Catalyst Laser Label Marking Systems
Produces most durable custom labels and tags.
The new Catalyst Laser Marking Systems produce asset tags, barcode/QR
code labels, serial tags, warning labels, instruction panels, and many
other industrial labels that must withstand rough environmental
conditions for many years.
They combine printing onto highly durable, pre-laminated label
substrates with a built-in Digital Die-Cutting™ system for producing
labels of any shape or size. As no add-on filtration or fume extraction
equipment is required, these laser-marking label printers reduce the
initial equipment and ongoing maintenance costs.
Innovative imaging and cutting technology
The Catalyst - available in three versions with different output
speeds - uses a patent-pending, bundle package of fiber-coupled laser
diodes that laser-images onto a laser film. This laser film (CLF),
developed and manufactured by Schreiner, is an unique pre-laminated
material that is very resistant to environmental damage and degradation
from chemicals, blowing sand and other abrasion.
During the phase-change process that makes the image appear
underneath the clear, protective laminate the laser generates no smoke
or fumes. Other laser marking systems use the laser to cut out the
label's shape and size, but create smoke and fumes. The Catalyst, by
contrast, uses an X/Y knife blade plotter that cuts through the CLF
material resulting in zero smoke or fumes with no need for filtration or
noisy smoke extraction.
Easy to use, oparate and maintain
Catalyst Laser Marking Systems are fast and easy to setup and operate
with their self-installing driver and PrintHub™ for Windows. The label
design and printing software BarTender® UltraLite is included, upgrade
versions for additional features like databases such as SAP®, Oracle®
and other ERP integrations are available as well. Wired USB 2.0 and
Ethernet connectivity are standard.
Maintenance is limited mostly to keeping the machine’s interior
clear of dust generated during the digital die-cutting process. Laser
diodes and fiber-optic couplers have a long life and are replaceable if
Three models are available:
Catalyst V2e - entry-level replacement for thermal transfer printers
Catalyst V4e - twice the speed of the V2e model
Catalyst V8e - twice the speed of the V4e model, with throughput speeds and print quality that rival machines costing up to 10x more