GT 360 SERIES – Digital finishing and embellishment solutions
The CARTES GT360 SERIES is an innovative series of modular label machines.
CARTES has actually developed a unique and innovative technology that allows obtaining the best results in terms of accuracy and productivity, both for short and long runs.
The technologies applied to the GT360 series machines make them considered one of the best option on the market, not only for the finishing but also for fulfilling complete high-value labels with the maximum economy.
In addition to the strength, the quality of the materials, and the high precision at every speed, the GT360 series offers to the label market new and exclusive features such as:
Speed and accuracy
Extreme modularity concept
Configurable with the following units:
Hot stamping – Silk-screen printing – Digital embellishment “JDS” – Metallic Doming – Embossing – Flexo Printing and varnishing – Flatbed die-cutting – Semi-rotary die-cutting(patented) – Laser die-cutting and converting (patented).
Also, available overlamination, label on label “LOL” in registration, cut off window system, double-sided adhesive tape applicator as well as other applications.
• Flat bed silk-screen printing with high speed, accuracy and the possibility of high-build effect.
• Braille printing and metallic doming (3D)
• Digital finishing for creating high build effects, metal doming, high build varnish and Braille effects
• Hot stamping and embossing, also simultaneously
• Hologram application
• Cut-off window system (DEPASTILLAGE)
• Label application in register (LABELS on LABELS) for creating multilevel effects with different materials
• Protective flexo coating
• Flexo printing
• Selfwound lamination system
• UV lamination system
• Semi-rotary die-cutting
• Cutting of small / large print runs and special processing by the laser unit
GEMINI SERIES – Laser die cutting digital finishing solutions
CARTES is the pioneer in the development of Laser Die Cutting Technology for Labels and has manufactured Laser Die Cutting Machines for over 20 years.
CARTES Laser Die Cutting Machines are offered with Single or Dual Laser Heads and can be configured with Flexo Printing and Varnishing – Digital Embellishment – “JDS”- Metallic Doming – Cold Foil – Lamination – Camera Inspection – Automatic Job Change Over System – Fully Automatic – Turret Rewinder.
The Gemini series represents the new frontier in digital converting: modularity, versatility, performance, high speed, waste minimization and the possibility to save all parameters for a quick re-call.
Configurable with the following units:
Flexo Printing and varnishing – Digital embellishment “JDS” Semi-rotary die-cutting (patented) – Single or dual Laser die-cutting (patented) with exclusive ILC – Invisible Laser Cutting – Turret rewinders.
JET D-SCREEN – digital embellishment
CARTES JET D-SCREEN digital unit allows you to create multi-layer effects such as spot coating, complex tactile raise effects, and braille printing as well as very detailed foil and metallic doming transferring. In just one step you can personalize and beautify labels, with no tooling costs, instantaneous start-up, and no material waste.
The CARTES research and development department, taking advantage of its many years of experience in traditional screen printing, has developed an innovative finishing technology that uses its own system which allows depositing a thicker layer previously impossible to achieve with Ink-Jet technologies.
The work of the operator has been simplified extensively, allowing the selection of options from already predefined settings as well as the choice of the material to be used, thus achieving immediate production in the JDS unit without waste.
Materials that are printed with the JDS system do not need to be varnished or treated before, these processes may distort the “texture” of the material.
The printing polymerization device consists of a hybrid LED/UV drying system that allows any type of material to be processed, even those most sensitive to temperature.
The JET D-SCREEN unit for digital Embellishment is the latest innovation in the wide range of CARTES developments. In a single step, it allows you to personalize and beautify labels, without tooling costs, with immediate start-up and without any waste of materials.
Modular, just as all CARTES technologies, it adapts to the requirements of Industry 4.0
• Until now, it has not been possible to achieve this level of Ink thickness with other Ink Jet Technology
• No tools required
• Immediate job change
• Material savings during start up
• Adapting the image to printing
• Immediate prior calculation of the necessary varnish contribution in the quote phase
• CARTES own technology
• Compatible with all materials, even natural ones and without special treatments for printing
• Fully designed to facilitate access to this technology even for small and medium-sized companies
• Extremely competitive cost
Invisible Laser die – cutting
The CARTES LASER DIE-CUTTING UNIT is the only existing on the market with an unlimited lifetime & Semi-sealed source that guarantees constant power and cutting quality, reducing to minimum management and maintenance costs. Thanks to the Radio Frequency Laser power control and “Cut on the fly” software the machine can achieve maximum performance as it is possible to process in a single cycle any shape die-cutting & cut through, micro-perforation, engraving, progressive and regressive numbering. All these jobs are digitally programmable in order to get products of the highest value in real-time.
Today, Laser converting technology is, without any doubt, the most versatile solution on the market, being available in SINGLE or DUAL versions, in 350 W, and it is suitable for paper & films. Management software with an option for automatic saving of production parameters. CARTES never ceases to amaze. Already “pioneers” in Laser technology application in the self-adhesive label market, CARTES has developed a new “solution” named: ILC® – INVISIBLE LASER CUTTING. It is now possible to die-cut dark printed labels avoiding the typical and unsightly “white edge”. Moreover, the same system prevents adhesive from overflowing out of die-cutting label edges (glue bleed). Thanks to the ILC® system there are no limits in processing materials with extremely thin liners (a few microns thick) including films, die-cutting, and stripping “impossible shapes” or even linerless materials like IML labels