DGShape Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Roland DG Corporation. has announced the release of the LD-300 laser decorator.
According to Hiroshi Oe, global product manager for 3D Products at DGShape: ‘The LD-300 is the next generation of DGShape’s laser decorator technology. It is larger and more robust platform can produce all the previous applications of the revolutionary LD-80 laser decorator, while also adding the capability of foil decoration on large items. We are also very proud to announce that LD-300 can imprint directly on to natural leather!’
The LD-300 laser decorator goes beyond foil decoration on soft plastics to include larger three-dimensional items and direct imprinting on natural leather. The design of LD-300 allows personalisation of small or large objects without sacrificing quality. The working area of LD-300 is approximately 305 x 230 mm and can accommodate objects up to 50 mm in thickness. The bed can be removed for even larger items up to 200 mm, such as handbags and product packaging. The LD-300 can produce stunning graphics and crisp text using bundled MetazaStudio software.
Hiroshi continued, ‘The LD-300 is a Class 1 laser product. The shielded front cover and completely enclosed frame are perfect for retail environments where safety is a primary concern. Unlike laser engraving technologies that tend to burn the surface of leather during processing, the LD-300 requires no ventilation and leaves no debris during the decorating process. Setup is simple and intuitive, with easy to use software features for complete control of the decoration workflow.’
The LD-300 will be released in select markets: Japan and Australia in early December, US and Europe in Q1 of 2020. Wide release is expected in Q2 of 2020.