Wide Format Roll Lamination: Superstick from D&K Product Review

What you can not do using a UV Coating Machine, you can still do using a wide format roll laminator. This week, we are taking a look at the D&K Superstick wide format roll lamination.How superstick wide format lamination works

Roll lamination can be used for the following applications,  including:

  • Books
  • Trade Lams
  • ID/Cards
  • Graphics
  • POP/Displays
  • Packaging
  • Signage
  • Floor Graphics

D&K has many wide format roll lamination. The SuperStick roll lamination uses their SuperStick adhesive technology which can be used in a liner less heat activated laminate. The advantage of the SuperStick product is your ability to use on sensitive prints because of its low activation temperatures. These adhesives activate iPicture of superstick wide format lamination samplesn the 150 degree-200 degree F range. This is perfect for digital prints like photo paper or other hard to stick applications. The SuperStick comes in a variety of applications including;

  • Gloss
  • Matte
  • Textured
  • Sandtex
  • Brushstroke
  • Canvas

 

They come in the following styles and thickness along with their specifications:

Superstick Heat Activated (HA) UV Vinyl Gloss Laminates in 3mil

Characteristics
Value
SKU PSG382033
PSG412033
PSG512033
Roll Size 38″x 200′
41”x 200’
51”x 200’
Application Gloss
Thickness 3 Mil
Film Type Vinyl
Release Liner None
pH Film: 7 Neutral
Adhesive Type Heat Assist
Recommended Speed 1-6 fpm
Core Size 3″
Winding Adhesive In

Superstick Heat Activated (HA) UV Vinyl Gloss Laminates in 5mil

Characteristics
Value
SKU PSG38205
PSG41205
PSG51205
Roll Size 38″x 200′
41”x 200’
51”x 200’
Application Gloss
Thickness 5 Mil
Film Type Vinyl
Release Liner None
pH Film: 7 Neutral
Adhesive Type Heat Assist
Recommended Speed 1-6 fpm
Core Size 3″
Winding Adhesive In

Superstick Heat Activated (HA) UV Vinyl Matte Laminates in 5mil

Characteristics
Value
SKU FGM250255
FGM38025
FGM41025
Roll Size 25″x 25′
38″x 200′
41”x 200’
Application Matte
Thickness 5 Mil
Film Type Vinyl
Release Liner None
pH Film: 7 Neutral
Adhesive Type Heat Assist
Recommended Speed 1-6 fpm
Core Size 3″
Winding Adhesive In

Superstick Heat Activated (HA) UV Vinyl Sandtex Laminates in 5mil

Characteristics
Value
SKU FGS250255
FGS38025
FGS51025
Roll Size 25″x 25′
38″x 200′
51”x 200’
Application Sandtex
Thickness 5 Mil
Film Type Vinyl
Release Liner None
pH Film: 7 Neutral
Adhesive Type Heat Assist
Recommended Speed 1-6 fpm
Core Size 3″
Winding Adhesive In

Superstick Heat Activated (HA) UV Vinyl Textured Laminates in 7 mil

Characteristics
Value
SKU FGK38205
FGK41205
FGK51205
Roll Size 38″x 200′
41”x 200’
51”x 200’
Application Textured
Thickness 7 Mil
Film Type Vinyl
Release Liner None
pH Film: 7 Neutral
Adhesive Type Heat Assist
Recommended Speed 1-6 fpm
Core Size 3″
Winding Adhesive In

Superstick Heat Activated (HA) UV Vinyl Canvas Laminates in 10mil

Characteristics
Value
SKU FGC382010
FGC412010
FGC512010
FGC612010
Roll Size 38″x 200′
41”x 200’
51”x 200’
61”x 200’
Application Canvas
Thickness 10 Mil
Film Type Vinyl
Release Liner None
pH Film: 7 Neutral
Adhesive Type Heat Assist
Recommended Speed 1-6 fpm
Core Size 3″
Winding Adhesive In

Superstick Heat Activated (HA) UV Vinyl Brushstroke Laminates in 10mil

Characteristics
Value
SKU FGB382010
FGB412010
FGB512010
FGB612010
Roll Size 38″x 200′
38″x 200′
41”x 200’
51”x 200’
61”x 200’
Application Brushstroke
Thickness 10 Mil
Film Type Vinyl
Release Liner None
pH Film: 7 Neutral
Adhesive Type Heat Assist
Recommended Speed 1-6 fpm
Core Size 3″
Winding Adhesive In

D&K is a leader in the wide format lamination and over laminates. You can

Commercial Printing Ink Continues To Lead Printing Industry Growth

Ink World published its Inkjet Report for 2013 highlighting the growth of inkjet technologies in digital print and its prospects moving forward. Commercial printing inks continue to lead the digital revolution that makes digital and wide format the new standard. There are still questions of the direction print will go as more technologies get introduced in marketing. For now, commercial printing inks are seeing more growth year over year.picture of prime ink tsunami eco 520 commercial printing ink

Commercial printing ink continues to grow. According to the Inkjet Report,

“In 2013, EFI sold more than a million liters of inkjet ink for the second consecutive year, and its VUTEk and Jetrion press lines continue to enjoy growth. Stephen Emery, vice president, ink business and Jetrion Industrial Inkjet, EFI, said that the first quarter of 2014 marked the 18th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth in inkjet ink sales for EFI, at 25% year over year growth.

“For us, 2013 marked our second consecutive year of over 1 million liters of ink sold. Ink sales are growing faster than equipment sales, which means our customers are consuming more ink across the board, in narrow web and wide format,” Emery added.

Sun Chemicals also boasted increase in sales, “Peter Saunders, business director – Digital, Sun Chemical, said that SunJet, the inkjet division of Sun Chemical, grew strongly in the past year, and widened its product and technology portfolio to meet the demands of existing and emerging markets.

“We have seen continued growth in wide and super-wide formats in the graphics market,” Saunders said. “Narrow web and label opportunities have increased as digital press capabilities are being realized. Imprinting and personalized print applications have grown in all geographies, and we have seen deployment of systems designed for commercial print and publication markets using aqueous ink technology. We have been able to capitalize on our vertically integrated strengths in aqueous and non-aqueous inkjet applications that leverage our technical expertise in pigments, dispersions, polymers and formulation chemistry know-how, combined with our understanding of print applications.”

And Dupont will not be left behind, ““The DuPont Digital Printing business enjoyed healthy growth in 2013 in several key market segments,” said Brian Albans, global business manager, DuPont Digital Printing. “We commercialized a new pigment ink technology platform for high speed commercial printing that enhanced color strength and productivity, and expanded our capabilities for future innovation with a new R&D facility in Japan. We expanded production at our Ft. Madison, IA facility in the U.S. and by building a new facility in Singapore to support the strong, continued growth in the Asia Pacific region.

“The strongest markets for digital printing include commercial, high-speed office, and emerging applications such as packaging,” Albans continued. “Many factors drive growth in these segments, such as greater demand for customization, shorter runs and the need for continued cost reductions.”

The future is bright for digital printing. All the ink producers anticipate commercial printing ink will reach year over year double digit growth. Packaging is leading the growth, but sheetfed applications will continue to see growth as well. Lloyds of Indiana carries a large selection of commercial printing inks that are compatible with the most popular wide format printers including Mimaki, HP, Mutoh and Roland.

Commercial Roll Lamination: Pressure Sensitive Lamination from D&K Product Review

We just received some new commercial roll lamination from D&K. It is their Brilliance line of Pressure Sensitive UV Vinyl Lamination. We talk a lot abut UV Coating here. The Brilliance line of roll lamination from D&K provides a good alternative if you have a commercial roll laminator. The applications are best for those items that will be exposed to sunlight or indoor light. The UV inhibitors and vinyl construction make this lamination perfect to overlay outdoor signs, stickers or magnets.

It comes with the following finishes:

  • GlossD&K Brilliance Gloss UV Vinyl Laminate
  • Luster
  • Matte
  • Canvas
  • Window Mount Adhesive

This commercial roll lamination film comes in 3mil thickness except for the canvas which is 4 mil. The cost per square foot ranges between .50-.80 depending on the roll you pick. These UV inhibitors work great for signs, retail advertising, transit graphics, trade show graphics, posters and digital art.

Gloss (UV) Vinyl – 3 milD&K Brilliance Luster Vinyl UV Pressure Sensitive Laminate

This gloss finish is a bright glossy finish. It does a great job of pulling out the colors in the document. It has UV inhibitors which provides your document protection from indirect sunlight and indoor lighting. It hardly feels like the document is laminated, nor does it look like lamination.

Luster (UV) Vinyl – 3 mil

Luster is a blend of gloss and matte. There is very little reflection off the laminate. There are times when the low glare finish is needed. Luster makes the document appear elegant and rich. The really cool thing is it does not look like the document is laminated.

Matte (UV) Vinyl – 3 milD&K Brilliance Pressure Sensitive UV Matte Vinyl Laminate

Matte is a perfect application to soften your image and reduce glare. Again, the application does not feel like you have a laminate over your document. A great application of the matte lamination is trade show signage where glare from overhead lighting can become an issue. Like all the pressure sensitive Brilliance line, the UV inhibitors help protect images from indirect sunlight and indoor lighting.

Canvas (UV) Vinyl – 4 mil

Want to make an image look like a painting? The Canvas lamination makes a picture look like it is on canvas. It has the D&K Brilliance Pressure Sensitive UV Canvas Vinyl Laminatereflection of the luster lamination as a blend of gloss and matte.

All the Brilliance pressure sensitive commercial roll lamination film is available at www.lloydsofindiana.com.

Binding Machines That Can Make Your Customers Look Like A Million Bucks

Document binding can make your customer look great

Part of your job as a print shop owner is to help your customers using media to present themselves in a good light. A good presentation can be the difference between landing a big account or landing a small account. Here are some machines you may want to consider using:

1. Rhin-O-Tuff Commercial Binding Machinesrhin-o-tuff od4000 commercial punch machine

Rhin-O-Tuff has a large selection of commercial binding machines. The advantage of the Rhin-O-Tuff is the multi-die system which enables you to punch binding comb, binding coil or binding wire holes. They even have more speciality dies that allow you to bind large manuals or 3 ring binders. If you need Velo Bind punch, the Rhin-O-Tuff supports that too. They are heavy duty and last a long time. If you are a small print shop, we recommend you start out with the Rhin-O-Tuff Onyx OD4000 punch machine. If you decided to upgrade your machine to the bigger ones, the dies you purchase for the OD4000 goes with you.

2. MasterBind USA Binding Machines

MasterBind is a great system to have. If you purchased a Rhin-O-Tuff machine, you can use the MasterBind system in conjunction with it. The MasterBind commercial binding machine allows you to customize your customer’s presentation cover for their prospects. They have a pouch lamination cover system that can be punched for both wire and plastic spiral binding. it allows your customemasterbind usa multiple binding samplesr to print a custom cover that can be specific to their prospect and in color. It is a hard bound cover that makes their presented material look custom manufactured, yet a very reasonable cost. They also have some leather covers that can embossed or printed with lettering.

Binding can be done with either wire, coil or the MasterBind channel system which are almost impossible to break free. MasterBind USA allows for creative document creation for presentations, waiting room portfolios, or manuals.

The combination of Rhin-O-Tuff and MasterBind USA gives you the ability to tackle any binding request from your customers. It also allows you to add more value to your customers by helping them understand how to best use document binding to promote their business.

MBM 407A Automatic Programmable Tabletop Folder

mbm 407a automatic paper folder

Automated Folding Saves You Time

If you’re looking for an extremely versatile tabletop folder, you’re looking for the 407A Automatic Programmable model from MBM. This model has six standard folds pre-programmed, but allows for 27 custom folds to be stored in its memory, ready to recall at any time.

Other than its robust memory, the MBM 407A paper folder  is very similar to the 307A. It accepts 450 sheets at a time at up to 11″ x 17″ in size. It folds more than 11,000 per hour, and it features an automatic feed table ensures optimum feed pressure, so there are very few jams or adjustments for paper stock.

The self-setting exit rollers ensure smooth ejection of folded paper and keep everything in neat sequential order. Check out the 407A Automatic Programmable Tabletop Folder for easy maintenance, durable all-metal construction, and the availability of an optional perforator or scorer.

The 407A Automatic Programmable Tabletop Folder is $4,139  at Lloyd’s.  We’ll throw in free shipping and a gift with your purchase.

For more information on the MBM 407A Automatic Programmable Tabletop Folder or to place an order, please visit the Lloyd’s website.

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