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Laminator Needed

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by customeyez, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. customeyez

    customeyez New Member

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    I recently went from a 30" setup to a 55" and am in need of a laminator. Does anyone have one for sale or have recommendations on Brand / Model that has worked good for them? I am between a GFP and a Seal but haven't ruled out Royal Sovereign Ledco or GBC. The model I would like to find used is a Seal 62 base. Through my research I think this is the model I would like but new ones are a little out of range right now. I had a Ledco Econocraft 30" that I sold with the 30" Roland I had and it was a beast. It never messed up a print the whole time I had it.
     
  2. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

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    Call Grimco they got a few floor models for sale at name your own price. Just has to be a reasonable offer. No lowballing. Just my 2 cents not worth much as I am only a broker and wouldn't know a good laminator from a bad one.
     
  3. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    unless you need heat assist get a dingtech/us laminator/eduralam.

    have had two of them with MILES AND MILES through them. best bang for your buck.
     
  4. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    we run a Drytac, does what we need
     
  5. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    Amen to that! If you don't need heat assist, these suckers are cheap and will go forever. Mine is over 5 years old and still trucking.
     
  6. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    I've had good luck with my US Tech. www.bestdgi.com. Just make sure to get one with one lever to adjust the tension.
     
  7. 4R Graphics

    4R Graphics Active Member

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    ustech you can find them on ebay they are in Orlando Florida My 65" was $2,000 second one I have owned and as stated before if you dont need heat assist they are chaep and work great.
     
  8. customeyez

    customeyez New Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    Thanks for all the suggestions... I ended up buying a Seal 54 EL. I like having equipment that holds resale when I buy it and I really like the unibody construction for ruggedness. My printer is a Roland VP-540 so I can print 54" anyways. The only reason I was looking at a 60"+ was in case I upgrade the printer someday but I think this thing will hold it's value well enough if that happens.
     
  9. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    Hey guys. Noob here. Looking for a laminator for my 54in mimaki. What applications would i need a heat assist?
     
  10. Scott Reynolds

    Scott Reynolds Active Member

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    Only if your delivering the print 10 after laminating it. Other than that, not really needed.
     
  11. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    We love our GFP, but I wouldn't recommend getting it as its just a rebrand from China. Yinghe is the actual unit and it is sold here in the US for 1/3rd the price.

    We recently got to run the Yinghe YH-1600H (Which is the full heat top and bottom version) and it is Identical to the GFP, only difference is its about $2700 Shipped for the 65" model vs over $7,000 for the GFP we bought.
     
  12. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    Who sells this Yinghe laminator?
     
  13. ForgeInc

    ForgeInc Active Member

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    I'm curious about it too as we are looking for another laminator. Is it exactly the same as the GFP? How do you know? I am looking at some pictures and I do see differences...
     
  14. mudmedia

    mudmedia Active Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFE2Om6TndE here is a little video on it I guess?

    1 thing that I do not like is how the laminate roll is actually pretty far away from the feeding of the vinyl the reason I noticed this was I was trying to figure out what all the wrinkles in the laminate were and why they were there and thats the only thing I can think of unless loaded wrong?
     
  15. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    http://www.uscutter.com/index/page/...at+Roll+Laminator+for+Hot+and+Cold+Lamination - This is where I first found it, It looks like their prices went up a bit.

    What really got my attention was inside my machine when we were doing some snooping and there are some parts labeled YingHE. So after doing research and contacting them, they are the OEM. You can buy directly from them for $1600 plus shipping ($500 - $1000 depending on your location and method).
     
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