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Large-Format Laminators

(August 2004) posted on Mon Aug 30, 2004

A sourcelist of manufacturers and/or exclusive distributors of large-format laminators for use with

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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.

Advantage Distribution

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.