Drytac have recently added a line of aqueous and UV coating equipment, as part of a plan to leverage the growing demand for liquid laminating among users of flatbed inkjet printers, digital print-on-demand presses and photo printers, as well as operators of gicleé and fine art studios.


 The AFC 1600


 The Versacoater

With formats ranging from 3.2m down to models the size of a copy machine, the new line of advanced coating systems provides a finishing solution for virtually any printing application. The new liquid coating equipment now offered include the  VERSA-Coater PhotoMate, PressMate, DocuMate, and XL UV, as well as the AFC Liquid Coater and Photo Coater.

The PhotoMate and Documate have already created a huge amount of interest following the launch at Photokina in September of this year, in which Drytac had both machines on display available for demo.  With its small footprint, ease of use and compatibility with photo, litho and digital press output, the Documate UV Liquid coater proved to be particularly popular with Copy Shops and Print Houses, whereas the PhotoMate UV, with its ability to produce textured or sheen finishes on rigid or flexible coated media, available in 3 different sizes seemed to be the choice machine for photo finishing professionals.

Heading up the new division as Liquid Coatings Divisional Manager is Nick Collins, whose role is to grow and develop sales across UK and Europe in this new area of Drytac’s business. 
Nick already has a wealth of experience in the adhesive laminating industry after working at Ademco for 13 years, alongside a number of Drytac team members.  Since leaving Ademco he has undertaken a number of mounting and laminating projects, specifically aimed at the application of such technologies into new markets.


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