Launched at drupa 2012, the Highcon Euclid was the world’s first digital cutting and creasing machine for the packaging market. Now in its 3rd generation, Euclid enables converters, printers, trade finishers and even 3D service bureaus to offer the differentiation their customers are seeking.
The Highcon Euclid replaces the complex, expensive and slow conventional die-making and setup process with an in-house controlled digital system, delivering improved responsiveness, design flexibility and enhanced efficiency, affording countless new opportunities from packaging and print to Web-to-Pack and even 3D modelling.
Creasing is based on Highcon’s patented DART (Digital Adhesive Rule Technology). In the Highcon DART process digital rules are written onto a DART Foil on the machine. Setup for the DART is a mere 15 minutes. The result is crease lines with the same physical attributes as traditional ones.
Creased sheets move in one pass to be cut, perforated or etched with precision CO2 lasers and innovative optics. Intricate cutouts and decorative cuts are simple and fast. Being a digital process, last-minute changes or edits are simple and can be done on the machine in seconds.
The Euclid Series provides a profitable solution for short runs at a affordable price, with savings of tons of dies per year and on expensive warehousing.