Lamination is the process of bonding a clear plastic film onto a printed substance. People often use lamination to protect their products from stains, smudges, moisture, wrinkles or tears. The transparent plastic film adds strength, rigidity and protection which prolongs the life of the printed product. Laminating also helps to enhance the look of your printed product by making the ink colours look more deeper and brighter.
Many different printing projects use lamination for the benefit of protecting their products. The most common usage for lamination include: laminating restaurant menus, price lists, maps, and bookmarks. Other projects this versatile material can be used for is to protect paper from dirty or damp environments like: machinery warnings, operating instructions, factory rules and reusable tags. Lamination pieces for this type of environment have the lamination film extend beyond the edge of the printed piece to keep moisture and dirt away from the edge of the printed piece.
There are also many different types of laminators that come in all shapes and sizes. Each type of laminate has its specific purpose; however, some laminators may be designed with multiple uses. These are the most common types of laminators:
- Pouch Laminator: This is the most common type of laminator and is often found in office supply stores that offer lamination services. These laminators are moderately inexpensive and have the capability to perform large laminates but more commonly laminate small products up to 11’’ x 17’’ documents (ledger size).
- Roll Laminator: This kind of laminator uses rolls of laminate that are pressed between two rubber or silicon rollers to apply the laminate to the document. There are two types of roll laminators; “Hot” and “Cold” laminators. This is the most widely used laminator for digital printing.
- Liquid laminator: This kind of laminate is designed to accommodate digital prints that use oil, solvent or aqueous based inks. This kind of laminate is commonly used in conjunction with grand format digital printers and they feature a roll to roll feed system and a drying system. The great thing about liquid laminates is that they are cost-effective and can provide the same amount of protection as a film laminate.
- UV Coating: This kind of laminate uses a polymer resin that changes from a liquid to a solid with the help of an UV light source. UV coating provides a protective covering and increases the vibrancy and richness of its colours.
After noticing a gap in the South African market for a reliable laminate applicator that ensures hassle free application service, Sytech Supplies created the innovative Ezee Applicator. The Ezee Applicator is locally produced and comes with a variety of unique features that have been put in place to ensure to decrease your wastage and increase your efficiency.
Other features include:
- 10mm thick glass working surface that also doubles an additional working surface for your other projects
- Up to 100mm height adjustment
- Side gutters for media dispensing or storage
- Innovative & robust design will ensure you many years of service
- Fully illuminated work surface
- 4 sizes available – Custom sizes available on request
- An innovative dry application to any rigid substrate
The Ezee Applicator is the ultimate in substrate application and saves you both money and time!
Contact us today on 0861 SYTECH to speak to one of our friendly consultants about this innovative machine.