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Best Laminator Choice...for ME!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by PromoGuyTy, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. PromoGuyTy

    PromoGuyTy Member

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    Hoping those of you who have laminators can help...

    We operate in-house with an Epson GS6000...... and source a lot of screenprinted and flatbed printed stuff...

    We don't currently have a laminator, though... (we sell lots of stuff with no laminate) (cheap, 1 day use coro)...

    Finally want to get one though...

    We don't do any fleet graphics, or any building signage...

    Average (in-house) job list might be something like this for us:

    Print (24) 18x24 s/s golf sponsor signs, mount to 4mm coro
    Print (2) 24x36 event sponsor signs to be used indoor- mount to 10mm coro
    Print (4) vehicle mags
    Print (10) indoor signs for a factory- 4'x4', mount on thin PVC
    Print (100) outdoor use decals 4"x4", contour cut

    With simple jobs like those above...and a budget of $1000-$8000.... what laminator would you buy?

    I appreciate any responses!
     
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  2. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    None, you don't really need one for the type of work your doing.
     
  3. Matt-Tastic

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    you're using the laminator to mount mostly it seems.

    GFP's 255 or 463 would both be a solid investment, and would give you upgrade ability for taking on more complicated work down the road.

    www.gfpartnersllc.com

    you could get a used daige, but you'll hate yourself for it.
     
  4. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    IIRC you can get a 65" DingTec for around $2K. There are several members that have Chinese laminators and seem to be quite happy with them.

    Lots of used high-end stuff out there too. I saw a GBC Titan that went for just over $700. It was a college surplus sale.
     
  5. jmcnicoll

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  6. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    have you considered the big squeegee? for prints that will fit on your worktable, it's a great tool.
     
  7. jhd

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    I started out with a daige and made it work for 4 years - constant headache. I now have a seal el 54 and it was the best purchase I've made in a long time.
     
  8. CP Signs

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    Just ordered today a new 2013 model, USTECH DC-650. I'll let you guys know how I like it.
     
  9. Vital Designs

    Vital Designs Vital Designs

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    Got 2 and bang for buck you can't beat them... They are no seal but at 1/5 the price they are no daige...either.
     
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  11. Ditchmiester

    Ditchmiester Active Member

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    We just picked up a used 60" Seal 62+ that we are picking up next week. I've never used a laminator that wide I will let you know how it works out.
     
  12. jkdbjj

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    I went with US Tech also, but the one with heat assist. 2months later I still don't have heat, as the heat coil keeps breaking during shipment. Other then that, as a Cold Unit, it has done awesome. So, I know with the heat assist it will be that much better.
     
  13. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    I have a US Tech as well and can't imagine what more I could want unless I was looking for different options than the one I have.
     
  14. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    my Seal 54 has worked flawlessly for nearly the past 8years. Highly recommended.
     
  15. chafro

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    X2 on the seal.

    Mine is 10 years old, We use it daily. They are great machines.
     
  16. MikeH

    MikeH Member

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    Take a look at Ledco @ www.ledcoinc.com
    2 year warrantee
    US made. Have one that is 30 years old and the only repairs are what we broke.
     
  17. tbullo

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    We use a 65'' Royal Sovereign with no problems.
     
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