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  • 09 Sep 2014

Graphtec launches digital label printing and finishing system

L-R: Hiroyuki Takahata, senior managing director, and Hitomi Aoki with Graphtec’s new LabelRobo LCX1000

Japanese company Graphtec Corporation has launched its LabelRobo LCX1000 digital label system at Labelexpo Americas 2014.

The 65-year-old company, whose core expertise is in cutting plotters, is ‘excited by the potential of the label market’, according to senior managing director Hiroyuki Takahata.

The system, which is suited for the production of GHS-compliant labels, comes in two parts. The LabelRobo DLP1000 print engine system uses Graphtec’s newly developed electrophotographic printing technology, achieving speeds up to 124mm/sec at a maximum output resolution of 600dpi × 2400dpi across 6in wide media.

The LabelRobo DLC1000 is a digital label finisher including laminating, plotter-based die-cutting of different size and shapes, waste matrix removal, slitting and rewinding.

The LabelRobo LCX1000 provides a three-way feed and handles pre-die-cut media, allowing users to print roll-to-roll, sheet feeding of roll-to-cut, and sheet.

The system will handle a wide variety of media, now under development, with water and weather resistance, including glossy paper, semi‐glossy paper and synthetic paper, PET film white, PET film clear and PET film silver.

Pictured L-R: Hiroyuki Takahata, senior managing director, and Hitomi Aoki with Graphtec’s new LabelRobo LCX1000