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Protecting Aesthetics

(July 2012) posted on Tue Jul 10, 2012

More than 30 sources of laminators to add the perfect finishing touch.


Artgrafix
www.artgrafix.com
The Polar line of cold laminators is available in 25- and 38-in. widths. Works with boards up to ½-in. thick, features hard rollers, silicon rubber rollers, and single-roll heat control.

Autobond
www.autobondlaminating.com
Autobond’s wide-format offerings include the thermal Mini, in widths ranging from 23 to 41 in.; the 30 x 41-in. Compact; the 30 x 41-in. Edgemaster 76 E encapsulator; and the 41-in. 105 CTP aqueous coater.

Banner American Products
www.banam.com
The MightyLam 2700HC laminating/mounting machine features heated rollers, release liner takeup, and an adjustable feed-table guide with hot and cold lamination and can accommodate digital and offset output up to 24-in. wide and ¼-in. thick. The standard 3-in. core adapters allow it to handle 1- and 3- in. core thermal films and 3-in. core pressure-sensitive films. The ValueLam 4500HC accommodates media up to 44-in. wide, and features hot and cold lamination with dual heated rollers.

Coda
www.codamount.com
The Codamount laminator is configurable as a pressure-sensitive, heat-assist, or thermal machine, in 26-, 34-, 44-, 54-, 64-in. widths. The Coda Cold-Mount System is a production machine available in widths from 14, 26, 34, 44, 54 in.; features include: automatic scrap rewind, operator adjustable tension control, self-locking 3-in. core supply and take-up mandrels, safety motor stops, two-inch roller gap, and precise roller and pressure adjustments. The Cold-Mount tabletop laminator units are also available as strictly tabletop units (same sizes).

Contech
www.contech-usa.com
The 3M-approved, variable speed Omega SRA comes in hot and cold models, with adjustable pressure and web-tension control. The Squeeze Roll Applicator is a heavy duty design applicator for applying vinyl down to hard substrates and extrusions.

D&K International
www.dkgroup.com
D&K offers hot, cold, and pocket laminators with media capacities up to 1-in. thick. The options in its wide-format Expression line include: the 62-in. Exp 62 Plus for both thermal and pressure-sensitive lamination; the 44-in. Exp 44 Twin for low-temperature laminating; the 42-in. Exp 42 Plus, a heavy duty laminator designed for laminating low-temp, thermal, and pressure sensitive films; and the 42-in. Exp 42 Pouch tabletop laminator.
The Exp 63 features an extra-wide chassis and a 62-in. working width. The Exp 65 is a cold laminator with an upper heated roller (up to 140 F); it can handle material up to 67-in. wide.


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