Laser Cutting & Laser Engraving Paper for Digital Printing

Laser Processing Printed Products

laser cutter for paper and cardboard

The production methods for printed products, including flyers, brochures, business cards and invitations, have continuously evolved over time. This is mostly because of the introduction of ‘mass production’ and its take-over from simple craftsmanship. Even though offset printing is used for large order volumes, digital printing for small / medium sized print runs is rapidly growing in many print and copy shops (5,000 pages per order)

The best part about digital printing is simple: each sheet of paper can be printed differently, customised to yours or your customer’s preferences. Mass production simply cannot achieve this. Combining digital printing with laser technology opens many new possibilities for paper finishing. Print-service providers can make a profit on even the smallest print-runs – so just imagine what the bigger ones could turn over!

Suitable Materials for Laser Processing

Materials that can be digitally printed:

  • Paper (paper finishing in all formats and strengths)
  • Acrylics
  • Plastics
  • MDF


Application Examples for Laser Processing in Digital Printing

Adding a Trotec laser system to a digital printing business can improve designs and help to produce high-quality products quicker and more consistently.

  • Advertising Materials
  • Brochures
  • Flyers
  • Packaging
  • Business Cards
  • Greeting cards
  • Invitations
  • Labels
  • Folding Boxes
  • Picture Books
  • Book Covers

“Why should I buy a laser for processing printing products?”

Because of the increased value of your printed products!

The combination of digital printing and laser processing can allow you to offer high-quality, finished products – it will be so much more than just one sheet of printed paper! Thanks to end-processing with laser technology, brand new business areas and opportunities can be brought into your shop. You can utilise a laser machine for business cards, flyers, brochures, packaging and labels… and make them perfect while you’re at it! This means you can sell your products at a much higher price than you may have before (if you offered these products), and really stand out against your competition.

Function & Advantages of Laser Technology:

Higher Value

  • Using a laser will make the printed products more personal and even customisable, so ultimately higher-quality
  • Increase the profitability for a print service provider
  • Paper finishing can be so much more than printing brochures and flyers

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Gain a broad product range for every requirement, depending on the volume of the order (we have flatbed systems, galvo laser cutters or automated systems)
  • Register mark recognition through JobControl Vision (flatbed systems) or SpeedMark Vision (Galvo laser) make the cuts perfect – even on pre-printed material!

Expand Your Product Portfolio

  • By making use of laser technology, a print service provider can offer many additional services to what they may have offered before
  • Profit will inevitably increase

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Our laser software, JobControl or SpeedMark, allow easy handling.
  • Our machines have an intelligent register mark recognition ability, which can help you achieve precise cutting and engraving results.

Stand Out

  • In the printing industry, there are many small print service providers, all of which have a similar product portfolio
  • With laser finishing, you can differentiate yourself from the competition while offering high-quality products

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Broad product range for every requirement, depending on the order volume (flatbed systems, galvo laser cutter or automated system)
  • Professional advice, support and servicing from Trotec experts

Fast Production, High Profitability

  • The industrial laser can be used to increase profitability – expensive cutting does will have no further requirement in your business
  • Quick set-up times mean shorter production and delivery times

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • GS1200 has automated paper finishing qualities
  • SpeedMark software makes it easy to import data, process graphics and generate bar codes

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