The refinements follow a record number of orders for the machine in 2020, states product manager, Floriana Montella.
The addition of individual piece options will, she says, interest web-to-print businesses looking to provide their customers with enhanced marketing capabilities. The laser cuts the shape of each sticker, providing a cut from the face stock, through 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.
With the new software designed by the ABG DigiLase team allowing increased speed from its single laser head, the upgraded DigiLase 4.0 further reduces lead times. Combining the latest workflow technology with barcode scanning, which enables the automatic changeover of the jobs, the DigiLase 4.0 can now offer complete flexibility across a range of print-apply applications, including roll-to-roll, sheet and now, individual piece options. The machine’s design is fully compatible with ABG’s DigiJet module for digital embellishment, making it possible to print and ship the same day. In addition, all software code and servicing are provided by ABG.
‘The enhanced features represent a step-change in direct-from-web sticker and label production and the increased capabilities will meet the demand from web-to-print customers for increased output,’ Floriana explains.
ABG’s local representative, CSM Machine Sales, is on hand to arrange customised remote demonstrations using customer files and printed materials.
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