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Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:57 AM

Is there anyone out there using Co2 lasers to mark packaging with variable/static data? Would be interested to hear of others experiences relating to use, H&S, risk analysis, validation, issues etc.

We have just started to use this equipment to test laser markable coating on labels.



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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:01 AM

Is there anyone out there using Co2 lasers to mark packaging with variable/static data? Would be interested to hear of others experiences relating to use, H&S, risk analysis, validation, issues etc.

We have just started to use this equipment to test laser markable coating on labels.

I think you are at the forefront of technology there buddy, well in my prehistoric world anyway. Can you provide some information about co2 lasers e.g. what they are, what they do, where they are used etc. for a complete numpty?

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 12:08 PM

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Carbon Dioxide lasers (Co2) are replacing ink-jet printers as marking devices on high speed bottling/packaging lines. They are cleaner and more versatile.

They can either ablate (remove) ink to mark, etch materials i.e. glass or in our case we are coating labels with a varnish which turns black when lasered.


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Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:08 PM

Simon,

Carbon Dioxide lasers (Co2) are replacing ink-jet printers as marking devices on high speed bottling/packaging lines. They are cleaner and more versatile.

They can either ablate (remove) ink to mark, etch materials i.e. glass or in our case we are coating labels with a varnish which turns black when lasered.

Ian

Thanks for that Ian, interesting concept. Maybe nobody here is using it yet. Is it good? Expensive? What are the benefits over ink jet?

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 09:26 AM

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Lasers are relatively expensive, £20,000/25,000 at the outset but you don't have any consumables i.e. inks & solvents thereafter. There much cleaner too, only need a fume extractor on the head and they are much more versatile when it comes to print formatting.



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Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:30 PM

I'll have two then. :smile: At the moment the price is a bit restrictive but like you say it will pay for itself over time, especially if a lot of consumables are used.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:07 AM

Hello,

I think it's useful and profitable for companies? isnt it?

where can i find this machines with cheaper :D

We are using ink jet on films. this co2 lasers may be cheaper then ink jet.


How can i find this machine? can you help me?



thank you very much



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