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Question GFP 255c vs Qomoolangma

Discussion in 'Laminators' started by Rat_Fink, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Rat_Fink

    Rat_Fink Member

    Sep 5, 2003
    Mishawaka, IN
    I'm thinking of getting a new cold mount laminator and I have been looking into the GFP 200c and it seems to be highly recommended as a good value and solid machine.

    I was also wondering if it is worth the extra cost over an import like the Qomoolangma.

    I recently had the Master MVT-500 and it was a really great machine except the roller developed a shallow spot due to me often running 30" material in the center. When I did have to run 55" material, there would be an array of bubbles in the center 30" space that I usually use.

    So - my main question is - would a better laminator have better roller material that might not get this raised spot in the center from running 30"? If the rollers are the same in the GFP as the imports (like the Qomoolangma), I might as well just get the import for half the cost and figure on replacing it (or the rollers) after 3-4 years.
    I don't have a problem with spending over twice as much on the GFP if it will be resistant to forming the gap due to often running smaller laminate.

    I do have an old Seal Image 600 that I could use but it is such overkill for my shop, I'd rather get rid of it and get something more suitable (if anyone is looking for one).

    Any info would greatly be appreciated - thanks!
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2020
  2. greysquirrel

    greysquirrel Active Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    West Berlin, NJ
    seal image 600 is a terrible machine for cold lamination...it does heat and mounting just fine. It does not have crowned rollers...you can get the gap 300 series for like 5k...I'd go that route.

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