A B Graphic International (ABG) has launched the next evolution of its DigiLase 4.0 cutting machine.

Currie Group supplies ABG solutions in New Zealand.

The company received a record number of orders for the machine in 2020. The latest refinements include new individual piece options and faster speeds, which combine with its state of the art laser cutting technology. ABG says this makes the DigiLase 4.0 digital laser cutting machine unrivalled in guaranteeing consistent and accurate results.

The addition of individual piece options will interest to web to print businesses looking to provide 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 of the desired pre-set quantity.

New software allows increased speed from its single laser head. Consequently, the upgraded DigiLase 4.0 reduces lead times even further. ABG says it combines the latest workflow technology with barcode scanning. This enables the automatic changeover of the jobs. So, the DigiLase 4.0 now offers complete flexibility across a range of print-apply applications. These include roll to roll, sheet and, most recently, individual piece options.

Workflow and barcode scanning

The machine’s modular design is fully compatible with ABG’s DigiJet module for digital embellishment. As a result, it is possible to print and ship the same day alongside the DigiLase laser technology. ABG says this speed and flexibility guarantees a distinct competitive advantage. In addition, the company provides all software code and servicing with no third-party involved. This makes the manufacturer the direct source of contact for all queries.  

Floriana Montella, product manager for DigiLase at ABG, says the company is excited with the enhancements. He says, “The launch of the new features represents a step-change in direct from web sticker and label production. In conclusion, the inclusion of individual piece options and increased speed will provide web-to-print businesses with increased capabilities. This is at a time when most are looking to upscale their output.”

Contact Currie Group for more information.

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