Die Cutting Articles

Laser Die Cutting: “Cutting Edge”; Packaging Gazette, November-December 2008

Laser Die Cutting: “Cutting Edge”; Packaging Gazette, November-December 2008

Questions and ANSWERS about Laser Cutting Labels By Tom O’Hara, President, Spartanics (www.spartanics.com) If you haven’t recently taken a good hard look at laser cutting technology you are probably missing out on how to move into highly lucrative niches in label products. Much has happened in the past year that allows label converters to incorporate laser cutting into their […]

Laser Die Cutting: “Configuring a laser die cut system”; Labels&Labeling; November 2008

Laser Die Cutting: “Configuring a laser die cut system”; Labels&Labeling; November 2008

Matching Laser Cutting Technology to Label Application Requirements By Tom O’Hara, President, Spartanics It was only a few years ago that laser cutting was a relative novelty in the label converting industry. That is no longer so, and there is now a dizzying array of laser cutting equipment system components to choose from. The challenge to label converters making […]

Laser Cutting Machines: “Ist nun die Zeit der Laser gekommen?”; Etiketten-Labels; June 2007

Laser Cutting Machines: “Ist nun die Zeit der Laser gekommen?”; Etiketten-Labels; June 2007

Wiederbesuch der Vorteile des Laserschneidens Von Bill Knotts, Spartanics Als das Laserschneiden zum ersten Mal auf die verarbeitende Industrie traf, waren viele Etikettenverarbeiter beeindruckt von den Verheißungen der Laserschneidetechnik. Sie entschieden sich aber mit dem Kauf von werkzeuglosen digitalen Schneidesystemen abzuwarten, weil sie einfach noch nicht schnell genug waren. Die neueste Generation der besten Laserschneidesysteme […]

Laser Cutting Machines: “Casting a lasers eye-view on digital die cutting”; Converter; November 2006

Laser Cutting Machines: “Casting a lasers eye-view on digital die cutting”; Converter; November 2006

By Bill Knotts, VP and Karl-Heinz Jordan, European Sales Director, Spartanics Is it time to add digital die cutting (a.k.a. laser cutting) to your finishing department? The prototyping-on-the-fly capabilities of laser cutting systems deliver a competitive advantage to label converters and to others who have similar needs for fast job turnaround. The more sophisticated laser cutting systems on today’s market […]

Laser Cutting Machines: “The Laser’s Edge”; Paper, Film & Foil Converter; August 2006

Laser Cutting Machines: “The Laser’s Edge”; Paper, Film & Foil Converter; August 2006

Revisiting the Laser Cutting Advantage By Bill Knotts, Spartanics When laser cutting first hit the converting industry, many converters had been impressed by the promise of laser cutting technology, but decided to bide their time in acquiring tool-free digital cutting systems because they were quite literally not up to speed. The latest generations of best-in-class laser cutting systems CAN be used […]

Die Cutting Systems: “Beyond Clamshell Presses–Decalcorama’s Story”; SGIA Journal; Third Quarter 2006

Die Cutting Systems: “Beyond Clamshell Presses–Decalcorama’s Story”; SGIA Journal; Third Quarter 2006

Sometimes the best investment you can make in your staff is the equipment you purchase to make their jobs easier. So says Claude Harpin, who has shepherded his Quebec, Canada, screen printing business, Decalcorama Inc., during its more than 20 percent growth in the last few years. Decalcorarna, with a staff of 60, is equipped […]

Laser Die Cutting: “Making the technology pay”; Converting Today (UK); November 12, 2008

Laser Die Cutting: “Making the technology pay”; Converting Today (UK); November 12, 2008

More on Laser Cutting By Tom O’Hara, President, Spartanics Laser cutting, a.k.a. digital die cutting, uses high-powered lasers to vaporize materials in the lasers’ beam path. The powering on and off of the laser beam and the way in which the beam path is directed towards the substrate effects the specific cuts that the artwork […]

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