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Post Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:31 am

Using narrow material on a wide laminator

Morning all!

At the moment I am running a 30" printer and my laminator has pretty much had it so I need a new one. I am hoping to upgrade my printer to a 54" or 60" within the next 6-12 months. I am thinking of biting the bullet now and buying a wider laminator in time for the printer upgrade at a later date.

Is this something you would recommend or is there another way? Am I likely to damage the rollers due to prolonged use of feeding through narrower materials?

Any advice/opinions welcome.

Owen
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Post Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:40 am

cant see a problem Owen, with narrower materials I place it in the centre so pressure is even.

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Post Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:24 pm

Re: Using narrow material on a wide laminator

OwenTaylor wrote:Am I likely to damage the rollers due to prolonged use of feeding through narrower materials?

Nah. We do it all the time. :D

As Peter says, put it through thew middle. With some laminators you have to do that anyway because the rollers are not perfectly straight. They are designed to be slightly thicker in the centre, and taper off towards the ends, to help straight running. If you try laminating on the edge of one of those it will run off line very quickly.
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Post Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:28 am

Thanks to Peter and John. It's great to have access to such a wealth of information!

Much appreciated.

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