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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.

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Professional Laminating Systems
PLS offers the 27-in. PL227HP and the 38-in. PL238WF, which can laminate substrates up to ¼-in. thick. The 44-in. PL244WF thermal laminator can accept media up to 3/16-in. thick and features variable speed control, 12-in. diameter roll capacity, digital temperature readout, and more.

Its Quality 64TLX is a 62-in. top-heated mounting/laminating machine with a top roller for thermal lamination and a bottom roller that can be used for self-adhesive films. Features a photoelectric nip protection circuit; removable front and rear tables; and auto and foot pedal running modes.

Royal Sovereign International
Its hot and cold machines include the 27- and 41-in. models of RSS Hot-Shoe and RSR Rolling-Shoe as well as the 41- and 65-in. RSH Hot-Roller. The RSC cold-roll laminator offers pressure-sensitive lamination for images up to 65-in. wide, also available with heat assist.

The Guardian line includes 65-in. cold and heat-assist laminators. The laminators can handle ½-in. thick media at 23 ft/min. Features include the Magic Bar System for accurate positioning, adjustable pressure settings, removable feed table, and more.

USTech Inc.
The cold laminating systems include Worf MJ Series (32, 52, 55, 62 in.); AK Series (4f, 55, 65 in.); VT Series (65 in.); and Pro C Series (44, 55, 65 in.). The 55- and 65-in. TX Series are cold laminators with heat assist. Hot/cold laminators include the HS Series single roller and HD double roller laminators both available in 44-, 55-, and 65-in. models.

USI’s heated roll laminators include the ProMount line of 27- and 46-in. machines and the Samson Plus 4200/6200/6300 (42, 62, and 63 in., respectively). The 6300 is a heavy-duty machine featuring variable speed, reverse, independent upper/lower electronic temperature controls, and can accommodate substrates up to 1-in. thick. Its heat shoe laminators include the 27-in. ARL and CSL models, 40-in. CRL models, and the 40-in. MRL42 combination laminator/mounter.

Wesco Machine
Heat options include: the 30-in. F30 and the 38-in. F38, with flat composition wood-grain laminate tables, 3-in. silicone rubber rolls, forward brake, and reversible variable DC control; and the 54-in. W56 model, which can handle any substrate up to 2.5-in. thick.

Western Magnum
Offers the XRL Hot Roll laminators in 24-, 36-, and 48-in. widths. Although primarily used in the circuit-board industry, these laminators can also be used for laminating large-format graphics.