SEI Laser introduces PaperOne for digital finishing and converting
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Press release from the issuing company
PaperOne, developed in cooperation with HP, will be showcased at Drupa 2016 in the SEI Laser booth Hall 12 D23 and the HP booth in Hall 17
Curno, Italy - Distributed in North America by Matik, PaperOne is the latest generation of a new modular platform for digital finishing and converting, featuring laser technology. Developed by SEI Laser in close collaboration with HP Indigo, PaperOne can handle complex die-cutting and finishing of packaging, greeting cards, books, leaflets, posters, and envelopes, at maximum speeds, with top quality and extreme accuracy.
PaperOne can process up to 2,500 sheets per hour and has an automatic pallet loading and unloading system. Its fast, accurate feeder can handle sizes of up to 20.87 x 29.53 inches (53 x 75 cm), and thicknesses from 150 μm to 600 μm. It consistently die-cuts, micro-perforates, pierces, engraves and marks paper, corrugated board and adhesive-coated stocks as well as PP, BOPP and PET.
As a perfect match for the HP Indigo 10000, 12000 and 30000 Digital Presses, the advanced functionality of PaperOne will be demonstrated with an HP Indigo Digital Press in the HP booth (Hall 17) at Drupa 2016.
Saves setup time and costs
Of particular value to carton converters, PaperOne can be configured with three different wattage lasers, essentially doubling productivity and providing added redundancy and greater line speed.
PaperOne also addressed prior challenges involving creasing - effectively cutting and creasing the box in the right shape, ready for folding. This means creasing and folding can be done in-house in a simple, fast, and cost effective process.
With its clean cut feature - achieved with specially designed head and optical configurations - PaperOne is ideal for cutting small and intricate designs, for both paperboard packaging and decorative commercial print jobs. QR codes and barcodes allow for auto-setting and change of process on the fly.
"It's not enough to have a digital press to enter the digital business model," said Ettore Colico, Sales Executive, SEI Laser. "The full workflow must be digital from the PDF to shipment. PaperOne fits in perfectly with a cloud workflow, and there is no waiting time, supply costs, or transport costs."
More than a die-cutter
PaperOne was designed as a modular, multi-platform system, offering converters digital cutting as well as digital finishing, such as creasing and embossing. The creasing system can be set up offline, maximizing uptime of the machine. In addition, SEI Laser has designed a system that allows converters to make their own die plates.
According to Colico: "The primary advantages of PaperOne are its higher speeds, much higher throughput, and lower cost consumables, and that it enables converters to bring the full manufacturing workflow in house."
Additional finishing capabilities are in development, including a soon-to-be-released varnishing module. More capabilities will be announced at Drupa.
PaperOne can be connected by conveyor directly to an HP Indigo Digital Press, so the sheets feed directly into the press. Sheets can either be pile-fed, or the two machines can be linked together. Automatic, loading, unloading, and auto-setting eliminate the need for an operator.
"We are very impressed with the innovation involved in the PaperOne system, and believe it is an excellent match with our customers' needs for quick, easy, and cost-effective setup," said Gershon Alon, WW Manager, Workflow Solutions and Partner Program at HP Indigo. "The innovative creasing feature that allows for onsite preparation of a low-cost creasing plate is towel-suited to short-run digital in general, and is a perfect match with the HP Indigo 10000 12000 and 30000 Digital Presses in particular."
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