Part three of three
By DPS Magazine Staff
For digital print environments, laser cutters effortlessly handle digital files for a precise and efficient production. Popular in the label space the potential is growing.
Here are highlights of a few laser cutters on the market.
Anytron provides two laser cutting models, Anytron ANY-CUT II and ANY-CUT III, which to cater to different user requirements.
ANY-CUT II, equipped with 125W laser power and a maximum cutting speed of 25 meters per minute, is compact and suitable for small office spaces. It conveniently plugs into any office power outlet with its single-phase power support.
On the other hand, ANY-CUT III is a higher-power version with 250W laser power and a maximum cutting speed of 45m/min. This intelligent and cost-effective finishing solution handles all aspects of the finishing process, including laminating, laser cutting, slitting, and matrix removal, all accomplished in a single pass on a single platform.
Anytron ANY-CUT comes with exclusive software integrated into Adobe Illustrator as a plug-in for a seamless work transfer. The machine also contains an automatic job changeover function enables users to handle multiple cutting jobs without interruptions. By reading the barcode of each job, it can automatically change cutting positions without requiring operator intervention.
ANY-CUT is also upgradeable to an in-line kit with Anytron’s printing technology, integrating printing, and finishing processes into a single system. These features provide convenience, efficient job management, and flexibility for current and future business needs.
Best Graphics represents the Highcon line of laser die cutters, which is comprised of four models—the Euclid 5, the Beam 2, the Euclid 5C, and the Beam 2C.
The Highcon laser die cutters target a vast variety of applications, such as folding cartons, commercial print, corrugated packaging, and point of purchase displays.
The Beam 2 can handle substrates from 200 µ – 2 millimeters (mm), and is ideal for: commodity and luxury packaging, sleeves, blister cards, greeting cards, brochures, calendars, invitations, beverage packaging, dividers/inserts, and counter displays.
The Beam 2C can handle substrates from 1 – 4 mm (N, F, G, E, B, & C Flutes), and is ideal for corrugated packaging, point of purchase display signage components, and box inserts.
Eclipse Label Finishing
Eclipse offers a 120W laser solution, which is water cooled for reliability. It also features a web guiding device and fume extraction. Speed vary according to the design, but typically we can reach 25 meters per minute.
For laser cutting, Grafotronic offers its Sci Fi Laser series, which provides its customers with seamless workflow integration, highly automated production, and production speeds.
The company assures fluent process for job changing without speed loss or stops.
The Sci Fi laser is also part of Grafotronic’s Future Safe modular concept, allowing customers to upgrade their Grafotronic platform at any time in the future.
Valloy offers its BIZRAY3D, a digital roll label laser die cutter using 3-axis scanning system, which features die cutting of roll labels in speed of 20 meters per minute. Additionally, the machine includes a 3D scanning system keeps consistent dot size in any point of cutting area without relying on analog lens system.
Variant dot size control can be done, depending on substrate thickness or marking purpose.
Laser cutters provide the benefits of digital to finishing. Options continue to grow as uses expand beyond labels.
Oct2023, DPS Magazine