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Rapid Prototyping

  • Digital Print and Digital Blade Cut on PolycarbonateDigital Print and Digital Blade Cut on PolycarbonateLearn More

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    The pictured 10 color overlay was digitally printed on polycarbonate and digitally blade cut on our Zund digital cutter. This cutter does not char the edge like a laser and uses camera registration to hold +-.010 tolerances. MSI can typically turn these types of prototypes in 5-7 days or less with NO TOOLING CHARGES!
    10 @ $250.00 lot charge with a $50.00 setup. No tooling charge for prototypes.

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  • Digital Print on 2mil White Polyester - Gloss LaminateDigital Print on 2mil White Polyester with Gloss LaminateLearn More

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    The pictured overlay was digitally printed on a 2mil white polyester with a .001 gloss polyester laminate. Our customers used multiple colors in order to make the wiring diagram easier to understand. This type of product can typically be turned in 5 days.
    10 @ $200.00 lot charge with a $50.00 setup. No tooling.

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    Since MSI does the doming in house these types of prototypes can be turned in 5 days.
    10 @ $200.00 lot charge with a $50.00 setup. No tooling.

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    Hard to believe these parts were done as a prototype set with no tooling charges. Sub-surface screen printed on velvet polycarbonate and cut using our Zund digital blade cutter, this "Label Set" was turned in 5-7 days. The cutting tolerances and the print to cut tolerances are both +-.010. The cost was
    10 sets @ $350.00 lot charge with a $50.00 setup. NO TOOLING!

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  • Digital Print on 2mil White Polyester - Velvet LaminateDigital Print on 2mil White Polyester with Velvet LaminateLearn More

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    The Panera label was digitally printed on 2mil white polyester and digitally blade cut on our Zund digital cutter. The label was turned in 5 days and cost:
    10 @ $150.00 lot charge with a $50.00 setup. No tooling charge for prototypes.

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  • Screen Print - Custom TextureScreen Print with Custom Texture on PolycarbonateLearn More

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    This complex overlay was sub-surface screen printed on a gloss polycarbonate. Features include a custom texture around the LCD display and selective adhesive on the backside. The part was cut using our Zund digital blade cutter to avoid any charring that laser cutting would cause. This part was produced in 5-7 days at a cost of 10 @ $400.00 lot charge with a $50.00 setup. No tooling charge.

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    This simple overlay was sub-surfaced printed on a gloss polycarbonate with a custom texture around the display window. The part was manufactured in 5 days at a cost of 10 @ $300.00 lot charge with a $50.00 setup and no tooling charge. All of our prototypes are built to our standard production tolerances of +-.010.

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  • Screen print - Digital Blade CutScreen Print on Polycarbonate with Digital Blade CutLearn More

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    The outstanding feature on this overlay prototype is the precision cutting of +-.010 with our Zund digital blade cutter. The Zund has camera registration that allows for print to cut tolerances of +-.010 as well as cutting dimensions of +-.010. This part was sub-surface screen printed on velvet polycarbonate in 5-7 days at a cost of 10 @ $250.00 with a $50.00 setup charge and no tooling charge.

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Marking Systems, Inc. expertly produces low cost, production quality prototypes in1-2 weeks with 24-48 hours being possible. By combining screen/digital print with our incredible digital blade cutting technology MSI can deliver perfect prototypes faster than any other company in the label industry. These high quality overlays/labels will be produced to +-.010 tolerances. These prototypes are production quality.
MSI designs special prototype programs customized to your specific needs and requirements. Take a look at the video to see how MSI does it!

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Rapid Prototyping Highlights

Process
Printing
Laminating
Cutting
Version
Digital Print / Digital Cut
Screen Print/ Digital Cut
Screen Print / Digital Cut/Special Operations
Printing
Digital (Indigo)
Digital (Ink-jet)
Screen Print
Screen Printing Special Effects
Dead Front Printing
Transparent Windows
Fluorescent Colors
Nitrogen Cured UV Textured Hard Coat Clear
Metallic Inks/materials
Cutting
Digital "Blade" Cutting (No edge charring on light colored backgrounds)
Laser Cutting
Equipment
HP Indigo Digital Printer
Ink-Jet Large Format Digital Printer
Zund Digital Blade Cutter
Screen Printing
Laser Cutting
Colors
Pantone Color Matching System (PMS)
Federal Standards
Custom Color Matching
Color Matching
DataColor Color Matching Software
Spectrophotometer
± 1 delta-e (Color tolerance)
Materials
Polycarbonate
Polyester
Vinyl
Paper
FR Lexan
Formex
Tyvek
Tamper-evident
Polystyrene
Rigid Vinyl
Printing Process
Digital
Screen
Number of Colors
Unlimited
Thickness
Up to .125
Maximum Length
Unlimited (Digital), 46" (Screen)
Maximum Width
96" (Digital), 30" (Screen)
Print Quality
Up to 2400 DPI
Typical Applications
Graphic Overlays
Nameplates
Outdoor Decals and Logos
Thick Signage
Special Material
Prototype Lead Time
Typical: 1 to 2 weeks
Possible: 24 to 48 hours
Tolerance (+/-)
.010 in
Tighter Tolerances Possible
Inspection
Artwork
Screen
Printing
Laminating
Cutting
100% Final
Testing
Ink Adhesion Testing (Tape)
Additional Services
Doming
Art Services
Embossing
Thermoforming
Color Matching
Laminating
Back Scoring
Back Lit
Dead Front
Perforation
Kiss Cutting
Serialized Labels
Barcode Labels
2D Labels
Import Excel Spreadsheet
Kitting
Assembly
Production Volume
Prototype to Large Scale Runs
Typical Lead Time
2 to 3 weeks
Rush Services Available

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Telecommunications
Defense
Electrical
Medical
Industrial
Oil & Gas
Test & Measurement
Promotion
Intended Applications
Decorative Nameplates and Overlays
UL/CSA Labels
Insulators
Informational Labels (Warning/caution)
Signs
Displays
Banners
Industry Standards
ISO 9001:2008
G7 Color Matching Certified
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Efficiency
Electronic Data Exchange (EDI)
Documentation
First Article Inspection (FAI)
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
Certificates of Conformance (CoC)
Graphics File Formats
Adobe Illustrator (AI)
Adobe Photoshop (PS)
Adobe InDesign (ID)
Dimensions / Dies File Formats
AutoCAD (DWG, DXF)
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