New Mimaki Laminator now being demonstrated at Hybrid
Exclusive UK and Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services has announced that the new Mimaki laminator, the Mimaki LA-160W , which was launched at FESPA 2018, is now available for demonstration at its centrally located showroom.
Designed to complement the popular UCJV Series LED UV printer/cutters, along with other staple products from Mimaki’s sign and graphics ranges, the LA-160W laminator is 158cm wide and is heat-assisted to a maximum temperature of 60˚C, thus improving film adhesion, particularly to surfaces printed with UV curable inks. It also reduces the potential for the silvering effect created by pressure sensitive overlaminates.
Hybrid’s Chief Operations Director, Brett Newman explained: “Thanks to their instant curing, LED UV inks tend to have a slightly uneven surface that can trap air bubbles during the laminating process, causing silvery specks that can detract from the appearance of the print. However, immediate finishing with the LA-160W provides a quick, easy and high-quality solution for the occasions when a protective overlaminate is required.”
The Mimaki LA-160W sports fast laminating speeds of up to 7.5m per minute and is simple to use, as all of its functions feature on one control panel. These include convenient access to the pressure handle and foot pedal, while a take-up reel enables one operator to control the entire process.
Designed specifically for use with LED UV curable inks and the new LA-160W laminator, Mimaki has also launched a dedicated film to ensure an integrated solution is provided. Mimaki Vision Laminate 310 Gloss film offers fine finishing with a glossy feel while maintaining the colour brightness of the print. This high quality, heat-assisted overlaminate is also a cost-effective alternative to cold laminating films.
Brett Newman concluded: “The new laminator was very well received when we showed it at both FESPA and Sign & Digital UK and we welcome sign and graphics professionals to our showroom so that they can see for themselves how this very neat system can benefit their display graphics output.”
For further information, or to book a demonstration, visit: www.hybridservices.co.uk