Why laminate wide format print?
If you have a large format printer but don't currently laminate, here is a few reasons why we suggest you should consider wide format lamination.
1. Enhanced appearance
Adding wide format lamination brings out the colour of the images and adds an edge of quality and professionalism that can’t be replicated any other way.
Laminate is a thin film of clear plastic e.g. PVC or polyester that is applied to the print either by cold pressure sensitive adhesive or heat. Plastic film has a much higher tear resistance than standard paper, meaning the document is more durable and far less likely to be torn or ripped. This is very important if your print is paper-based and needs to last.
3. Scratch Resistance
Another added advantage of adding lamination is the protection that the film offers against potential scratches to the print as a result of any kind of abrasion from nails, chemicals etc, even solvent and latex inks can be at risk from abrasion when unprotected.
4. Water Resistance
Lamination obviously increases resistance to water or other liquids that the print may come in contact with. (Prints that have been printed on solvent or latex are generally waterproof anyway but not necessarily chemical proof).
5. UV Protection
The main other area of protection that lamination offers is against UV rays; in other words direct sunlight. All print will fade in time outdoors, however by adding the protective layer of laminate film this process will be prolonged resulting in much longer lasting prints. Especially applicable for aqueous inks.
To summarise, we believe that by adding lamination to your print, not only will your product be stronger and more durable it will also be a far more professional print that won't fade in direct sunlight and will be scratch and water resistant. If your print needs to last for a decent length of time outdoors and be cleaned, walked on or exposed to dirt/debris, then laminate it!
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ROLL LAMINATORS & ENCAPSULATORS – LARGE FORMAT :-
Looking to start wide format printing in house or just need to replace your existing machine, we have a wide range of large format laminators for your to choose from. See below a few options we offer.
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Easymount Sign cold wide format laminator is our cost-effective, entry level large format laminating machine. Available in widths from 880mm to 1600mm, the Easymount Sign is an easy-to-use laminator for mounting prints, laminating banners, pop-ups and vinyls. 1600mm version is now available with single hot roller.
Easymount Professional wide format laminators are excellent, proven, large format laminating and mounting machines. Easymount Pro laminators are built to last and have variable speed control, large diameter rollers & digital control panel etc. Perfect for mounting prints and signs, laminating banners, vinyls and pop-up systems. Easymount Professional wide format laminators are available cold, single hot and double hot rollers verions.
Atlas HA Hot Top Roller wide format laminators are top level large format laminating and mounting machines. Atlas HA single hot laminators are built to last and have programmable control panel for speed, temperature and pressure control, large diameter rollers & digital control panel etc. Perfect for mounting prints and signs, laminating banners, vinyls and pop-up systems. The single hot top roller (up to 60 deg C) ensures perfect clarity and adhesion on more awkward substrates. Small footprint with robust and innovative design; work can be processed sheet to roll or roll to roll as standard. The pivoting feed tray, with safety interlock, allows speedy roll changing. Additional safety features include laser eye protection at the nip and 2 emergency stops. The single chassis construction has additional roll storage and is on castors for ease of movement. Available in 1650mm & 2100mm widths.