my invisible text
Categories
  • TIMELINE

Seal laminator calibration

<<

Cheryl Smith

User avatar

Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts: 2814

Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:47 pm

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:50 pm

Seal laminator calibration

Ive always had issues with my seal laminator...is there a necessity with these machines to be calibrated?...if so, anyone in SE Kent?
thanks for any feedback
Cheryl
<<

Vic Adair

User avatar

3 Star Contributor

Posts: 242

Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2001 1:00 am





Post Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:24 am

Re: Seal laminator calibration

Hi Cheryl, I'm assuming your talking about the sensor on the machine and it keeps stopping? If so you need to open the side panel up, the one next to the pressure wheel, and inside you will see the pick up sensor. You can slightly adjust this. We discovered that it had moved out a touch and by just moving it back in a little then it worked fine. Hope i'm making sense here :)

Regards
<<

Cheryl Smith

User avatar

Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts: 2814

Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:47 pm

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:20 pm

Re: Seal laminator calibration

Hi Vic...sorry i was not making myself clear...it could be an idea to take photos of what is going on. ..
The long and short of it is that I can't go beyond 2.5meters without the print starting to gather on one side..ending in creases which basically ruin the run and I have to reprint some and make joins....
I find this most likely to happen quickly (within 1.5-2 meters) of using a thin material such as wrap...3m or oracle, ...using ion or such which has a thick backing/material,laminate not starting to gather until about 2.5meters...its enough to make laminating time stressful to say the least.
thanks for your response
Cheryl
<<

Kevin Busby

User avatar

4 Star Contributor

Posts: 367

Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:02 pm

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:28 pm

Re: Seal laminator calibration

Hi Cheryl

I really cannot help with the seal laminator but I had exactly the same problem with our Easymount for months without resolve until a engineer doing something else showed me how to calibrate it correctly. It was certainly not covered in the instruction video.

Hopefully yours will be adjustable as well but it certainly cured the problem after adjustment.

Kev
<<

Hugh Potter

User avatar

Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts: 8488

Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:43 am

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:31 pm

Re: Seal laminator calibration

do you run a liner paper through at the same time?

Some laminators have a proper bar for this which feeds blank liner paper through (basically it prevents laminate sticking to the bottom roller when doing items narrower than the laminate).

I ask because - I made my own - very heath robinson affair, which keeps a roll of backing paper (from the last full take up roll) below the laminator and feeds through with whatever I'm laminating, if for any reason this isn't fixes 100% level, it skews slightly and can pull the laminate across, which will result in a kink. Eventually I get it bang on and can continue to run print after print - once I reach this stage I never cut off the laminate, it's always ready to feed as the liner paper is there to prevent it sticking on the bottom roller.

Another thing to do it to play with the tension of the laminate roller, too tight or loose can cause isues too. even sometimes how the actual laminate roll was slit down can have an affect that will leave you cursing for hours!


I don't know if this makes any sense what-so-ever!! I'll text you a photo to show how mine is set up..
<<

Cheryl Smith

User avatar

Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts: 2814

Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:47 pm

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:40 pm

Re: Seal laminator calibration

Thank you everyone....It does not seem to be because the laminate is sticking to the roller...I have the material going in parallel....ive tried all sorts...putting in card first then taping material to it so it is flat as you like...I don't know where to start with adjusting it...the rollers weigh a tonne...rather have someone who knows what they are doing or at least proper instruction...
<<
User avatar

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 68

Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:19 am

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:04 pm

Re: Seal laminator calibration

Hi Cheryl,

We’ve got a Seal 62c, we’ve had it for over 2 year. Laminating has always been very stressful. One minute it works the next your tearing your hair out as you’ve done 3 reprints and the laminator keeps destroying it :banghead: .

Sounds like the rollers are not balance, too much pressure on one side. If you give Colourgen a call and they will get it sorted for you and show you how to adjust it.No more reprints and shorter turn around.

You can also tape the vinyl to foam board and put it through, if the engineer can‘t get to you for a wile. Works well if the vinyl is the same length as he foam board.

Do you move yours around?

Hope this helps.
<<

Cheryl Smith

User avatar

Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts: 2814

Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:47 pm

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:51 pm

Re: Seal laminator calibration

Thanks Seun
i will give them a call...
do I move it around?...it might have been where it fell off the lorry of the guy I bought it off... :roll: :roll:
<<

Kevin Flowers

User avatar

Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts: 3218

Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2003 11:30 am

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:23 pm

Re: Seal laminator calibration

one problem that people over look that causes a lot of problems with laminators is if they are sitting level. Your floor may look level but if it isn't then it will cause the machine frame to twist which it will do because of their weight, then you will always have problems laminating. Ideally long spirit level and check the floor over the distance of the foot print of the machine if there is a variance from side to side or back and front or even diagonally this may cause you problems. Hope this may help, it is always worth checking same can happen with printers etc

Kev
<<

Cheryl Smith

User avatar

Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts: 2814

Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:47 pm

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:35 pm

Re: Seal laminator calibration

I went rushing down to see if that were the case Kevin...alas ...floor perfectly level...

Return to General Printing Topics



Who is online

Registered users:
tapatest

 

About
Contact
Board Rules
Membership
Terms & Conditions

 

Signapp - iPhone & iPad
Signapp - Android
Vehicle Wrap Training
Vinyl Application Training
Vehicle Wrap Accreditation
UK Sign Group
Site Membership
Advertising
Videos
British Signs & Graphics Assoc.

 

 Facebook
 Twitter
 Youtube
 Linkedin

 

Who is Online

In total there are 62 users online ::
4 registered, 0 hidden and 58 guests
[based on past 5 minutes]

Most users ever online was
370 on Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:02 pm

Registered users:
tapatest

Copyright © 2000 - 2019 Robert Lambie