A FILM AND FOIL CODING LASER THAT WILL REDUCE COSTS AND WASTE, AND ENABLE CONTINUOUS OPERATION
fLASER lasers from Macsa are film and foil coding lasers. They are used to apply variable information to flexible packaging and other foil, film and plastic coated packaging without damaging the substrate. They are cost-effective and high quality alternatives to the other traditional technologies.
fLASER systems respond to the need of companies to reduce coding costs, reduce plastic waste and enable continuous operation. They deliver consistent, permanent, high quality codes without interruption even in harsh environments.
By contrast traditional overprinters use thermal transfer printers. These are wasteful and need frequent
maintenance, and print quality deteriorates over time.
fLASER systems are powered by Macsa F series fiber lasers. There is an on-board computer which enables
multiple message storage. Such messages can be selected directly without a network or PC connection. Messages may be created and edited using Marca message creation and laser control software.
FOR APPLYING LOT CODES AND BEST-BEFORE DATES ON FLEXIBLE PACKAGING AND OTHER FOIL, FILM AND PLASTIC COATED PACKAGING SUBSTRATES
TYPICAL SUBSTRATES ARE:
Flexible films especially oriented polypropylene (OPP), Polyesters, Polyimides, Polyamides, Acrylates. Shrink / sleeves for bottles especially polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Coated cardboard such as Tetra Pak type cartons with a plastic coating. Coated aluminium foil. Special multilayer acrylic labels (typically used in the automotive industry).
fLASER MARKET INDUSTRIES
Food, Beverages, Tobacco, Chemical, Automotive, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Industrial
PRODUCE NO WASTE
There is no waste stream of thermal transfer ribbons.
CONSISTENT LONG TERM HIGH QUALITY PRINTING
There are no printheads which need cleaning or which degrade over time and need replacing.
There is no need to interrupt production to change ribbons or to replace printheads.
A PERMANENT CODE
Ink based alternatives may be scratched or rubbed off the substrate.
HAVE LOW OPERATING COSTS
They do not use thermal transfer ribbons and there are no printheads to be replaced. Thermal transfer printheads typically need replacing 2 or 3 times a year.
BETTER PRINTING IN DUSTY ENVIRONMENTS
Laser coders are not disadvantaged by dust whereas a thermal transfer printhead will need regular cleaning.