Liquid laminators can coat media up to 0.25-in. thick
Coast Graphic Supply has introduced its
new 2600 and 6600 Liquid Laminator
systems. Designed to laminate a wide
range of materials from vinyl banners
to fine-art canvas, the machines apply
a layer of water-based coating onto
flexible substrates up to 0.25-in. thick.
Compatible with solvent, mild-solvent,
UV-curable, and specific aqueous pigment-
based inks, the water-based coating
offers a 10-yr outdoor UV protection
when used with solvent inks and up to
5-yr with pigmented or UV-cured inks.
With a top speed of 2.5 ft/min, the
26-in. 2600 model is typically used
for photographic prints or small giclee
prints; the 66-in. 6600 model can be
used for large-format banners, canvas,
and vehicle graphics. In addition, the
2600 and 6600 will perfectly coat one
side, without leaving coating on the back
surface"?important for photo prints.
The laminators also feature a height
adjustment, an adjustable Doctor Blade
to ensure consistent coating width, and
a tilt-out stainless steel Kwik-Kleen coating
reservoir that can be quickly drained
and cleaned. The system is meant to be
modular, allowing the 6600 laminator to
be married to a take-up reel and a rollto-
roll device (both still in development)
with infrared or UV-curing units.
The standard 2600 coater is a tabletop
unit; an optional floorstand is available.
The 6600 comes standard with a stand.
Price: 2600, tbd; 6600, $6795.
COAST GRAPHIC SUPPLY