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AB Graphic featured new software upgrades to its Digicon SabreXtreme laser label cutter at Labelexpo Europe 2011, running three jobs with non-stop digital die changeover and variable data capability.
The system on show featured digital cold foil application through inkjet technology to apply the adhesive without the use of printing plates and Tidland automatic slit change pattern system for non-stop operation.
‘The software on the SabreXtreme is continuously being upgraded in line with the availability of new technology and applications,’ said Al Spendlow, VP of USA operation. ‘Sales of the system are increasing and new opportunities are being identified. For example, we recently supplied a SabreXtreme to a digital printer that enabled them to eliminate die charges and move from out sourcing and drop shipments to in-house production with significant cost savings.’
The technology removes the need for conventional die-cutting tools and the costs associated with production and storage, says the company. In addition, there are no more engineering times to wait for or heavy lifting of rotary tools. SabreXtreme is said to meet the increasing demand for shorter print runs and is capable of producing hundreds of different die patterns a day.
Pictured: The Digicon SabreXtreme laser label cutter
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