Completing Print-and-Cut Applications with Your Laser

Keira Lee GCC America sales marketing

Keira Lee, who is a senior product marketing specialist from the GCC marketing department, digs out the needs and wants of the market and binds the product strategy to the tactics to drive success in sales and marketing. For more information, visit www.gccworld.com.  

Print-and-cut applications have become more and more popular in the market. To do the print-and-cut applications, you need a laser with a CCD camera for cutting after printing. If your budget is limited, the use of jigs can be helpful to handle positioning issues. Besides that, choose a proper wattage for the laser according to the material you often use. To cut or engrave thin materials, like sheet paper or thin acrylic, a low wattage 30W or lower is enough; if thick materials like wood are used, a high wattage of 40W or higher will be required. Lastly, the workable area is one thing you need to look over. You may want to match the working area of a printer with that of a laser engraver so that a laser engraver can work on the printed substrate as well as to optimize the utility of the space to accommodate two pieces of equipment.

—Keira Lee, GCC

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