Soft Signage


Laser cutting in the soft signage industry

Eurolaser offers CO₂ laser cutters configured especially for printed large-area textiles
Soft signage is a common term from the advertising industry and usually refers to digitally printed polyester or polyester blended fabrics. The challenge with cutting this special textile lies in the large format and high precision. Thanks to the laser processing, the edges are sealed directly during the cut and do not have to be processed additionally. Open software and interfaces also allow integration of eurolaser systems into existing production workflows. Overall, a high degree of automation can be achieved. Thanks to our software solution, contours that go beyond the processing area can also be cut – and all that completely edgeless.

What are the benefits of laser cutting in the area of soft signage?

  • Seamless cutting of large formats that extend beyond the processing area
  • Precise and true to contour cutting of printed materials through camera detection and fiducial marks
  • Perfect cut edges with no fraying – Sealing saves additional work steps
  • Simple machine operation and software control
  • Distortion-free cutting in every direction
  • Optimized for series production and 24/7 operation
  • Less cleaning effort due to reduced dust generation when cutting
  • Integration into existing production workflows possible

What additional benefits do eurolaser CO₂ laser cutters have for cutting printed textiles?

  • Acquisition and transmission of data from other system providers is no problem thanks to flexible software packages
  • Conveyor system for fully-automatic laser processing directly from the roll
  • Winding unit for winding up the already processed textiles
  • Unique choice of different tables sizes – suitable for many roll formats
  • Automatic edge control
  • Fiducial mark recognition via Optical camera recognition for laser cutting printed fabrics
  • Various marking options with Label Module, Ink Printer Module and Ink Marker Module.
  • Automated job recognition via QR code with JOBIDENT
  • Processing of very large formats thanks to seamless cutting continuation

Where are laser-cut soft signage products used?

n view of the many advantages that soft signage brings with it due to efficient digital printing and the lightweight polyester fabric, display manufacturers have discovered many different applications for themselves. The products are used both indoors and outdoors. Typical examples are beach flags, flags, banners and pennants. In addition, the advertising industry is a large customer, including advertising banners for construction fences or building advertising. If soft signage is combined with a tenter frame system, it can be used to produce signs and graphics for retail, reception areas, events and trade fairs or shop window displays. Installed in illuminated carriers, display solutions can be used for day / night operation.

Overall, soft signage is very versatile and has a dominant status in the display industry. In the future, solutions will also increasingly be offered in small series via web-on-demand.

For even more information please visit the manufacturer’s website.