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Recognizing productivity at the highest level

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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The new Zünd D3 cutter, which made its debut at drupa 2016, receives the EDP Award 2016 for "Best wide format finishing solution". With this award, EDP recognizes that Zünd's D3 dual-beam cutting system is setting new standards in productivity.

Zünd Systemtechnik AG‘s new D3 cutting system received an EDP 2016 trophy from the European Digital Press Association, an association of leading European magazines devoted to digital print and production.

The organization’s distinguished jury recognized Zünd as a standout in the development of innovative solutions and ever-more productive finishing systems. The successful Swiss company, which is family-owned, introduced the D3 as its latest flagship cutter at drupa 2016. The new dual-beam cutting system, capable of delivering twice the output of a single-beam system, won top honors in the category for “Best wide format finishing solution”.

The significant gains in productivity made possible with D3 (see HERE) are primarily due to its dual-beam construction, with twin beams operating independently and simultaneously in one efficient production workflow. Each beam can carry up to three different tool modules. Depending on the specifics of the job, D3 can effectively double the throughput. The precision of the system’s direct drive, the quality of the state-of-the-art user interface and workflow software, guarantee the highest levels of productivity and profitability. The D3 cutter integrates seamlessly in any existing production environment and brings with it a clear competitive advantage in markets that demand ultimate performance.

An EDP Award 2016 goes to the new Zünd D3 dual-beam cutting system – Oliver Zünd, CEO Zünd Systemtechnik AG, and Regina Vladimirska, Print Plus Magazine, Ukraine.

An EDP Award 2016 for the new Zünd D3 dual-beam cutting system accepted by Zünd Systemtechnik AG chief executive officer (right), and Print Plus Magazine, Ukraine Regina Vladimirska.

“Our digital cutting solutions contribute significantly to overall productivity increases, but just as importantly, the trend towards automation in different phases of production also demands a seamless data workflow. By combining the new Zünd D3 ultra high-performance cutter with Zünd Cut Center–ZCC software, we can offer obvious added value to customers looking to make their production both more efficient and more profitable,” says product manager graphics Lars Bendixen.

For the past 10 years, the EDP, its Technical Committee and jury, in addition to EDP members in a special general assembly, have evaluated developments and products in the graphics industry and recognized those most worthy of interest and commendation. For details visit

About Zünd
Zünd Systemtechnik AG, a family-owned business with operations worldwide, specializes in developing and manufacturing digital cutting systems. The Zünd name represents Swiss quality and is synonymous with precision, performance, and reliability. Since 1984 Zünd has been developing, manufacturing, and marketing modular cutting systems and is globally recognized as market leader.
The Zünd customer base consists of manufacturers and suppliers in many different industries, including graphics, packaging, garment and leather, as well as technical textile and composites. Zünd maintains headquarters in Altstätten, Switzerland, where the company’s research and development, marketing, and production facilities are located. Besides Zünd’s own sales and service organizations in Hong Kong (China), Bangkok, India, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States, Zünd relies on  a worldwide network of long-standing, independent distribution and service partners.
Zund America was established in 2004 and has since grown from five employees and 10,000-square-feet to more than 50, occupying a total of 24,000-square-feet of demonstration, service, office, and warehouse space. It supports thousands of customers all over the U.S. and Canada, in graphics, packaging, leather, textiles/composites, manufacturing, and other industries that rely on Zünd cutters for precise, efficient digital cutting. Company information available at



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