution3 again produces a smooth cut without any fray on the edges. It did not damage the laminate on top of the SAV when adjusting to the marks. The quality of the grip and adjustment is perfect for creating the accuracy we require for larger 3m split graphic Foamex panels. The Evolution3 cuts 10mm Foamex easier than any other cutter I have used. The quality of the clamping also ensures that there is no movement even when you elect to cut through the Foamex a few times at different depths.
Both Contravision and Backlit material have been cut successfully. Even with the slippy Backlit material, we found the Evolution3 easy to use. The cutting strip also helps when cutting poster paper as it creates a smooth cut without catching the edges of the paper.
We would recommend the SmartFold as it offers the most versatility, and it is able to stow away under the bench proving more working space. The SmartFold also works seamlessly on our Rollover flatbed applicator as it fits the support shelf, without having to do any modifications. The BenchTop offers all the benefits of the SmartFold, with the exception of the stow-away feature.
We have been a distributor of other cutting systems from UK and Europe previously, and without a doubt, we would recommend the new Keencut Evolution3 range to any sign shop or company producing graphics as an integral part of their finishing workflow. It’s by far the best, easiest to use and most accurate manual cutting system that I have used.
Signmaster Systems has been providing solutions for wide format printing needs for over 20 years. It offers new hardware and finishing equipment through to inks and media. Signmaster Systems provide full training & installation as well as technical support. Signmaster is known for only dealing with leading brands and offering solutions that are tried and tested. They only promote products that will impress their customers, add value to customers’ business and provide a working solution to answer customers’ challenges.