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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.


Daige
www.daige.com
Daige’s Solo Cold Laminator comes in 25-, 38-, 55-, and 65-in. widths and accommodates boards up to ½-in. thick. Features include top and bottom nip rollers covered with hard silicone, steel cores, automatic take up, spring-loaded top rollers, a print holder in front for printing long prints, and a heavy-duty motor. Also available is the EZ Glide Applicator, a non-electric tabletop liquid laminator in 48-, 55-, and 62-in. widths.

Demco
www.demco.com
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
www.drytac.com
Drytac’s AFC SmartCoaters aqueous flood coaters feature: TruSpeed Compensators, Dual Quick Disconnect Supply Tanks, and an optional secondary IR heater/fan unit; available in 63-, 86-, 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 roll laminators are designed for pressure-sensitive film; JetMounter is available in 26-, 34-, 44-, 54-, 55-, and 63-in. widths.

GBC
www.gbc.com
The 2064Ct wide-format laminator with heat-assisted top roller handles film up to 64-in. wide and 10-mil thick and can run at speeds up to 30 ft/min for roll-to-roll applications.
Other products in GBC’s line of laminators include: the 79-in. 2080WFt and the 61-in. 640t, top-heat laminators for pressure-sensitive films; the Catena (25- and 41-in. wide) and Arctic (40- and 61-in. wide) cold laminators; and the 31-in. Discovery 80, a heat shoe laminator that uses infrared technology. GBC also offers hot and cold machines such as the 31-in. 5031TS; the 64-in 2064WF; the Titan (43- and 61-in. wide); the 64-in. Falcon 3064WF; and the 64-in. Orca 4064WF.

Graphica Technologies
www.graphicatech.com
The Bondmaster series of large-format laminators includes thermal, cold, and hot/cold models in widths ranging from 38 to 62 in. All models offer single- and double-sided encapsulation.


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