Polyester film printed by Canon Océ Arizona | Laser cutting

Video description

Print & Cut
No damage to the print during laser cutting

Cutting printed materials never fails to pose a challenge for the user. Be it in terms of print quality, the precision of the cut or of keeping the print clean at the cut edge.

We can ensure perfect precision thanks to our optical recognition system which is why we are focussing on the quality of the cut edge in this test.

Laser cutting printed film:

Aims:
- Testing ink for laser capability
- No peeling of the print at the cut edge
- No blistering

Test set-up:
- Material: 0.2mm thick film sheet
- Printer: Canon Océ Arizona flatbed printer
- Ink: IJC 256
- Laser system: M-800
- Laser power: 60 W

Result:
In this test, we want to prove that digital printing is also suitable for industrial production and the printed films can be cut well by laser. Without the limitations of the five or six colours used in screen printing, digital printing systems such as the Océ Arizona provide for a range of colour combinations. Our test achieved excellent cut edges. The fast drying process of the ink in conjunction with the heat development at the cut edge due to the laser process led neither to the ink peeling nor to blistering. Using the IJC 296 ink in the digital printing of membrane keyboards in conjunction with eurolaser cutting technology significantly increases your flexibility. You will achieve perfect results and produce even short runs or prototypes economically.

Canon + eurolaser
Canon Germany GmbH and eurolaser have been working together for quite some time now and have now extended this collaboration. The Print & Cut connection is, due to the workflow, a decisive success factor for the manufacturing enterprises.
Thanks to the exchange of experience between Canon and eurolaser, the experts in both companies can extend their expertise in a targeted way and always offer customers the perfect overall solution.

Additional information

Lasersystem:
M-800 | Laser Cutter Machine

Laserpower:
60 W
Material:
Plastics

, Polyester

, Foils

Application:
Automotive

, Label production

, Membrane Switches

, Plastics processing

Basicmaterial:
Semi-finished product, Sheet
Machining:
Laser cutting
Tags:
Front panel, Display, Fiducial marks, Print, Canon, Océ, Arizona

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