A: There are 3 forms of cutting that are available on label finishers. Laser / Dye / Knife.
Laser is very expensive but super fast. It needs extraction but does have a place in the market.
Dye uses a magnetic cylinder and the metal dye is made in the shape of your label so you can mass cut. There are semi rotary and full rotary versions avaialble. This is the most common way blank and printed labels are produced on mass. If you have large volumes of the same shape label or many variations of artwork but on the same shape label then a dye based finisher might be for you.
Knife finishing is a lot slower than the above but there are no setup costs and you can be cutting within minutes of even knowing the shape you want. No need to purchase dies! if you need to produce short run labels in many shapes and sizes then look at knife cutting.
We can guide you through the above if needed as it’s not always clear. We can show you the solutions and how they might work for your workload.