Summa’s L3214 large format laser cutter wins SGIA Product of the Year Award

Summa Press Release / For immediate release 20/09/2019

Summa nv, leading manufacturer and supplier of high-end cutting, finishing and laser cutting solutions, is proud to announce that its L3214 laser cutter received the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) 2019 Product of the Year Award in the category lasers/routers/cutters. The Award is a recognition for its integrated advanced laser cutting technology that enables unparalleled high productivity.

The Product of the Year evaluates products that are, or will be, available for sale in 2019. A highly qualified panel of judges from across the printing industry evaluated the annual contest’s 200+ entries in 72 categories spanning analog, digital, output and non-output technologies. Summa’s L3214 convinced the panel with the added value it delivers to the customers 'workflow, making it possible to speed up, meet their customers' deadlines and improve margins. Summa will be demonstrating the awarded L3214 laser cutter at the PRINTING United show, Booth 8841, on October 23 – 25 in Dallas.

Summa’s Executive Director, Wim Maes: “It is a great honor to have received the SGIA Product of the Year Award for our L3214 laser cutter. This large format cutting solution entails just as much game-changing potential for companies in soft signage applications and other fabrics as for interior decorations. The award is a true acknowledgement of our laser cutting technology, which is developed to significantly boost customers’ productivity. For instance, when processing typical jobs, the machine even cuts 400 m2 an hour.“

With the L3214 laser cutter, Summa eliminates companies’ struggle with slow conventional knife cutting machines in soft signage applications. Thanks to advanced camera technology and on-the-fly cutting, this laser cutter multiplies the productivity of any other cutting solution in the market.

The L3214 laser cutter covers a 3.2 m (10’ 5”) width and can be considered a true game-changer in the processing of textiles. With the advanced camera technology, the cutter continuously scans the material design and is able to automatically convert it into a cutting vector. While the next part is being scanned in, the laser is cutting simultaneously. This on-the-fly cutting concept is making the L3214 a uniquely productive solution in the market. It saves the operator a considerable amount of valuable time without compromising an inch on quality.

Even at its high production speed, which is characteristic for the L3214, Summa is still able to maintain the high standards for accuracy. A motorized de-reeler makes sure there is no fabric distortion or fraying while cutting. The system secures a constant and stable fabric feed onto the vacuumed cutting bed. Fast, accurate, and on-the-fly cutting – the L3214 is bound to change the go-to-market strategy for applications in soft signage, home decoration, sportswear and fashion.

Witness the high performance of the awarded L3214 laser cutter at Summa America’s booth 8841. Visitors to the show can join live demonstrations, feel free to register your visit at

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Every day, for more than 3 decades, Summa delivers the world's highest-quality vinyl and contour cutters, finishing flatbeds and laser cutters without compromise. Summa provides cutting edge solutions for the printing, signage, display, apparel and packaging industries. Summa’s global headquarters is located in Gistel, Belgium and can be reached by calling +32 59 27 00 11 or at