SEAL Graphics will be at Fespa 2010 with a comprehensive selection of its protective and mounting films. These, together with three popular laminating machines: the SEAL 600 MD, the award-winning SEAL 62 Base and the AquaSEAL AS 1600, will cover a wide range of applications.
The AS 1600 applies water-based liquid varnishes onto a variety of media; while the roll laminators 600 MD and 62 Base have been developed to apply film laminates for the professional finishing of diverse materials.
AquaSEAL AS 1600
By applying a durable external coating the AquaSEAL 1600 is suitable for use with vinyl and waterproof inkjet media. The liquid laminate protects digital prints against wear, humidity, UV radiation and chemicals. Visitors to Fespa can see how varnish is applied onto printed digital non-woven wallpapers, such as Neschen's 'Erfurt wallpaper CA'. Even though digital print wallpapers are robust themselves, it is recommended to apply a layer of clear varnish as an additional protection in high traffic areas, for example in doorways and lobbies in hotels and restaurants.
"The requirements in the graphics industry are extremely multifaceted", says Frank Seemann, marketing and communications director for the SEAL brand, "which is why we are keen to discuss with visitors which varnish is suitable for which medium and which application."
SEAL roll laminators 600 MD and 62 Base
The roll laminator SEAL 600 MD is a robust bidirectional, high-performance, high-demand device equipped with two heated roller pairs. Due to its two roller pairs this high-performance machine can process hot and cold laminating applications independently. Additionally, the device comes with variable temperature, velocity and pressure controls. The rollers are lifted and lowered pneumatically enabling the operator to comfortable mount, laminate and shrink-wrap a variety of materials up to 1.550 mm wide and up to 25 mm thick.
The cost-effective laminator SEAL 62 Base is a powerful starter model equipped with all basic features which users need for professional mounting of finishing and protective films as well as double-sided adhesive film. The fully developed roller technology reliably processes pressure-dependent materials up to a thickness of 50 mm at a velocity of up to 5 m/min. Both rollers are made of silicone and the heat assisted (up to 40 C) top roller provides a high degree of consistent quality. The maximum working width is 1.575 mm.
Among its myriad film laminates, SEAL expects three of its new products - UV Sol Lam, Print Shield Pro Anti Graffiti and Base Stoplight 190 - to be of particular interest. The UV Sol Lam range consists of especially durable, pressure-sensitive PVC laminating films with a solvent adhesive to enhance all digital print technologies, especially those using UV-curing inks. Bumps are evened out without problem, so that the print media are very well protected against damage as well as fading due to UVA and UVB radiation.
With its specially finished surface, Print Shield Pro Anti Graffiti film protects digital print media against graffiti and vandalism very effectively. The film is washable and extremely resistant to damage by a large number of detergents and solvents.
Base Stoplight 190 is a strong polyester rear side film with an aluminium core and works as a light protection for roll-up displays. Media are mounted to the self-adhesive film in a cold lamination process.