A B Graphic International (ABG) has launched the new version of DigiLase 4.0, a digital laser cutting machine that now includes individual piece options and operates faster.
The addition of individual piece options will be of interest to web-to-print businesses looking to provide their customers with enhanced marketing capabilities. The laser will cut 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.
The upgraded DigiLase 4.0 features reduced lead times thanks to the new software. Combining the latest workflow technology with barcode scanning, which enables the automatic changeover of the jobs, the DigiLase 4.0 can now offer flexibility across a range of print-apply applications, including roll to roll, sheet, and most recently, individual piece options.
The machine's modular design is fully compatible with ABG's DigiJet module for digital embellishment, meaning that it is possible to print and ship the same day alongside the DigiLase laser technology. As an additional benefit, all software code and servicing are provided by ABG, with no third party involved, making the manufacturer the direct source of contact for all queries.
‘The launch of the new features for the DigiLase 4.0 represents a step-change in direct from web sticker and label production,’ commented Floriana Montella, DigiLase product manager at ABG. ‘The inclusion of individual piece options and increased speed will provide web-to-print businesses with increased capabilities at a time when most are looking to upscale their output.’