Microcut X-12PLUS
Microcut X-12PLUS

Microcut® X-12PLUS

Bring new life to paper cutters

Technology moves quickly. The first thing to become obsolete on a paper cutter is the computer. The microcut® allows you to completely replace your computer to automate jobs, increase productivity and bring new life to an older paper cutter. Our Microcut X-12PLUS is our top of the line unit featuring a 12” wide touch screen.

We designed the Microcut X-12PLUS to be the most powerful and advanced retrofit system available in the industry, offering a large 12” color touch screen display and automatic cutter programming with Microcip our advanced CIP®/JDF converting software. The Microcut X-12PLUS is designed to fit on any size cutter.

The X-12PLUS quickly and efficiently moves the backguage into correct position more accurately than skilled manual operation. A full 12” color touch screen display guides the operator with all operations presented in an intuitive, easyto-understand format. Set up is fast and simple, with no complicated codes to memorize. The system frees the operator from the wasted time and risk of error associated with repetitive data entry.

Its ability to automatically program a job while cutting the first lift turns setup time into production time, making automation effective for even two and three lift jobs. The entry and review of programs is quick and easy.

Fractions, corrections, additions, or deletions can be easily entered through the keyboard. Non volatile memory insures data is never lost.

Many paper cutters already have some form of automatic backgauge control, but may have become difficult and expensive, if not impossible, to maintain. These machines are generally sound mechanically and, with the addition of Microcut X-12PLUS, can quickly and easily be returned to a high level of productivity and reliability for a fraction of the cost of a new machine.

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"We are able to transfer data from the cut files in prepress. This is a really nice added benefit for our more complex jobs, and something we could not do with the other paper cutters we were considering."
Kirk Larsen, Graphic Partners

Why choose the Microcut?

Here are six reasons for you to consider the Microcut X-12PLUS for your paper cutter:

  1. Reduces your reliance on parts that are no longer available
  2. Avoids costly replacement parts if they are available
  3. Boosts your paper cutters accuracy
  4. Microcut X-12PLUS units allow paper cutters to convert .JDF files as it is CIP 3/4 enabled
  5. Microcut X-12PLUS units are networkable allowing collection of management information
  6. Extends the life of your paper cutter

The Compatible Brands

Here are the brands of paper cutters on which Microcut systems can be installed. Don’t see your paper cutter brand? Contact Us.

  • ITOH

The patented technology that powers the Microcut X-12PLUS

Powerful proprietary technology, CIP4 conversion, and standard access ports makes the Microcut X-12PLUS unique.

Microcut X-12PLUS Easy Data Access

Easy Data Access

The Microcut X-12PLUS has a network connection and a USB port for data exchange and software updates. It also serves as an inexpensive medium for storing job data.

Microcut X-12PLUS microcip


microcip PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award winning software allows the importation and conversion of standardized CIP/JDF files into cutting programs.

Microcut X-12PLUS microfacts


microfacts, the industry’s first real time automatic data collection system for paper cutters, captures information relative to the job and machine for downloading to a PC.

Microcut X-12PLUS cutternet


cutternet® allows one or more cutters to be networked for data exchange or programming.

Microcut X-12PLUS Features
Microcut X-12PLUS Features

Microcut® X-12PLUS Features

  • 12” wide format touch screen display
  • Virtually unlimited memory capacity
  • USB port for data exchange and software updates
  • microcip® software for CIP/JDF capability
  • microfacts® for data collection
  • cutternet® for network compatibility

Microcut® Standard Features

  • 12” wide format touch screen display
  • Over 400,000+ cut locations
  • Linux® based operating system
  • Graphic interface
  • Microprocessor-controlled, infinitely variable backgauge drive
  • Repeatability of backgauge position to +/-.002 inches (.05 mm)
  • Measurements in inches, centimeters, millimeters
  • Automatic backgauge return
  • Operator-defined inch or metric display
  • Program entry or correction, through the touch screen with the backgauge stationary or while cutting the lift
  • Barcode reader compatible.
  • microfacts® for data collection
  • cutternet® for network compatibility
  • USB port for data exchange and software updates
  • Insertion or deletion of commands from existing programs
  • Automatic computation and entry of fractions
  • Stock eject
  • Non-volatile memory—no batteries required for memory support
  • Optional auxiliary controls for front and side air tables
  • Speed range: 2 - 25 inches/seconds, both forward and reverse, depending on size and condition of cutter
  • Electrical: 85 - 265 VAC, 50/60 Hz @ 1 KVA
  • Warranted for one year from date of shipment against defects in parts and workmanship

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