Textile manufacturers looking for information on how to match laser cutting technology to their application requirements may now download the Spartanics Laser Cutting Technical Guide in English, French, German and Spanish at www.spartanics.com. Part I covers laser cutting vs. tool-based die cutting systems, quality and soft marking standards and cutting speed vs. web speed. Part II includes information on systems integration and components, production output and suggested methods for sourcing laser cutting technology. Spartanics, headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Ill., with offices in Europe, manufactures technology for both tool-free (laser based), steel rule die and hard tool cutting systems. A mailed copy of the guide can also be obtained; e-mail LaserCutting@spartanics.com.