Mimaki introduces the new LA Series laminators and film
Mimaki has introduced the new LA Series of wide format, heat-assisted laminators and laminating film, which is designed to complement the new Mimaki UCJV Series LED UV printer/cutters.
LA Series laminators are heat-assisted devices with a maximum temperature of 60˚C. This heat assistance improves overlaminate film adhesion, particularly to surfaces printed with UV-curable inks, and reduces the potential for the silvering effect created by pressure sensitive overlaminates. Due to instant curing, UV inks tend to have a slightly uneven surface that can trap air bubbles during the laminating process, thus causing silvery specs that can compromise the aesthetics of the output.
The easy to use laminator, which offers speeds of up to 7.5m per minute, facilitating the elimination of finishing bottlenecks, includes all functions on one operation panel, with easy access to the pressure handle and foot pedal. Additionally, a take-up reel makes it simple for one person to control the finishing entire process.
Designed specifically for use with UV-curable inks and LA Series laminators, Mimaki Vision Laminate 310 (Gloss) film offers fine finishing with a glossy feel, while also maintaining the brightness of the print. This high quality, heat-assisted overlaminate is also a cost-effective alternative to cold laminating films.
“LA Series laminators with Mimaki Vision Laminate film will be the ideal companions for a UCJV Series LED UV printer/cutter,” explained John de la Roche of Mimaki’s UK & Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services. “UCJV prints are instantly dry, enabling them to be finished on a LA Series laminator immediately. This complete, harmonised solution ensures reliable performance and quality output for those times when a protective overlaminate is required.”
The LA Series laminators and films will be available towards the end of 2017. There are two models: the 158cm LA-160W model and the 170cm LA-170W model. Mimaki Vision Laminate 310 will also be available in two sizes: 310-137 (137cm) and 310-152 (152cm).
For further details of Mimaki’s product portfolio, including its full range of printers, inks and cutting solutions, visit: www.hybridservices.co.uk