Seal Graphics has announced the launch of the latest improvements to its high-performance, heavy-duty liquid laminators.
The AquaSEAL 60UV Pro and 80UV Pro have been developed with new roll-to-roll capabilities and utilise a newly developed range of low-odour UV liquids. Seal Graphics is responding to a clear shift in the market that is seeing end-users wishing to extend the number and variety of applications they would like to laminate using UV curable methods.
These potential customers are printing onto front-lit banner stock and self adhesive vinyls and will now be able to process them with roll fed images using the UV Pro machines. If users were to cut images into single sheets, their process times and wastage factors would increase substantially.
Instead, Seal Graphics has responded by adding roll-to-roll capabilities to its two liquid laminators for high-volume environments. The roll-to-roll units allow the operator to process rolls of printed media without having to stop the machine to attach the images to the take up unit. This provides a true production unit that meets the requirements of the health and safety issues associated with stopping the dryer belt to secure take up or creating huge quantities of slack in the web to facilitate loading the take up. Features of the enhanced sheet or board-fed machines include an instant UV curing system for substrates up to 2032 mm wide and 7.62cm thick at speeds of up to 32 metres per minute adding a coat weight of between seven and 20 microns.
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