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shocking lamination

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Zambookajoe, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Zambookajoe

    Zambookajoe Member

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    Ive been getting static shocks off my seal laminator, when Im laminating prints its fine but any substrates, dibond, coroplast,mdo whatever

    yesterday I was mounting prints to coroplast and I was gonna cut excess coro so I grabbed a steel ruler WACKKKK!!! ouch!! thta one almost made my heart stop

    anybody got something special to stop this,
     
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  2. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    ground the machine first

    get it off carpet second if it is

    third never lean with the groin at any given time:omg:
     
  3. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    Anti-Static String might help, link

    Run a string of this stuff so the substrate slides over it
     
  4. Jet Fast Printing

    Jet Fast Printing Member

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    Been there, Done that, NOT fun!!!
     
  5. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Don't you just love how the feed table is crotch height?
    I used to run an 80" seal laminator. That thing would actually shoot out these blue comets of static electricity. My favorite thing to do is ask a new guy for a hand. "hey new, can you hold this right here?" ZAPPO!
     
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