Mimaki has a new LA series of wide-format, heat-assisted laminators and laminating film to complement its new UCJV series LED UV printer/cutters. “When paired with Mimaki's new UCJV series of print-and-cut solutions, these news laminators provide a turnkey offering that will help companies drive more profit to their bottom lines,” said Ronald Van den Broek of Mimaki Europe.
The LA laminators have a maximum temperature of 60˚C to help overlaminate film adhesion, particularly to surfaces printed with UV-curable inks, and reduces the potential for the silvering effect created by pressure sensitive overlaminates. Laminating speeds are up to 7.5m/min. All laminator functions are on one operation panel, with easy access to the pressure handle and foot pedal.
Designed specifically for use with UV-curable inks and LA laminators, Mimaki Vision Laminate 310 (Gloss) film is said to offer fine finishing with a glossy feel while maintaining the colour brightness of the print.
LA Series laminators and films are expected to be available towards the end of 2017. Two models will be available - the 158cm LA-160W and the 170cm LA-170W. Mimaki Vision Laminate 310 will also be available in two sizes - 137cm and 152cm.