Daco DF350SRD Semi-Rotary Die Cutter

The Daco DF350SRD is a compact modular semi-rotary die cutter that has a variety of uses. The DF350SRD can be used for die-cutting labels from a wide range of inkjet and toner-based digital label presses and can also produce short-run plain labels cost-effectively for desktop digital printers.

Daco DF350SRD semi-rotary die cutter for the finishing digital labels with auto set slitting


The Daco DF250SRD is a compact, versatile semi-rotary die cutter / converting line for digital labels, semi-rotary for short runs and full rotary for high-speed, longer runs. The machine is the ideal companion to finish labels from digital presses, including inkjet and toner-based systems.

The Daco DF350SRD has seen a major upgrade to both its mechanics and software recently and now has an increased maximum production speed of 80m/min (262 ft/minute). This, coupled with the ability to easily remove the 22” magnetic die cylinder and replace it with our standard full rotary dies, allows the die-cutting of labels to a maximum speed of 175m/min (575 ft/minute) in register.

The DF350SRD utilises the latest in servo drive technology and, with software written by Daco, allows for quick and easy setup. With the environment and paper costs in mind, the print-to-die register is accomplished with the use of the minimal substrate.

The flexibility of the DF350SRD platform enables a converting line to be configured for most digital finishing applications. The platform also allows for fitting an inkjet module, allowing for labels to be printed and finished in one pass. As standard, the machine is prepared to accept laminating with or without a carrier, so if your requirements change in the future, laminating can be easily added.

The DF350SRD is the cost-effective solution to the finishing of digitally pre-printed webs from machines such as the Trojan T2, Afinia x350, i-Jet2800, Duraflex-based printers and other Memjet-based machines.

If varnishing or spot varnish is required the Daco DF350SR should be considered.

Daco DF350SRD Semi-Rotary Die Cutter

Standard Features

Web Width

  • Maximum web width: 350mm (13.75″)
  • Minimum web width: 200mm (8″)


  • Maximum unwind diameter: 600mm (23.6″).
  • 76mm (3″) diameter air shaft.
  • Merobel electromagnetic particle brake.
  • End of roll function – The user can program the roll end diameter – slowdown and/or stop – The system does not use any roll followers or external sensors that can be damaged at roll changes. The diameter is programmed from the touch screen operator interface.
  • Web up – the operator can, at the touch of a button on the touch screen operator interface, release the unwind brake to allow for easier webbing up of the machine.

BST Electronic Web guide

  • Ultrasonic sensor – enables guiding of opaque and clear materials.
  • Adjustable web guide sensor.
  • +/- 25mm (1″) correction.
  • Integral splice table with pneumatic interlocked web clamps.
  • Tape dispenser for splicing

Servo Driven Semi-rotary Die Cutting Station

  • Die-cut to register servo drive system – with an accuracy of 0.25mm (0.010″).
  • 176T (22″) magnetic die cylinder for semi-rotary applications.
  • Semi-rotary cutter repeat lengths: 50-457mm (2″-18″).
  • Full rotary cutter repeat lengths: 203-558mm (8″-22″).
  • Through hardened anvil – 120T – 15″ repeat.
  • Precision ground 20mm (0.78″) thick die plates.
  • Gearing – 1/8 cp, 20-degree pressure angle.
  • Lateral die adjustment.
  • Fully adjustable driven capstan roller.
  • Matrix / Waste Rewind – 600mm (23.6″) diameter.
  • Servo-driven waste/matrix rewind with a 76mm (3″) air mandrel.

Draw Head

  • Pneumatically operated silicone nip roller against a driven draw roller.
  • The silicone nip roller does not allow labels to attach themselves to it, reducing downtime.
  • Fully adjustable via a regulator and gauge.
  • On / off feature to allow for easy webbing up of the machine.
  • Interlocked so that the machine can not be started with the nip roller off.


  • 3 rotary scissor slitting knives (shear knife).
  • Minimum slit width: 13mm (0.51″).
  • Lateral knife adjustment: +/- 8mm (0.31″).
  • Removable interlocked cutter guard.
  • Dual knife box configuration to allow razor slitting to be fitted.

Product Rewind

  • 1 Product rewind
  • Max rewind diameter: 600mm (23.6″).
  • 76mm (3″) diameter air shaft.
  • Servo driven.
  • Automatic taper tension control.

Count Facility

  • Labels
  • Linear – metres & feet

Colour touch screen HMI operator interface

  • Highlights machine status, error messages and warnings
  • Counting options
  • Tension settings
  • Job storage allows for easy & quick job setups – 100 jobs

Maximum Web Speed

  • Semi-rotary 80m/minute (262 feet/minute) – dependent on plate size
  • Full rotary 175m/minute (575 feet/minute) – dependent on material

Modem connection for machine diagnostics & software upgrades
Run Hour Meter
Solid construction – built on a 3mm (0.118″) cabinet with a precision ground steel 16mm (0.62″) main plate.

Conforms to CE regulations and all circuits use dual channel safety switches, which are continuously monitored using a certified safety relay.

Optional Equipment

Laminating station – self wound laminate – with electromagnetic brake and automatic taper tension control.
Laminating station – laminate with a carrier – carrier rewind.
Laminating silencer.
Kocher & Beck GapMaster adjustable clearance anvil & oil lubrication.
Daco DBS250-ES back scorer easy set back scorer enables edge trim to be wound with the waste matrix.
RotoMetrics Hydra Jacks – die pressure gauges for accurate setting and monitoring of die pressure settings.
Razor slitting – 3 knives with lateral knife adjustment +/- 8mm (0.31″) – Minimum slit width 10mm (0.39″).
Magnetic die cylinders for full rotary applications.
Upgrade the 176T magnetic semi-rotary die cylinder to a RotoMetrics MaxLyte.
Range of rewind air mandrels – 25 to 76mm (1 to 3″).
Second 600mm (23.6″) product rewind
Foot pedal to jog the machine.
Daco RL400 roll / die lifter with die lift cradle – makes loading of the rotary die safe and simple.
Module for the addition of a inkjet printing system.
Additional rotary / razor slitting knives.

Video / Gallery

Daco DF350SRD Semi-Rotary Die Cutter
Daco DF350SRD semi rotary label finisher
Daco DF350SRD digital label finishing
Daco DF350SRD semi-rotary die cutter for the finishing digitally printed labels with a Kocher & Beck adjustable anvil system
Daco DF350SRD semi-rotary die cutter for the finishing digital labels with auto set slitting
Daco auto set slitting for semi-rotary die cutter for digital label print finishing
Daco semi-rotary die cutter fitted with a Kocher & Beck GapMaster adjustable anvil system
Dacp DBS350-ES back scorer

Product Documents

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