Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018

SEI Laser exhibits digital finishing

10.01.18

SEI Laser's True Digital Finishing demonstrates on-the-fly cutting of a variety of printed jobs.

Digital label printing continues to escalate, driven by the desire for short runs, versioning, quick delivery, personalization, and offering unique features. However, a job is not complete until it is finished. SEI Laser has been demonstrating "True Digital Finishing" on its Labelmaster digital finishing machine at Matik's booth during Labelexpo Americas 2018. SEI Laser's Labelmaster digital finishing machine delivers a cutting and finishing solution that fits the complete digital workflow process.

SEI Laser's True Digital Finishing demonstrates on-the-fly cutting of a variety of printed jobs—including through cutting, kiss cutting, perforating, micro-perforating, and single pass engraving. With the Labelmaster digital system, SEI Label has showed how jobs of one to one million labels can be cut without die tooling. This can all be done on roll to roll, roll to sheet, and roll to part cutting, producing intricate designs, cutting and engraving on a variety of substrates (paper, PP, PET, BOPP)—at speeds up to 230 fpm with excellent quality.

True Digital Finishing enables label printers to proceed from a PDF file to ready-to-ship, finished and counted rolls. SEI Laser eliminates steps, such as creating separate die files and reducing die delivery and die station setups, which can take more time than the actual physical production of the labels. Changes in jobs, production quantities and material parameters can be communicated during prepress using SEI Laser’s software, which can be integrated into most workflow systems. Thus, finishing can be completed automatically using a "True Digital Workflow." SEI Laser’s semi-automatic turret on the Labelmaster enables production of exact quantities of labels on each roll.

The SEI Laser Labelmaster is a completely modular machine with many finishing options, such as semi-rotary flexo varnish (spot or flood), semi-rotary hot foil stamping, lamination, slitting, label shifter, cut to part, and servo sheeter. Laser options of 150w, 300w or 500w are available in single, double or quad laser configurations with speeds up to 330 FPM.