Finishing equipment supplier A B Graphic has launched a new version of its DigiLase 4.0 digital laser cutting machine, distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Currie Group, with individual piece options, faster speeds and updated technology the new inclusions.
The addition of the individual piece options are tipped to be of interested to web-to-print businesses looking to provide customers with enhanced marketing capabilities.
The laser cuts the shape of each sticker, providing a cut from the face stock, through to the substrate, to the liner. When the web is pulled away from the laser area, the stickers are drawn onto the conveyor system, and the waste is rewound. The stickers then go into a collating conveyor where they can be boxed in batches of the desired pre-set quantity.
The new software was designed by the A B Graphics Digilase team to enable increased speed from its single laser head.
It also combines new workflow technology with barcode scanning which enables automatic change over of jobs across a range of print-apply applications, including roll-to-roll, sheet and, most recently, individual piece options.
The machine’s modular design is compatible with ABG’s DigiJet module for digital embellishment, which the company says makes it possible to print and ship on the same day providing a distinct competitive advantage.
As an additional benefit, all software code and servicing are provided by ABG, with no third-party involved, making the manufacturer the direct source of contact for all queries.
“The launch of the new features for the DigiLase 4.0 represents a step-change in direct from web sticker and label production,” A B Graphic DigiLase product manager Floriana Montella said.
“The inclusion of individual piece options and increased speed will provide web-to-print businesses with increased capabilities at a time when most are looking to upscale their output.”
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