Fuelled by the e-commerce boom, print finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG) reportedly took a record number of orders for its DigiLase 4.0 digital finishing machine in 2020. And, with web-to-print companies continuing to upscale their output substantially, sales are likely to be strong throughout the current year.
ABG has installed numerous DigiLase machines, equipped with various configurations, throughout the world since it was first launched in September 2018. A growing order book in 2021 is also ensuring that this continues to be another record year for ABG. Many of these machine orders, which include ABG’s automatic workflow and the inkjet digital embellishment module, are currently in production and due for installation in Mexico, the USA, the Netherlands, UK and Germany, in the coming months.
DigiLase 4.0 incorporates state-of-the-art laser cutting technology, which is ideal for direct-from-web sticker and label production. A reduced web path and a decrease in the necessary lead-in/out material both help reduce waste. The minimum job length through the DigiLase has been dramatically reduced to allow the maximum flexibility in short runs, and file downloading takes milliseconds, thereby allowing several jobs to be processed simultaneously, from unwinding to laser cutting and rewinding.
“DigiLase 4.0 is, without a doubt, the most accurate laser machine on the market currently,” said ABG DigiLase product manager Floriana Montella.
She added: “Case in point is one of our customers, custom stickers and labels business, StickerGiant – based in the US – who has just placed an order for its sixth DigiLase 4.0, with full automatic workflow. We have a dedicated technical team comprising laser engineers, software developers, and mechanical designers support DigiLase 4.0, who constantly work on new developments and upgrades to suit customers’ needs. We are very excited about upcoming releases that we will be announcing shortly, including new options and increased speeds, so watch this space!”
As customers are currently unable to visit trade shows or showrooms to see ABG’s DigiLase 4.0 in action, the company has an additional demo machine in its Barcelona showroom, where customers can book a remote demo and send their files to get customised samples.