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best laminator on the market

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by gabagoo, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    Hands down, which is the best one and roughly what price range?
     
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  2. cha88

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    not sure, all i know is that i just received my daige solo 65... but its still sitting in box...$2700
     
  3. AUTO-FX

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    hey cha88 , let us know how you make out with that.

    My GBC Artic is very nice ( i think) for the money. It was around 4k.
     
  4. Charlie J

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    I'm pretty happy with my royal sovereign rsc-1400c Think i paid like 5g's.
     
  5. cha88

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    AUTO-FX... my roland dealer is comming tomorrow night to install my vs-640, so i will have a better idea about the daige this weekend...
     
  6. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    AGL, in the $20-30k range depending on the model. Hands down the best no questions asked, nothing else compares.

    Down to earth affordable? Seal pro, $15-18k or Seal Base in the $10k range.
     
  7. BigfishDM

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    All Over

    +1
     
  8. marcsitkin

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    +1
     
  9. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    I'm a big fan of Seal however do to budget, I got the Royal Sovereign 55". It's surprisingly a pretty good machine. I guess you have to ask yourself, how much lamming are going to be doing and is it worth spending the extra money.
     
  10. petesign

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    Well, My Daige solo is fixed now, and working okay, but I really want a Seal. I will likely finance one through a supplier next year and keep the Daige to mount stuff.

    CHA88, How busy are you? LOL -- you might be better off upgrading.
     
  11. cha88

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    petesign, what problems did you have with your Solo??? Im just starting with digital print... my new vs-640 and the solo are going in tomorrow night
     
  12. The Equipment Guy

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    We have a Seal 600d with a brand new top roller for around $7k.

    Craig
     
  13. gabagoo

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    Craig, you already know the issues I have with lamination so if you think it is good, be honest. Will it work for me or will I be sorry.
    I was thinking of putting it upstairs in the mezzanine area and ripping apart one of the 8' tables there. I will be honest, I am not jumping into anything to fast this time. I need to research this properly.

    anyone here have a seal 600d? your thoughts?
     
  14. gabagoo

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    I'm partial to the Seal laminators. Not just as a dealer, but as a user also. When I came on board with TyrrellTech, a LOT of people got on me about the Daige and we switched them over. Many happy people. It's just so much easier to use.

    I'm not saying the Daige is a bad product but at the same time, when you look at all the other prices ranges of the 55" Laminators and in comes this one for HALF the cost, it normally makes you wonder.

    I think with Laminator preferences it's a total toss up. Some people will read my post praising the Seal and say "F That I hate that machine" while others will say the same about the Daige..There's a machine out there for everyone!
     
  16. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    had my Seal 54 since I started printing 6years ago and never a single problem... think we bought it for ~$3k, new. Cold laminator but has a heater which assists in silvering reduction (any that i've had has always come out with a heat gun when I apply my graphics), simple, and easy to use.
     
  17. gabagoo

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    Craig, how old is the unit and what shape is it in? did they keep the maintenance logs?
     
  18. Colin

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    The best laminator, or the best bang-for-the buck laminator?
     
  19. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I dont think there is such a beast.
    I want a reliable easy to use one man laminator that will laminate vinyl graphics trouble free.
    That seal unit looks awesome but maybe it is a little more than I would need and I am concerned as to why the owner wants rid of it.
     
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