SEI Laser introduces PaperOne for digital finishing and converting: PaperOne, developed in cooperation with HP and ManMat, will be showcased at Drupa 2016 in the SEI Laser in Hall 12 Stand D23 , HP in Hall 17and ManMat in Hall 10 Stand B10-2
PaperOne is the latest generation of a new modular platform for digital finishing and converting, featuring laser technology. Developed by SEI Laser in close collaboration with HP Indigo, PaperOne can handle complex die-cutting and finishing of packaging, greeting cards, books, leaflets, posters, and envelopes, at maximum speeds, with top quality and extreme accuracy.
PaperOne can process up to 2,500 sheets per hour and has an automatic pallet loading and unloading system. As a perfect match for the HP Indigo 10000, 12000 and 30000 Digital Presses, the advanced functionality of PaperOne will be demonstrated with an HP Indigo Digital Press in the HP booth (Hall 17) at Drupa 2016.
Saves setup time and costs
Of particular value to carton converters, PaperOne can be configured with three different wattage lasers, essentially doubling productivity and providing added redundancy and greater line speed.
PaperOne also addresses prior challenges involving creasing – effectively cutting and creasing the box in the right shape, ready for folding. This means creasing and folding can be done in-house in a simple, fast, and cost effective process.
With its clean cut feature, – achieved with specially designed head and optical configurations – PaperOne is ideal for cutting small and intricate designs, for both paperboard packaging and decorative commercial print jobs. QR codes and barcodes allow for auto-setting and change of process on the fly.
“It’s not enough to have a digital press to enter the digital business model,” said Ettore Colico, Sales Executive, SEI Laser. “The full workflow must be digital from the PDF to shipment. PaperOne fits in perfectly with a cloud workflow, and there is no waiting time, supply costs, or transport costs.”
More than a die-cutter
PaperOne was designed as a modular, multi-platform system, offering converters digital cutting as well as digital finishing, such as creasing and embossing. The creasing system can be set up offline, maximizing uptime of the machine.
In addition, SEI Laser has designed a system that allows converters to make their own die plates using the unique creasing matrix system ProCrease PaperOne developed specifically for PaperOne by ManMat.
According to Colico: “The primary advantages of PaperOne are its higher speeds, much higher throughput, and lower cost consumables, and that it enables converters to bring the full manufacturing workflow in house.”
PaperOne can be connected by conveyor directly to an HP Indigo Digital Press, so the sheets feed directly into the press. Sheets can either be pile-fed, or the two machines can be linked together. Automatic, loading, unloading, and auto-setting eliminate the need for an operator.