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High-Speed Printing & Converting for Labels

Slow delivery times are frustrating and sometimes costly for your business. That's why The Cubbison Company is vigilant in its efforts to streamline operations and employ technology that will support your high-volume production needs with speed, precision, versatility, and affordability.

For labels, high-speed digital printing and converting is efficient, precise, versatile, and affordable.

Rather than moving rolled substrates of material from one piece of equipment to another for the purposes of printing, finishing, cutting, and other processes, your project can go from printed roll to finished product on one piece of equipment, the Delta Mod Crusader Converter. The streamlined process minimizes material waste, delays, and late deliveries, and it does so with the utmost precision and quality.

Converting processes can include one or several of the following finishing processes:

  • assembly
  • creasing
  • cutting
  • laminating
  • slitting

Creasing, or cuffing, becomes part of the converting process when you need to create a folded product. Common applications include conductive metal tapes, copper shields, and foam gaskets.

Cutting is useful in creating complex, custom shapes, comparable to products traditionally created by rotary die-cutting, flatbed die-cutting, and laser cutting. Common applications include buffers, gaskets, seals, and shielding.

Laminating combines two or more materials to improve the appearance, function, or strength of a product. Common applications include laminating an adhesive-backed liner to a substrate, laminating filters and seals, and securing tamper-prone materials. The converting process carries the laminated material through cutting, with no change in equipment. For you, this can result in cost savings and quicker delivery.

Slitting converts material into precisely specified sizes. It also contributes to a material's ability to withstand tight tolerances. Once slitting is complete, the product can be delivered to you in rolls, or it can move to a second or third step of production. Slitting is a common method of producing tapes and adhesives.

Assembly tops off the converting process. It is the final step of multi-step conversion projects. While you do not need to carry your project through to assembly, it can be a benefit since it will streamline the manufacturing process and reduce your in-house labor. Common applications include the assembly of electronic and medical devices. 

With high-speed digital printing and converting, your design options are limitless. Contact us to discuss you project needs. 

Read our blog to see how converting technology can decrease costs and accelerate delivery.

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Converting: Client Applications

The Cubbison Company uses converting to customize products for many clients. A few customized converting applications include:

  • custom-shaped polyester with selective liner slitting, used for a unique adhesive application
  • rolls of teflon-coated stock used for the automatic application of paint masking
  • VHB foam tape selectively cut to a carrier liner for gaskets

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High-Speed Printing Applications 

High-speed printing translates into lower costs and faster delivery times, with no quality tradeoff.

Common high-speed digital printing applications include: 

  • barcoding 
  • hologram labeling 
  • metalized labeling 
  • multi-laminates 
  • RFID 
  • shrink sleeve labels 
  • and more 

The HP 6K Digital Printing Press optimizes processes that contribute to faster printing and higher quality:

  • auto-correction of errors in real-time
  • autogenerated optimal printing sequence
  • automated cleaning cycle at the ink sites
  • inline spectrophotometer that provides industry-leading color matching
  • liquid electrophotographic (LEP) ink that dries upon contact to eliminate loss of image fidelity
  • precise printing placement algorithm

Read our blog for details about high-speed digital printing.