MPN Sells World’s First Widemouth™ Prototype

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 21, 2014 – My Press Needs (MPN) announced at the SGIA Expo the sale of its new Crest patent-pending Widemouth prototype to Graphic Tech, who will serve as a beta test site.

Developed and engineered by MPN, Widemouth technology will re-define how the industry die cuts thicker substrates, including corrugated, plastic and structural board like Falconboard®. Widemouth enables the Crest to go from a normal .937” steel rule die up to a 3” steel rule within seconds to cut thicker materials with an edge quality similar to a router table.

Jim Blee, COO of Fullerton, CA-based Graphic Tech, said he thinks the Widemouth Crest will open up new markets for the company. “We’re interested in the possibility of die cutting thicker substrates and we think the Crest can help us do that. The large format segment of the market is high volume for us, and the make-ready speed and type of cutting the new Crest does fits what we need.”

MPN President Rob Weidhaas is excited about the potential impact of his company’s new technology for Graphic Tech and the large format industry. He believes the Widemouth Crest will offer new revenue opportunities for printers. “The speed and precision of our Crest will bring ‘mass production’ capabilities as compared with tables,” he said.

Blee agreed, saying the Crest is much faster and more economical than a cutting table. “This technology hasn’t been offered before. If we can move ½” and ¾” board with the Crest, we think it will free up the backlog of work on our tables.”

Once the new Crest is delivered, Graphic Tech will offer demonstrations of the prototype press.
SGIA attendees can see videos and samples of die-cut structural board at MPN’s SGIA Booth 4192.

About MPN
My Press Needs, LLC was founded by Rob Weidhaas in 2000 as a complete die cutting resource to the print finishing, packaging and general converting industries. Today the full-service company specializes in the development, engineering and sales of clamshell presses worldwide, along with consulting and training on die cutting processes. An affiliated company, My Service Needs, services clamshell presses of all types. For more information about MPN, visit