Pacific Innovations, a company specializing in isopropyl alcohol and other industrial chemicals, has purchased and installed the Anycut III laser finisher from Arrow Systems. The laser finisher will help the company laminate and cut BS-5609 compliant isopropyl alcohol labels and other chemical labels for its products.
Pacific Innovations found itself in a bind when it couldn't keep up production due to its chemical packaging process. The company decided to overhaul its packaging service and began by bringing its label printing and label finishing in-house.
Tom Januszewski of Pacific Innovations, said: ‘Having the ability to print and die cut our own labels gives us the ability to keep up with demand in real time says. We were ordering our isopropyl labels online before and the lead times and lack of flexibility for roll labels had us researching how we could do this ourselves. Bringing in equipment to print all of our label designs and a digital label finishing machine like the Anycut III has really helped streamline our packaging process.’
The digital prints from the label printer are put on Anycut III to create cut to size labels. Having the ability to cut any shape and any size is especially important when there are a wide variety of short runs and custom stickers. The laser finisher is equipped with inline lamination to protect the label materials from hazardous chemicals and allows Pacific Innovations to produce labels as they are needed.
Davis Tiburzi, sales manager at Arrow Systems, said: ‘Pacific Innovations came to us looking for a way to cut labels printed on a SwissQ wide format printer. We normally prefer to pair the Anycut with our printers to control variables, but we were able to work with their team to integrate the laser into their existing process relatively seamlessly. The Anycut III will allow Pacific Innovations to have more control over their packaging process moving forward.’
The Anycut III is available in 150W, 175W, and 250W models and can include lamination, slitting, waste removal, and auto job change scanning.