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ink transfer and stickiness after lamination

Discussion in 'Laminators' started by shawns321, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. shawns321

    shawns321 New Member

    Dec 29, 2014
    Hi All,

    Hope I'm not posting this in the wrong section.

    We have printed ferarri media using a HP L28500 and laminated it using a liquid laminator machine and 'ArhivaCoat waterbased matte' and we are experience ink transfer and peeling/stickiness of material upon receipt.
    The media and laminate is perfectly dried and cured when it comes out of the laminator but it is becoming sticky and transferring when the client opens it.
    This is a demonstration of the issue: http://youtu.be/D3B_PKiT0Kk


    We just learned that the ferarri material has an acrylic topcoat.
    My question is whether that would cause a reaction with the laminate that would cause it to get wet and sticky after it has cured.

    We have experience with lamination and haven't experienced an issue like this before with Latex inks.

    Any advice would be appreciated.


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    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
  2. Zendavor Signs

    Zendavor Signs Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Peoria, IL
    I'm not familiar with Ferrari media, but it definitely sounds like the liquid laminate is reacting with the media. You could contact Ferrari and see what they recommend. Probably need to find a new laminate or new media.
  3. AF

    AF Active Member

    Dec 8, 2013
    I have some ArchivaCoat and tested it on a cured latex print and it didn't produce the same result. Are you sure the Ferrari media is not expired and that the ink is fully dried and cured? You may have found an incompatible combination if everything else checks out.
  4. shawns321

    shawns321 New Member

    Dec 29, 2014
    Thanks so much for the replies.

    AF thanks for trying out ArchivaCoat with latex and confirming our suspitions that it was the media.
    I know that the media is not expired as it is coming from the manufactuer directly so it must be the top coat on the fabric.

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