UK-based Positive+ adds Zund G3 Digital Cutter to add zig-zag edges on wallpaper samples that required them; the bespoke pinking tool uses a saw/scallop-toothed edge blade to create zig-zag cuts, which reduces fraying with repeated handling

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October 26, 2023 (press release) –

POSITIVE+ have revolutionised wallpaper and textile sample production using the new Pinking Tool from Zünd.

Based in Surrey, POSITIVE+ has always stood out for its commitment to creativity and quality. Beginning its journey in 1989 as Solo Print, a print consultancy firm, POSITIVE+ evolved into Positive Images UK, equipped with digital printing and finishing capabilities. In 2019, they joined forces with Colouration, a renowned supplier of POS material for the Beauty and Fragrances industries, resulting in the birth of POSITIVE+.

Earlier this year, POSITIVE+ faced a unique challenge. A major wallpaper supplier required samples with zigzag edges, a technique used to enhance aesthetics and reduce fraying with repeated handling. Using their Zünd G3 Digital Cutter, POSITIVE+ attempted the task but found the traditional single-blade zigzag cutting method time-consuming, especially when dealing with large volumes.

Seeking innovation, POSITIVE + approached the applications team at Zund UK to explore alternative processing techniques. After careful evaluation, a custom solution emerged: the development of a bespoke tool using a saw/scallop-toothed edge blade to create Zig-Zag cuts. Positive trials with the tool validated its efficiency and the Pinking Tool was created. Tony Dennington, Chief Commercial and Sustainability Officer at POSITIVE+ said “It is early days; however, we have already showcased the Pinking Tool to our major wallpaper supplier. We think the technology has enormous potential to completely revolutionise wallpaper and textile samples. The investment should help us to attract new clients from a variety of sectors.”

Designed to process a wide range of materials with a cutting speed of 1m/s, The Pinking Tool is the ultimate tool for effortlessly creating flawless zigzag cuts. Tony said “We are delighted to be the first production house in the country to adopt the new Pinking tool. The technology will help us to produce more interesting and authentic high-volume samples for our clients. Our collaboration with Zünd has not only solved our immediate challenge but has also positioned us at the forefront of innovation in our industry."

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