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Used laminator's?????

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by thesledhead, May 3, 2013.

  1. thesledhead

    thesledhead New Member

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    I know I do not post much here but you guys always lead me in the right direction, we are in the market for a news'ed laminator and there are two in my area for sale. I was wondering if I could get a little feedback from you guys on both of them and maybe a little knowledge of what to lookout for when I go to check them out.

    the first one is a Contech sm2-48

    and the second is a GBC Falcon that is 48" as well, this one is considerably cheaper in fact so cheap it kind of concerns me.

    thanks, any input will help.
     
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  2. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    I'm not an expert here but it seems to me that the single most expensive component in a laminator is the rollers. If they are worn unevenly, or excessively then I would stay away from the purchase. One thing you can do, and probably should do, is see it laminate some prints you've brought along. Probably have to bring some laminate too for that matter.

    That way you can see how easily it is to web up, or change out rolls of laminate.
     
  3. thesledhead

    thesledhead New Member

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    that helps. Thank you.
     
  4. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

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    Get a Master AK-600 new and delivered it cost 2200 I think over a year ago. Still runs great.
     
  5. MrSalumi

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    SEAL!

    Spend the money now if you can afford it. You will never have a problem with it and will be able to sell it anytime you want to. Kind of like buying a Mastercraft boat... Well before they started price gouging...
     
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