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(July 2011) posted on Thu Jul 07, 2011

More than 40 sources of laminators to protect and perfect print jobs.

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The Emblem EasyLam Junior II cold laminator from Dataplot is for media up to 55-in. wide and 1-in. thick. It also offers the EasyLam Avantgarde, a high-performance heat laminator capable of accepting media up to 62.9-in. wide.

The Demco Seal-Xtreme is a 27-in. hot and cold laminator with variable heat control and the ability to handle media up to 1/16-in. thick.

Drytac’s AFC aqueous flood coaters feature: TruSpeed Compensator, Dual Quick Disconnect Supply Tanks, and an optional secondary IR heater/fan unit; available in 63-, 75-, and 128-in. widths. All are compatible with most roll-to-roll solvent, eco-solvent, and pigmented inkjet printers and can protect inkjet graphics on vinyl, PSA, non-porous textiles, wet-strength wall coverings, canvas, and other flexible substrates; they can also function as flash-drying devices for hard-to-dry inks, the company reports.

The VersaCoater XL is a wide-format digitally controlled, high-speed liquid coating machine available in 60- or 80-in. widths. It can process speeds up to 110 ft/min and is designed to handle flexible or rigid cut sheets up to 3-in. thick, as well as roll-to-roll media (with optional adapter). Drytac’s JetMounter cold laminator is designed for pressure-sensitive film; JetMounter is available in 26-, 44-, 54-, and recently added 34-in. widths.

Hong Kong’s Eastsign offers its BU series of cold laminators, ranging in width from 25.5 to 80.3 in., with manual, auto-feeding, and electric models; a BU series of liquid laminators, ranging in width from 63 to 126 in.; and a BU series of thermal laminators, ranging in widths from 25.5 to 90.6 in. Also available is its FM Series of roll laminators, available in widths up to 41 in.

EMSeal Pty
The Australian manufacturer offers a line of thermal laminators, including the Compact (32 and 40 in.) and Centaur (31 and 40 in.), and the Emseal Thermal Laminator, available in 32-, 40-, and 54-in. widths. Also available: the Triseal multipurpose (hot and cold) laminators, which can handle media up to 0.5-in. thick and come in 32-, 40-, and 54-in. widths; and pressure-sensitive machines including the Applikator 2R and 4R Plus series (available in sizes up to 65 and 56 in., respectively) and the 65-in. heavy-duty Makrolam 2R 1650.