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CS Labels Invests in State-of-the-art Laser Cutter

Posted in Press Releases by Alison Wileman on 11:31 July 07th, 2015
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The digital packaging leader continues its expansion plans with a Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM) laser cutter for printed labels, the first of its kind to be installed in the UK.

Media: Youtube video | Cutter image #1 | Cutter image #2 | MD Simon Smith

Willenhall, West Midlands, 6th July 2015 – CS Labels have invested in a brand new laser cutter, designed to speed up short print runs of printed labels by removing the need for a physical die which has to be manufactured to size.

This investment comes shortly after they announced their manufacturing facility expansion to include a high level BRC (British Retail Consortium) accredited zone for food labels and packaging, and the purchase of a six figure digital printing press, one of fastest digital presses in the world.

The cutter is the first of its kind from GM to be installed in the UK and its specification was commissioned by CS Labels. It was officially unveiled at the Xeikon Cafe event hosted at CS Labels Manufacturing Facility on 17th June which had over 80 label companies in attendance from all over Europe. It will be used to cut printed labels to any size and shape using its powerful laser, including very technical, decorative, perforated or metallic labels. It complements the traditional die-cutting that CS Labels currently offer.

MD Simon Smith said: “At CS Labels we are now making very good headway capturing the accounts of longer print runs as people make the switch from flexographic printing to digital. The market is changing rapidly. However, we still also focus on shorter runs, which are super-quick with digital and can also be great for promotional marketing campaigns to enhance your brand." 

 “We specified our special requirements as regards the laser cutter to GM and they came back with a very nice piece of machinery, designed to speed up the finishing  aspect for some of these shorter run label jobs. Efficiency is a large part of our growth plan, optimising the order-to-delivery lifecycle as much as we can for the  customer, but without compromising on quality in any way; the cutter assists this. It is a compliment to our new fast Xeikon CX-3 press (previously known as the  Cheetah). Set up times are extremely fast and the machine can also properly cut peel and reveal labels which are traditionally difficult to cut with a laser.”

 Uffe Neilson, Director of GM said: “The laser cutter is truly high end. Laser technology is advancing constantly and this model is scalable to match the requirements of CS  Labels as they continue to grow. This laser cutter works instantly, with no need for separate tooling; you just drop in a file or choose a pre-set template and you are  ready to go... seconds later you have accurate, attractively shaped printed labels.”


For all press enquiries please contact Alison Wileman, Interactive Marketer, alison@alisonwileman.co.uk tel: 07981 300531

About CS labels

CS Labels Ltd is a true world class leader for digital self-adhesive labels and packaging. The largest digital label printer in Europe using Xeikon technology, Award winning CS labels works with organisations of all sizes from large global FMCG, Pharmaceutical and Chemical companies to SME’s and start-up niche businesses in Food and Drink. Family owned and run since 1976, CS Labels employs 42 people and is based in Willenhall, West Midlands, United Kingdom.


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