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Seriously looking at Esko/Kongsburg Cutting table
« on: November 20, 2012, 09:51:32 AM »
Good morning -
The boss has asked me to start getting serious about finding a cutting table for making samples and mockups of folding cartons. Does anyone have some info they would like to share about what in fact I should be looking for??? Our Komori is a 28x40 and our diecutting plant has 2 Bobst and 2 clam shell cutters, so I wouldn't need to be looking for anything more than a 28x40 cutting table. I see the names Esko and Kongsburg tossed around a lot. his looks like some new fun for an old prepress guy!
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Re: Seriously looking at Esko/Kongsburg Cutting table
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 11:43:00 AM »

Good morning -
The boss has asked me to start getting serious about finding a cutting table for making samples and mockups of folding cartons. Does anyone have some info they would like to share about what in fact I should be looking for??? Our Komori is a 28x40 and our diecutting plant has 2 Bobst and 2 clam shell cutters, so I wouldn't need to be looking for anything more than a 28x40 cutting table. I see the names Esko and Kongsburg tossed around a lot. his looks like some new fun for an old prepress guy!
Thanks in advance -


We have two kongsburg plotters/ sample makers one in prep that we use for plotting vinyls and cutting blankets and another one in our structure department where they primarily use it for cutting samples, both machines have 3 tools you can use, blade, crease, pen etc, very reliable a quick and have never wentdown since ive been here (3 years).

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Re: Seriously looking at Esko/Kongsburg Cutting table
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 05:58:07 PM »
I've only ever seen two used. Not that I've looked hard. One was at a plant I worked at over a decade ago and I heard they sold it for less than a grand. The other I saw at auction a little bit ago. Back in the hay day when we were all cutting silos in rubylith the bigger shops had these. They may still have them collecting dust or they went the way of cameras and linos and got scrapped.
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Re: Seriously looking at Esko/Kongsburg Cutting table
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 06:44:11 PM »
Same situation as G here. Two K plotters, one for cutting coating blankets. The other used for carton samples. They are expensive, but seem to last forever with minimal maintenance required.
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Re: Seriously looking at Esko/Kongsburg Cutting table
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 03:34:04 PM »

I've only ever seen two used. Not that I've looked hard. One was at a plant I worked at over a decade ago and I heard they sold it for less than a grand. The other I saw at auction a little bit ago. Back in the hay day when we were all cutting silos in rubylith the bigger shops had these. They may still have them collecting dust or they went the way of cameras and linos and got scrapped.


Hmmm i looked for two months for a used on with no luck and was told by many people that owners simply to get rid of them because they are always in use.

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Re: Seriously looking at Esko/Kongsburg Cutting table
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 02:45:53 PM »
Esko does sell used tables. Contact them for the pricelist of what they have in inventory.
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Re: Seriously looking at Esko/Kongsburg Cutting table
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2012, 09:43:00 AM »
Thanks all for the input. For some reason I wasn't receiving email notifications so didn't know there were replies!
Sorry! :shocked:
I'll keep my eyes and ears to the grapevine and checkbook handy and well-stocked!
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Re: Seriously looking at Esko/Kongsburg Cutting table
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012, 10:53:26 AM »

Thanks all for the input. For some reason I wasn't receiving email notifications so didn't know there were replies!
Sorry! :shocked:
I'll keep my eyes and ears to the grapevine and checkbook handy and well-stocked!


I keep getting emails from your mail server that your email address is being phased out which might have something to do with your problem of not getting  email notifications.
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Re: Seriously looking at Esko/Kongsburg Cutting table
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012, 11:02:25 AM »
You are correct - when I noticed I missed the replies, I checked my prefs and an old email address was still being used. Thanks, Joe.
I am now up-to-date.
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