A sourcelist of manufacturers and/or exclusive distributors of large-format laminators for use with
Does your company need a laminator? Before you buy one, decide just what it is you need. One that mounts, laminates, and/or encapsulates? Hot or cold rollers? Pressure-sensitive or thermal lamination? For thick or thin substrates? Occasional or production-level use? This listing offers a sampling of manufacturers and/or exclusive distributors of large-format laminators for use with digital prints.
Advanced Greig Laminators (AGL)
Features several pressure-sensitive and thermal wide-format laminators from 42 to 79 in. wide, and also offers custom rollfed and flatbed laminators up to 110 in. The company's latest product is the AGL 8000 series, which accommodates 79-in. thermal and pressure-sensitive materials: the AGL 8000C is for cold lamination and mounting; the 8000T has a top-heated nip roller for use with thermal film and pressure-sensitive overlaminates; the 8000S and 8000R can apply thermal or cold films, mounting adhesives, and vinyl transfer.
Sells Advan-Tac wide-format laminators with dual heat, top heat, or cold only. The 1650 series laminators are 65 in. wide and offer lamination speeds up to 16 ft/min; the 1050 series laminators are 42 in. wide.
Sells two 63-in. laminators that accommodate media up to 1 in. thick. The Orasign 1600EH is a hot and cold laminator; the Orasign 1600EC is a cold laminator.
All Graphics Supplies & Signmaking Systems
Sells the LM-56 LiquiLam 56-in. laminator, which uses water-based UV liquid laminates. For use on solvent inkjet graphics, thermal ribbon prints, and fine-art images.
Allen Datagraph Systems, Inc.
The Allen DFS (Digital Finishing System) laminates, digitally die cuts, weeds, slits, and rerolls printed or blank labels or decals. Will process media up to 16 in. wide and 250 ft long.
Banner American Products
Features a variety of laminators"?one-sided, two-sided, and pouch models. The Foliant series of one-sided thermal laminators offers widths up to 27.5 in. with speeds up to 40 ft/min, and is recommended for book and magazine covers as well as brochures. The Entry 4500 offers top and bottom heat, 45-in. media width, mounting thicknesses up to 0.25 in., and a speed of up to 5 ft/min. The industrial-grade Finisher 4300 offers heated rollers, a 43-in. width, and speeds up to 20 ft/min. Other laminators include the Easy Lam, MightyLam 2700, and the Finisher 4300.
The BeDigital Oscar laminator launches at Viscom Paris in September. It features two hot and two cold rollers, accommodates media up to 62 in. wide, 1.18 in. (30 mm) thick, and reaches speeds of up to 26 ft/min. Oscar is designed for high-quality adhesive coating, panel mounting, laminating, and encapsulating.
Features motorized and hand-operated wide-format laminators. Its new 44-in. CodaPro line includes: The CodaPro 44 HE (heat encapsulation with top and bottom heated rollers), the CodaPro 44 HA (top heated), and the CodaPro 44 PS (cold lamination). All can operate at speeds up to 20 ft/min.
The CodaPro 64 high-production laminator line features two heated rollers that encapsulate, laminate, and mount using thermal or pressure-sensitive adhesives and laminates. At 64 in. wide, the CodaPro 64 can accommodate media up to 1.5 in. thick; it works at speeds up to 15 ft/min.
Offers the AppliPhase line of hot and cold laminators, which feature variable speeds, adjustable nip roll pressure, and adjustable tension controls. The squeeze roll applicators allow the laminator to operate at high speeds. Contech also custom designs and engineers laminators to customer specifications.
Produces many wide-format laminators that mount, encapsulate, and laminate. Its Expression series includes the Professional 42-in., 44-in. Twin (two sets of rollers"?two heated on top and one heated roller on bottom), and the 62-in. wide-format laminators.
The System 2760 is an on-demand, short-run laminating system; one-sided, it accommodates 27-in. wide media and offers speeds of up to 60 ft/min. D&K also sells the System 3210 one-sided laminator, which can be used with 56-in. media and has speeds up to 100 ft/min.
Makes several laminating systems. The Maxit Adhesive System is designed for mounting presentations and inkjet prints; it uses adhesive bars that melt and will coat widths up to 55 in. The Quickmount III uses cold laminates and is available in widths up to 54 in. The Rollataq motorized laminator (up to 36.5 in. wide) applies a liquid repostionable adhesive to mount prints. The EZ Glide Applicator protects wide-format prints (up to 55 in. wide) with a liquid laminate.
Offers more than 20 models of large-format laminators"?cold, hot, two-sided, liquid, and encapsulation"?from 25 to 126 in. wide and up to 0.98 in. thick.
Manufactures Protac 27 and 32 pressure-sensitive roller laminators, which offer speeds up to 15 ft/min for substrates up to 1.25 in. thick.
Features six cold laminators that accommodate media 63 to 78.7 in. wide and up to 0.59 in. thick.
This Australian company manufactures many large-format laminators. Thermal laminators include the Compact and Centaur in sizes up to 40 in. wide; and the EMSeal in widths up to 54 in. Pressure-sensitive machines include the Applikator 2R and 4R Plus in sizes up to 53.5 and 56 in.; and the Makrolam 1650 and 2R 1650. Multi-purpose (hot and cold) laminators include the Triseal, which handles media up to 54 in. wide and 0.5 in. thick, and the Makrolam HC.
Makes an assortment of lamination equipment"? both thermal and pressure-sensitive"? that offer widths up to 80 in. and are able to laminate materials as wide as 0.75 in. GBC's product lines include Spartan, Catena, Talon, Arctic Titan, Orca, and Falcon.
Canadian manufacturer of TCC2700, a 27-in. pouch laminator.
A sister company of GBC, Ibico sells wide-format laminators such as the 31-in. Patriot 27HS (with infrared heating), 25-in. Patriot 25HC, 40-in. Patriot 38HC, and the 61-in. Patriot 62C.
Produces the Supra Coater 3300, LR3200, and LR1600 liquid laminators, which have lamination widths from5.25 to 10.8 ft and speeds up to 68 sq ft/min.
Manufactures LamiGorilla and LamiMonkey laminators. LamiGorilla offers heated, low-heat, pressure-sensitive, and liquid lamination models up to 62 in. wide and maximum thicknesses of 1.2 in. The LamiMonkey laminates up to 28 in. wide and speeds up to 112 in./min.
Offers a wide variety of laminators. Ledco's Digital 42, 44, and 60 Laminators will laminate (one or two sides), encapsulate, mount (with heat-activated dry mount or cold, pressure- sensitive adhesives) or mount and laminate in one pass; Signmaster 44-in. laminator applies pressure-sensitive material, mounting, and laminates; and the HD 38/60 industrial laminators feature variable speed-control with speeds up to 35 ft/min.
The LexJet 2700C is a pressure-sensitive cold laminating machine for laminating and mounting. It accommodates media up to 27 in. wide and 0.5 in. thick.
Neolt S. p. A.
Manufactures NeoLam laminators with widths from 43 to 81 in. and media thicknesses from 30 to 50 mm. The C series features cold lamination; S series has an upper heated roller; its M, H, and Dual F series laminators offer two heated rollers.
Makes the Accutech liquid lamination system, which automatically coats, protects, and texturizes digital and photographic images with water-based lacquer. Its latest system, the ACCU-CURE 72X UV, handles media up to 72 x 96 in. with speeds up to 90 ft/min, using a UV Dryer for fast curing.
Produces several liquid laminators. The company's Rollacoat rollfed and sheetfed systems range from 36 in. to more than 16 ft and include infrared dryers. Optima also offers the Super Shot Atomizer, a refillable, hand-held laminator.
Professional Laminating Systems
The PL series of wide-format laminators feature widths up to 60 in. and lamination thicknesses of up to 1.25 in., as well as hot and cold lamination, or mounting, and speeds up to 18 ft/min.
Sells the Star series of 44 and 64-in. laminators, which come in double-heated rollers, a single-heated roller, and cold only; they accommodate media up to 2 in. thick and reach speeds up to 15 ft/min.
Royal Sovereign International
Makes a variety of hot and cold wide-format laminators. The RSS Hot-Shoe and RSR Rolling-Shoe laminators are designed for hot and cold lamination, mounting, and encapsulation, and offer widths from 27 to 41 in.; the RSH Hot-Roller series offers widths from 41 to 65 in.; and the Cold-Roll Laminator offers pressure-sensitive lamination for images up to 65 in.
Seal Graphics Americas
Manufactures hot, cold, and pouch wide-format laminators. The latest product is the SEAL 80 Pro laminator, which features top-and bottom-heated rollers for both pressure-sensitive and heat-activated applications, handling media up to 80 in. wide, and offering speeds up to 20 ft/min. Other laminators include the ProSeal 44 pouch laminator, Seal EP42, the Ultra series, the Image 62 Plus and 600md, and the Seal 62 Pro.
Makes the Spectra Pro hot and cold laminators, available in 42, 55, 62, and 80-in. widths (smaller-format machines are upgradeable). The laminators feature laminating speeds up to 15 ft/min and accommodate media up to 1 in. thick.
Produces a wide array of laminators. Models include the 27-in. ARL 2700 and CSL; the MRL 42-in; the CRL 40 and 42 Plus; and the 61-in. wide Image 62 Plus.
A Brady Worldwide business, Varitronic carries two large-format cold laminators: ProFinish, for images up to 24 in. wide; and the ProFinish XL, for graphics up to 42 in. in width.
Manufactures F30, F38, and the W56 laminators. The W56 accommodates media up to 54 in. wide, will laminate graphics up to 2.5 in. thick, and reaches speeds up to 172 ft/min.
Makes the Xyron 4400 wide-format cold laminator, which laminates graphics up to 44 in. wide and 3/16 in. thick.