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Reverse wound laminate?

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by bayviewsignworks, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. I'm using a GBC 40" laminator. I had been using Oracal laminate which comes reverse wound (good). The material travels in right direction as it comes out; as in it rotates in the direction in samr direction as the material exits. So when I switched to 3M (great stuff and awesome to apply) it is regular wound (bad). It jams up on exit as the roller rotates against the direction of the material. Plus when I stop it creates a little air bubble all the way across; something I don't get with Oracal. So, any tips? I'm using a piece of cardboard with my hand going through the opening in the rollers to assist the material as it comes out. It still jams sometimes though.
  2. anotherdog

    anotherdog Very Active Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    I use laminates wound both ways, it makes no difference (including oracal and 3M). are you sure you have the tension set up correctly on your laminator feed?
  3. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

    Feb 14, 2007
    we do the same here you just have to change the way you attach to the take up real but no difference in the way the machine works. must be an adjustment/setting to correct
  4. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    Same here as well and we are also using a GBC. Arctic Titan 165 but from what I've seem most GBC laminators are setup about the same.

  5. Yeah, I mean the backing material comes off correctly and it feeds fine. It's just when it comes out it wants to lift and hit the feed roll as it feeds off the "bottom" of the roll. It has even sucked back into the roller which is a pain to get it un stuck. "...makes no difference" do you mean it rolls out the back with no problems?

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