Toshiba and UPM Raflatac join forces to bring out a perfectly matched linerless printing experience

Press Release 11.3.2021 10:00 EET

Toshiba and UPM Raflatac are pleased to announce they have entered into a European-wide collaboration. By joining forces, the companies are creating a compelling linerless print solution with Toshiba’s latest linerless printer technology and UPM Raflatac’s high performance linerless OptiCut™ label portfolio.


Through this collaboration, Toshiba and UPM Raflatac will provide a ready-to-use solution for linerless printing. Their customers can now take advantage of the tested and approved combination of Toshiba’s BV420D-GL linerless printer and UPM Raflatac’s OptiCut linerless label material to have a perfectly matched printing experience.

With e-commerce being one of the fastest-growing sectors, the need for efficient and reliable processes to ensure all shipments are labeled correctly is increasing. The Toshiba-UPM Raflatac collaboration brings together deep technological know-how and expertise that support clients by creating sophisticated print applications for them.

“E-commerce business is requesting flexible, efficient and sustainable solutions,” says Angel de Juan, General Manager, Auto ID Europe. “By partnering with UPM Raflatac we are able to offer our European customers a global linerless portfolio which is a perfect match with our newly launched linerless printer.”

“We have designed our OptiCut linerless label material range to meet the strictest efficiency requirements. It delivers clean cutting performance on the printer and an excellent adhesion on the package. Our OptiCut label materials and Toshiba linerless printers together have been proven to provide an excellent printing experience benefitting our clients,” says Jon Lenck, Director, New and Emerging Technologies, UPM Raflatac.

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About Toshiba Tec
Toshiba Tec Corporation is part of the Toshiba Group, active in various high-tech industrial sectors. Toshiba Tec Corporation is a leading provider of information technology products with many applications in industry, logistics, commerce, healthcare and services. With headquarters in Japan and over 80 subsidiaries worldwide, Toshiba Tec Corporation helps organisations transform the way they create, record, share, manage and display information.

Toshiba Tec Germany Imaging Systems GmbH is part of the globally operating Toshiba Tec Corporation. The product range includes printers and multifunctional systems and effective document management software solutions. Innovative digital signage solutions and label printers with a wide-range of industrial, logistics, trade healthcare and service sector applications round off the product range. Toshiba Tec Germany Imaging Systems GmbH's HQ is in Neuss, Germany, where European business activities are managed and coordinated.

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