US company Pacific Innovations has purchased and installed an Anytron any-cut III laser finishing system.

Pacific Innovations specialises in isopropyl alcohol and other industrial chemicals. It found itself struggling to keep up with production due to its chemical packaging process, so decided to overhaul its packaging service and brought label printing and finishing in-house.  Specifically, the any-cut III laser finishing system will help Pacific Innovations laminate and cut BS5609-compliant isopropyl alcohol labels and other chemical labels for its products.

Digital prints from Pacific Innovations’ label printer are put on the any-cut III to create cut to size labels. Having the ability to cut any shape and any size is noted as being especially important when there are a wide variety of short runs and custom stickers required. The laser finisher installed is equipped with inline lamination to protect the label materials from hazardous chemicals and allows Pacific Innovations to produce labels as they are needed.

Other options for any-cut III, which is available in 150W, 175W, and 250W models, include slitting, waste removal, and auto job change scanning.

Pacific Innovations’ Tom Januszewski commented, ‘Having the ability to print and die-cut our own labels gives us the ability to keep up with demand in real time.

‘We were ordering our isopropyl labels online before, and the lead times and lack of flexibility for roll labels had us researching how we could do this ourselves. Bringing in equipment to print all of our label designs and a digital label finishing machine like the any-cut III has really helped streamline our packaging process.’

Pacific Innovations acquired the system through Arrow Systems, whose sales manager, Davis Tiburzi, commented, ‘Pacific Innovations came to us looking for a way to cut labels printed on a SwissQ wide format printer. We normally prefer to pair the any-cut with our printers to control variables, but we were able to work with their team to integrate the laser into their existing process relatively seamlessly.

‘The any-cut III will allow Pacific Innovations to have more control over its packaging process moving forward.’