Quote Originally Posted by rmazzullo View Post
Perhaps one of the drive rollers towards the end of the run can be a sprocket punch / film slitter. What needs to be determined is if it would be a rotary punch, or something intermittent, perhaps driven by a geneva mechanism, or rotary cam, or something along those lines.

Timing it would be 'fun'.

Bob M.

I've been thinking about this quite a bit, and came to the conclusion that it would be a bad idea to make slitting/chopping/perfing part of the coater's job.
It would limit you to making only one format on that particular machine.

If you coat a "master roll", and chop that up in another machine, you immediately have a coater that can produce many formats - which, given the low demand for film is quite useful.