Roland DGA has announced the launch of the new DGSHAPE LD-300 laser decorator – a larger, more robust version of the company’s LD-80, the world’s first laser decorator, which was introduced in March of 2018.
In addition to featuring all the impressive capabilities of its predecessor, the next-generation LD-300 boasts an expanded 12” x 9” workspace that allows for precision foil decoration on larger three-dimensional items, plus the ability to imprint directly onto natural leather.
“The new LD-300 enables users to go far beyond the foil decoration of smaller, soft plastic objects,” said Jay Roberts, Roland DGA Product Manager, UV Printers and Personalization. “With its unique design, larger workspace, and leather imprinting capabilities, the LD-300 offers greater versatility and productivity. You can enhance and add value to a wider range of products, including cosmetic items, custom gifts, wallets, purses, and much more.”
The LD-300’s workspace makes it easy to decorate objects up to 1.9” thick with a variety of metallic and holographic foils. For larger items, the bed can be easily removed, allowing the LD-300 to accommodate handbags, product packaging, and other objects up to 11.8” in size. Compared to traditional hot-foil stamping methods and laser engraving technology, the LD-300 is less complicated, cleaner and safer to use. It’s also simple to set up and operate. Users can customize a wide variety of items in just a few easy steps –just place the object in the machine, add your chosen foil, and laser imprint your design via the included METAZA Studio Software.
“Our new LD-300 is a Class 1 laser product, so users can rest assured that it’s safe and reliable,” noted Roberts. “With its shielded front cover and completely enclosed frame, this device is perfect for use in retail environments. And, 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 operation.”