17 May 2021

Colourgen announces immediate availability of Kala Starter laminators

Kala Starter Model1

Colourgen has announced the exclusive UK distribution of the new range of Kala Starter laminators. These new cold laminators provide simultaneous single sided lamination and adhesive mounting onto substrates up to 50mm thick and are available at an extremely competitive price.

This entry-level range of wide format laminators comes in 108cm, 140cm and 160cm widths and all models are capable of handling rolls up to 100m in length. The Kala Starter range supercedes the existing range of Kala Bunny laminators, by providing more capabilities and better ease of use.

Melanie Enser, Product Marketing Manager for Colourgen, says, “The new laminators are targeted at photographers, signmakers and printers looking for a first laminator or an additional machine at a low price for special requirements. The quality and reliability of the French manufactured Kala laminators makes the Kala Starter the perfect entry-level laminator”.

The Kala Starter laminators are manufactured to a very high standard and are designed to be easy to use and versatile. The pressure can be adjusted with a high level of control and visual gauge, unlike many other laminators at this price level, which often only have a pre-set lever to control pressure.

The new laminators simultaneously apply lamination film to one side and an adhesive layer to the other for easy finishing onto a broad range of substrates up to 50mm. Forward and reverse motion is controlled by hand or with a foot pedal and for safety purposes there is an emergency stop button.

“The build quality of the new laminators is very high so we do not expect them to require much by way of servicing and repair. They are very easy to use and we expect customers to be up and running and producing profitable finishing jobs very quickly indeed,” adds Enser.

The Kala Starter laminators are available immediately from Colourgen authorised resellers, with prices starting at £2,670 (ex VAT) for the 108mm version.

Fujifilm completes marathon of sales for Wunderbar framing system

Fujfilm Wunderbar

Fujifilm has now sold 26 miles of Wunderbars, its revolutionary framing system for canvas prints.  Since the launch of the framing solution in 2009,  Wunderbars have become a firm favourite with both retailers and photographers who appreciate the unique self-tensioning corner blocks that ensure the canvas never sags and that the print always remains taught. This exclusive system also allows the frame to contract and expand according to a room's temperature and humidity.

These self-tensioning canvas bars are available direct from Fujifilm via the company's on-line shop - www.fujifilm-inkjet.co.uk - and to celebrate the completion of their first marathon they are now available with a 10% reduction off list price. Simply enter the promotion code 'wunder26m' in the checkout. This code will allow two purchases per customer and is valid until 18 December 2011.

Wunderbars are even easier to construct than standard stretchers. They are precision machined so there is no need to measure or constantly hit the frame with a mallet during stretching; the frame will always remain square. The only tool needed to stretch the canvas is a staple gun, eliminating the need for mallet, pullers or expensive stretching machinery.

Wunderbars are available in a number of different sizes and finishes so for more information go to www.wunderbars.com

Vista System supplies signage solution for hospital

Vista Gwinnett1

Vista System International, a world leader in Modular Curved Frame Technology (MCFT), recently supplied its elegant Healthcare Line signage solution to "Sign A Rama Duluth", for installation at Gwinnett Hospital, a healthcare complex located in Georgia, USA.

The project required a complete way finding solution for the complex. All signs needed to be consistent in manufacturing, appearance and functionality.

Vista Healthcare Line was chosen as it provided a complete uniform solution for the project, according to the customer's wishes. It offers a large, segment dedicated, variety of elegant and easy to update way finding products: directories, suspended signs, table stands, wall frames, projecting signs, as well as triangular, post, double-sided and illuminated pylons. 

Vista Healthcare Line is a system of way finding products designed with only one focus in mind: the specific signage needs of healthcare institutions. The result is a flexible, modernly designed system that covers all the signage needs of any healthcare facility.

Vista System's solutions are available in the UK.  For more information, please visit www.vistasystem.co.uk

MultiCam makes waterjet cutting more economical with launch of Value-Series

V Series Cutter

MultiCam Inc. has added the Value-Series WaterJet to its product line which the company claims makes waterjet cutting more economical.  This pure water or abrasive cutting system features work surfaces up to 60" x 120".

“We designed the V-Series WaterJet to offer high performance, versatility and productivity at an affordable price,” said MultiCam Director of Sales and Marketing, John Harris. “It’s easy on the budget and a smart CNC (computer numerical control) investment.”

Fully enclosed bellows protect both the Y and Z axes from abrasive garnet build-up. The X axis features dual drives and completely covered custom aluminum extrusions to keep all precision bearing surfaces clean during the cutting process.

KMT’s new NEOLine 10d direct-drive intensifier rated at 10 hp and 40,000 PSI powers the V-Series WaterJet. The pump also is available in a single-phase electrical configuration, which makes it ideal for small shops without three-phase power.

For more information, please visit www.multicam.com

SignPro launches an Illuminated Collapsible Tower signage & display solution

Signpro Tower

SignPro Systems, a wayfinding and architectural signage division of the Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, has introduced a new signage and display solution, the Illuminated Collapsible Tower.

This cost-effective, double-sided, free-standing tower features a sturdy construction and stylish design. The tower is available in 24” and 33” widths both at a height of 72”. Both sizes include two bubble graphics that are held under tension in a curved, convex position.

The Collapsible Tower offers silver or black upright options as well as a lighting kit to turn the tower into a standing lightbox. Thanks to its new two-part upright the tower collapses and can be easily stored and transported in a durable wheeled case (OCP case).

“The Collapsible Towers provide an illuminated display option that is portable, tradeshow-friendly and easy to assemble,” said Julien Aiglon, SignPro Systems Divison Manager.


Drytac named exclusive distributor in UK & Ireland for INGLET vertical saws

Drytac Inglet

Drytac Europe Ltd has been named the exclusive supplier of INGLET vertical saws and cutters in the UK and Ireland.

The cutters are unique in their ability to cut substrates up to 22mm thick and 305cm high and are renowned for their superior cutting ability, allowing the user to cut a variety of substrates to a professional standard.

“I’m delighted that INGLET has chosen Drytac Europe Ltd as their sole supplier in the UK and Ireland” says sales director, Steve Broad.  “Offering a wide range of top-quality products is integral to our strategy and we look forward to a fruitful relationship with INGLET.  The INGLET cutters allow the user to execute projects accurately and professionally and are a perfect addition to our current range of finishing solutions.”

This new range of cutters is designed to make easy work of MDF, hardboard, acrylic, rigid PVCs, aluminium composite boards such as Dibond and many other types of substrates.  With the addition of the pneumatic cutter, foam board and card stock can also be easily trimmed down.  The machine is available in four sizes, all of which use the same circular saw design, making it easy to handle and giving a smooth clean cut for even the toughest of substrates.

Demonstrations can be booked at Drytac’s Bristol office.