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Frequently Asked Questions

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Entries in Roll Laminating (16)

Wednesday
Jun222016

Squealing while film is advancing

Squealing is usually eliminated by reducing the supply roll tension and/or speeding up the machine.

Wednesday
Jun222016

Bubbles between film and paper

Bubbles can be caused by lack of supply roll tension, the film is not threaded correctly, if the temperature is too low, or if the laminating rollers are open.

Bubbles on the leading edge of the sheet being laminated is characteristic of what happens when the item is pushed into the nip faster than the speed of the laminator. Bubbles can be captured in the same manner when the back of the item is lifted off the feed tray or when the item is pushed too quickly as it is being fed.  

Wednesday
Jun222016

Laminating Rollers

If you see serious wrinkling on both sides of both film and paper, the laminating rollers probably need to be closed and locked. Check you roller opening/closing controls.

Wednesday
Jun222016

Wrinkling of the Film

The film will wrinkle if there is not enough supply roll tension. Any laminator needs a certain amount of resistance to the unwinding of the supply rolls so that the film lays flat as it goes into the rollers.
Helpful hint:
   A. Make sure the film path is correct for both top and bottom webs.
   B. Make sure the film is threaded around both the top and bottom idlers.
   C. Make sure the machine is up to temperature.

IF the top roll of film looks fine, but the bottom shows alot of bubbles and wrinkles, the bottom
idler is probably NOT threaded.  (refer to the threading guide page in your manual)    

Wednesday
Jun122013

Heat Wrinkles

Heat wrinkles are formed when the film has not cooled enough before coming out the back of the machine. For the best results, film should be cooled below melt temperature while it is pulled tight and perfectly flat between the rollers and the pull rollers. The major reason for fans on a laminator is to cool the film, not to cool the machine.

Wednesday
Jun122013

Film Curls 

If the film curls up or down after it leaves the machine, review your manual for a section on the film tension, and readjust the film tension on the top or bottom. If the tension appears balanced but you notice waves or ripples toward the center of the web film as it comes out the back, the temperature may be too high or the lamination speed may be too fast for that film. These waves in the film are called "heat wrinkles".

Tuesday
Apr022013

UV Film

UV film is specifically made for billboard and side of bus advertising. It will retain both the color and ink 3-5 years longer, then if you used the typical standard film without UV coating.

Thursday
Jan312013

Can you write on film?

You can write on all films with a permanent marker and it will stay on the material. Dry erase markers tend to leave a smudge and wipe off.  A pencil can be used on MATTE film and it will erase off the laminated piece.

Wednesday
Aug152012

Heat Shoes vs. Heat Rollers

The main difference between laminators with a heat shoe versus heated rollers is speed. The machines with heat shoes have less moving parts, transfer more heat and therefore can run faster than machines with heated rollers. The machines with heat shoes are basically for high volume applications.

Tuesday
Jun222010

What do you use to clean the rubber rollers on a roll Laminator?

Use a mildly abrasive cleaning pad, such as a 3M white scotch brite, and denatured alcohol or mild soapy water to wipe the rollers.    * always refer to the machine manual´╗┐

Thursday
Mar252010

What is coverlam film?

A premium grade, low melt, aggresive adhesive film used for specialty items. Film runs at a lower temperature.

Thursday
Mar252010

Why do you decrease the heat on a roll laminator the thicker the film gets?

Because of the higher glue factor.

Thursday
Mar252010

What temperature should you run laminating films at?

Refer to your Roll Laminator manual: 
General Purpose Film:
 1.5 mil  290-315 degrees 
                                   3 mil    275-300 degrees

Premium Film (Low melt):
 1.7 mil  220-270 degrees 
  3 mil    220-270 degrees 
  5 mil    240-275 degrees 
 10 mil   220-260 degrees  

Thursday
Mar252010

What do the mil weights mean?

The mils equal the parts of adhesive (polyethylene) vs. the mylar film (polyester) 

Thursday
Mar252010

What is the maximum film roll thickness for a Premier 4 Roll Laminator?

1/8 inch 

Thursday
Mar252010

What is the maximum film capacity on a Premier 4 Roll Laminator?

1.5 mil is 1000' rolls and 3 mil is 500' rolls.