DC330 Semi-rotary

DC330 Semi-rotary Label Finishing

GM’s DC series has been in the market for the past 15 years. All DC’s are prepared for both offline and inline operation with a digital press. The inline interface includes remote start, stop and pause of the digital press from the DC’s touch screen. The lines come with a number of options; laser die cutting, hot and cold stamping, screen printing, automatic knife box, 100% inspection, web-to-sheet mode (conveyers) and more. As standard, the machine operates in blank label mode, full rotary mode, semi-rotary mode and re-register mode for digital finishing.



As digital label printing continues to grow, label-printing houses are realizing the need for all-inclusive digital printing systems that provide value-added features for producing fully finished labels. The DC330 from Grafisk Maskinfabrik offers the ideal solution. A complete converting and finishing unit, this product was specially created for use with digital printing presses. The DC330 can be set up as an in-line extension to a digital label printing system, allowing the web to continue directly into the converter from the digital press. It can also be used as an off-line converting and finishing unit for jobs from other digital presses or conventional presses. It can even function as a printing press for specialized value-added solutions.

The DC330 can be equipped with job-automation and configured to work with industry standards (ESKO, CERM, LabelTrax, XML, SQL). Job data can be stored in the machine and re-called with a bar-code reader. 

The GM DC330 integrates the most advanced converting and finishing techniques available today. When used together with the a digital label press, this innovative unit gives professional label printers a complete and versatile solution for high-volume digital printing. 

Modular platform for added flexibility
Customizable to fit your needs, depending upon the specific application

Precision cutting to reduce waste
Print-to-cut registration in just one rotation no station; no station movement or mechanical setup required; semi and full-rotary die cutting

Speed and versatility
Adjustable repeat lengths from 2” - 21”; line speeds up to 50 meters per minute

Varnish finishing options
UV flexo varnish station with registration; SUPERgloss varnish capabilities

Servo-driven web tension control
Ensures accurate processing over a wide range of substrates

Fully customizable and upgradeable
Multiple options available to customize your system

Easy web access and maintenance
Cantilevered design


  • Laser die cutting unit
  • Automatic knife box that sets the knifes in seconds.
  • Buffer for inline operation 48 meters of storage.
  • Peel and reveal (multi layer labels)
  • RL14 roll lifter
  • Lamination station
  • Spot varnish (Servo registration system for spot varnish / glue / cold foil including roller)
  • Sleeve 9 – 19” for Flexo station
  • Splice table
  • Back scoring module (easy waste matrix pickup)
  • Waste compression roller
  • Extra rewind spindle
  • Ink pump
  • Hot air dryer (11.6 KW)
  • External 1000mm / 200kg jumbo unwind
  • Shear knife station with 3 knives, max. 16 (replaces crush knife station)
  • Extra Flexo varnish with UV system
  • Extra full-rotary die station (for die cut or embossing)
  • Extra semi-rotary die station (for die cut or embossing)
  • Flatbed hot foil station with foil saver
  • Corona treater
  • GapMaster PLUS
  • Conveyer system for sheet die cutting
  • Small external conveyer Stacker for conveyer
  • Screen printer
  • Sheet output module
  • Extra die station

The DC330 can be fitted with the ETV330/515 High Speed Sheeter to make "label sheets" - see a demonstration of this configuration here:

Another popular option is the laser die module. This offers "tool free" laser die cutting. Day to day delivery of digital printed labels. See an example here:


In register lamination unit for multi layer / peel and reveal labels. This module is a great value adding feature for the DC330. Multi-layer units sell at much higher prices compared to normal labels. The unit is a fraction of the size of a conventional solution with turn bars and cross over units. This is truly the optimal solution for digitally printed multilayer labels.


Specifications Metric Imperial
Web width 50 - 330 mm 2 - 13”
Substrate  50 - 200µm  
Die Station
Semi-rotary speed 50 m/min 164 ft/min
Full-rotary speed  72 m/min 236 ft/min
Die plate size (repeat) 50 - 558,8 mm 2 - 22”
Max. internal unwind Ø700 mm 27.6”
Max. single or dual shaft rewind Ø500 mm 19.7” 
Core diameter 76,2 or 152,4 mm 3 or 6”
Laser Die
Power  100, 150, 250 or 400W  
Laser Type Single head pulsed CO2  
Laser Spot Size 350 μm
Flexo Station
Print Cylinder size 228 - 482,6mm 9 - 19”
Spot varnish option
(digital sensor register control)
Slitting Station
Knife Type Pneumatic crush, shear or razor knife
Minimum distance crush 12,7 mm 0.5
Minimum distance shear  10 mm 0.4
Power/Air  3x400V+N+PE, 32A, 6 bar
Size (WxDxH) 4,0 x 1,3 x 1,7m 
Exhaust  Ø100mm, 800m3/h. Outside.