Catalyst® Laser Label Marking Systems

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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.

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 ever needed.

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