Roland laser foil decorator LD-80
Hamamatsu, Japan, March 16, 2018 – DGSHAPE Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roland DG Corporation and a leading provider of digital fabrication tools, including 3D milling machines, 3D printers, and engraving machines, announced today the launch of the world’s first laser foil decorator. The LD-80 Laser Decorator enables adding text, logos, and graphics in a variety of metallic and holographic foils to provide a premium, personalized appearance to small, off-the-shelf products including fountain pens, cell phone covers, stationery, or cosmetic accessories.
According to Daisuke Satori, DGSHAPE Marketing manager, “The LD-80 uses our proprietary technology to focus a laser beam to transfer hot-stamp type foils to plastic and paper items to create a true luxury appearance. Text, logos, and other vector graphics can be transferred quickly onto plastics such as acrylic, ABS, and polycarbonate that usually perform poorly under traditional hot-stamp applications,” he said.
Satori said the special characteristics of the focused laser supports the transfer of very small text and fine lines in stunning quality. In addition to gold or silver foil, metallic or holographic foils can be used to create a broad range of vivid designs.
The bundled software package makes it easy to create custom designs for personalization. A wide selection of fonts is available, and settings like font size and spacing can be adjusted at the click of a mouse. Vector data can also be imported including custom designs like illustrations and logos.
“The desktop footprint of the machine is very compact,” Satori said, “and the included software is simple and intuitive, making the LD-80 perfect for on-demand foil decoration in a retail setting.” In addition to retail store installations, the compact design of the LD-80 makes it easy to place anywhere, including kiosks, or to transport to events, such as street fairs and festivals.
Compliant with the safest Class 1 international standard* for products equipped with laser devices, the LD-80 incorporates a full-cover design to ensure it can be used safely without laser light being visible outside the unit. It also includes a failsafe design that stops the unit automatically if the cover is opened while it is operating. The exclusive design of the laser system eliminates dust or gas from being generated, ensuring maintenance-free operation. It also works on ordinary household power, requiring no electrical work for installation. * IEC 60825-1
Inexpensive hotfoil stamp material is available in a range of colours and types and combines with the LD-80 or LD-300 for unique customisation results.
Imprint directly onto natural leather with the LD-300
With the LD-300 it’s possible to foil transfer onto soft plastics, paper and leather or to imprint directly onto natural leather1 for luxurious customised finishes. Create unique, high-precision effects, including detailed images, crisp text, intricate patterns and accurate logo reproduction.
Foil Transfer on Soft Plastics with Precise Results
The LD-80 and the LD-300 use semi-conductor laser transfer technology to apply heat activated adhesive foil to a variety of heat-resistant and soft plastics including; acrylic, polycarbonate, polypropylene, polystyrene, and ABS2. The pinpoint accuracy of the semi-conductor laser paired with a high-quality transfer foil can create designs as small as a fraction of a millimetre!
The laser used in the LD-80 and the LD-300 conforms to the safest “Class 1” standard*. When the cover opens the laser supply turns off so it can be used in a retail setting without any danger of exposure. In addition, our unique method of laser decoration creates no dust or gas. *IEC 60825-1.
|Transferable materials||Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene, Polystyrene and ABS**|
|Loadable material size||Max:||100 (W) x 200 (D) x 20 (H) mm|
|Design options||Vector/outline, region fill (scan line, island fill), text, illustration|
|Printable area||80 mm x 80 mm|
|Direction of transcription||Unidirectional transcription or bidirectional transcription (selectable with Windows driver)|
|Jig||Size:||100 mm x 100 mm (inside 90 mm x 90 mm)|
|Function:||Holding the foil, layering the heat absorption film|
|Power requirements||Dedicated AC adapter:||AC 100 to 240 V ±10%, 50/60Hz|
|Main unit:||DC19V, 1.0A|
|Power consumption||Approx. 14W|
|Acoustic noise level||70dB (A) or less|
|Environment||Temperature||10 to 30 °C (50 to 86 °F)|
|Humidity||35 to 80% (no condensation)|
|Dimensions||286 (W) x 383 (D) x 308 (H) mm|
Centre vice, Jig, AC adapter, power cable, USB cable, CD-ROM etc.