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Time for a new laminator... what to buy

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Drip Dry, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Drip Dry

    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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    After seeing the thread about the seal laminator, it caused me to revisit my search for a new laminator.

    Where do I start. I know I need a minimum size to laminate 54"
    I'd like something that's easy to load. Is there a machine that I could keep laminate loaded and transfer tape ready to go ?
    I have a cold only Ledco laminator which has served me well.
    Do I need a hot assist machine ? What advantage would it be to me.

    3 machines I think I should consider is 1) GBC Titan - heat assist
    2) Royal soveriegn 1400 - cold only
    3) Seal 54 - not sure

    Anyone have any comments

    Thanks
     
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  2. fmg

    fmg Very Active Member

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    I have a Seal base 54 and love it.Have been very happy with it's performance.Bit of a learning curve with the pressure gears at first but have it down.
     
  3. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    If you use a lot of various laminates, especially matte, heat assist is the way to go. Makes everything look so much better, eliminating any bubbles or silvering.
     
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