Print and Cut Module (PCM)

RIP Software

Print and Cut Module (PCM)


The PCM brings together the processes of printing and cutting by synchronizing printers and cutting systems. Application of PCM enables efficient contour cuttings and precise finishing - starting from simple POP displays to complex industrial applications. For this reason, PCM is the ideal solution for cutting, routing and finishing materials such as wood, plastic, leather and textiles.

Supported cutting tables and cutting plotters

Without the technical support of Print and Cut Module preparation of data would be expensive, time consuming and error-prone. Applying PCM, the process is much more effective and efficient.


  • Easy separation of the cutting paths from print data, since a colored (spot color) cutting paths is placed in around the objects
  • Optimal synchronization of printer and plotter using synchronization marks to provide printed images with a contour cut for cutting
  • Readout of the cutting path during the preview creation. Information is stored together with the job
  • iGeneration of a device specific cutting file from the path information. A special PLT file for example passes through the ColorGATE CutServer before being available at the plotter
  • Merging of cutting function with the various functions of the Productionserver RIP software, such as the container function and the multiple output
  • Application of hotfolder and hot container technology ensures seamless integration of PCM into an automated workflow

PCM supports GCC, Graphtec, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland and Summa cutting plotters (based on version 10). To control digital cutting tables manufactured by Aristo, MultiCam, Kongsberg, Zünd (Touch and Cut, Zünd Cut Center) with the Print and Cut Module ColorGATE offers optional drivers.