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Wide format laminator to pair with a roland soljet pro4 xr 640

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by HK40USP, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. HK40USP

    HK40USP New Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Just starting out and amassing my equipment and materials for operations to start mid summer. I've been having trouble selecting a laminater for the fact that there are so many different choices and prices.

    I'm looking to do piecework and maybe some recurring account work depending on who I can market to.

    I'll be doing banners, vehicle graphics and wraps, menus, window clings, business cards and small signs, etc. It will be lots of little stuff, but the wraps and car graphics need to be laminated for sure.

    I purchased a lightly used soljet pro for a good price and I would like a laminater that can do the full 64".

    I just can't seem to weed through all the different models and manufactures.

    Anybody have a similar printer and can suggest a laminater?
  2. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    I have a US Tech from USTECH, Home of Master worf laminator and it works great! I would buy another one in a heartbeat. The last one I upgraded to is the PRO65-S, heated top roller. Even the basic ones are very nice.
  3. crystalcoastgraphics

    crystalcoastgraphics Member

    Sep 30, 2011
    North Carolina
    We have an Xr as well, and we use a Seal 62 base laminator with heat assist. You won't need a 64" laminator, as vinyl that you are going to laminate only comes 60" wide. The 62" laminator will work good for the money.
  4. CL Visual

    CL Visual Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Copiague, NY
    When we started out about 2 years ago, we bought a GFP 255c. It was about 4 grand and very easy to use. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles I would like but we've probably put about 100,000 square feet through it and never had an issue. I use a lot of different laminations and it takes me about 3 minutes to get a new roll on and get it going.
  5. signman315

    signman315 Signmaker

    Oct 5, 2015
    Edmeston, NY
    +1 for the Seal 62, great machine!

    I also have an old Ledco that will laminate up to 60" wide. Rollers are in perfect shape, all in all in good condition. It's been used a ton but still works fine. Downside is no heat assist and there is a safety switch that is very sensitive. So if the table isn't set in just the right place the safety engages and stops the feed. If you're interested I'll entertain an offer.
  6. jayhawksigns

    jayhawksigns Very Active Member

    Jan 8, 2005
    We have one like ProColor mentioned. Been looking at getting another one for mounting/taping duties.

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