Roland DGA Unveils Laser Foil Decorator

Compatible with a wide range of metalized and holographic foils.

Roland DGA has released the DGShape LD-80, which the company positions as the first-ever laser foil decorator. The laser decorator is designed for on-demand and short-run decoration without overheating the substrate. The LD-80 is engineered to add metallized, gloss, or holographic foil text, logos, and graphics to materials such as acrylic, ABS, and polycarbonate.

Measuring in at 11.3 x 15.1 x 12.2 in., the machine is compatible with standard wall outlets and can be transported to different locations and events for on-demand printing. With a 3.15 x 3.15-in. printable area, the LD-80 is designed to customize objects such as sunglasses, notebooks, luggage tags, cell phone covers, stationary, and cosmetic accessories.

Features include MetazaStudio Software, which allows vector graphics and text to be imported with a wide selection of fonts, font sizes, and spacing, and a full-cover design that houses the laser out of view. Roland reports the machine is compliant with the Class 1 international standard for machines equipped with laser devices; the unit stops automatically if the cover is opened during operation.

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