Expanding and Improving
We introduced our first digital label finisher back in late 2014. The DLF-1000 was the beginning our extensive product range expansion. Two years later, we announced our second-generation Digital Label Finisher, the DLF-220L. The new model delivers the same on-demand production style as the DLF-1000, but with many other advancements.
A Simple and Functional Design
Once wheeled out from its transport crate, the DLF-220L is connected to power and to a PC via USB cable. The included iMark software reads EPS or AI files directly—without the need for complicated plug-ins and other virtual software. This direct control means that on-the-fly adjustment of the cutting position and knife pressure can be made at any time while a job is running.
Rather than using an OPOS sensor (as seen in the DLF-1000), the DLF-220L now uses an optical sensor—which is set farther back from the cutting area—making it less susceptible to dust and debris from the media. Media handling has also been greatly improved, thanks to the addition of extra guides and tensioners, which result in more precise cutting on every label and perfectly-wound rolls at the end. The improved media handling has even allowed us to cut labels up to 381mm in length, which is 20% longer than the DLF-1000.
The use of clutched motorised core holders, rather than the fiber brake pads, means servicing and mid-job adjustments are no longer a concern. Running long jobs without the need for human intervention is now a reality.
In-Line Printing and Finishing
After successfully delivering our second-generation knife-based digital label finisher, we now look forward to the introduction of our first laser digital label finisher, which we will be exhibiting at LabelExpo Europe later this year.