UV Coating or Laminating?
Aug22

UV Coating or Laminating?

UV coating along with digital printing has revolutionized the printing industry. Digital printing gives printers the ability to offer short run projects with the obvious benefits that digital printing brings like variable data, a variety of colors, substrates, and finishes. As a print shop, should you invest in a UV coating operation, or consider continuing with a roll laminating operation? Where does the future lie and where can you...

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Educational Roll Laminator: Phoenix 2700-DH
Jul25

Educational Roll Laminator: Phoenix 2700-DH

As we were talking yesterday, the question asked, “do more schools use pouch laminators or educational roll laminators?” The answer is educational roll laminators are more popular now. Since ID Badge Printers have taken over the schools, pouch IDs no longer dominate the school system. So, most schools use roll laminators to protect their documents. A new addition to Lloyd’s lineup is the Phoenix 2700-DH. It is an affordable...

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Wide Format Laminators For Digital Print Shops
Jul18

Wide Format Laminators For Digital Print Shops

Dry Mounting System Wide Format Laminators Wide format laminators are designed for digital and inkjet printers.  As we all know by now, digital printing is great for short run jobs. Yet, as the technology improves and costs start to come down, we are starting to find more print shops moving away from traditional off-set printing to digital printing. Digital inks react differently to traditional finishing techniques like laminating or...

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Commercial Laminators: High Volume and High Quality
Apr25

Commercial Laminators: High Volume and High Quality

Commercial Laminators gives you a lot of flexibility in your print shop. You can offer a variety of finishes to help your customers stand out against their competition. The best marketers not only draw attention to themselves, but they also go a step beyond what their competitors are willing to do. Cheapest is not always the most efficient way to market and draw attention to yourself. Spending a little more than the competition can...

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Are GBC Machines Good Value in Binding Machines or Laminating Machines?
Mar28

Are GBC Machines Good Value in Binding Machines or Laminating Machines?

GBC Parts and Service In addition to sales of both Binding Machines and Laminating Machines, we get a lot of service requests. We get a lot of service requests for GBC binding machines which we gladly fix. The challenge most of the time is finding the parts. For their older machines that are no longer in their catalog, it is not easy to find the parts. GBC does not stock parts for machines that are no longer manufactured. It seems...

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Laminating Film: More Than Gloss
Jul12

Laminating Film: More Than Gloss

There are all kids of laminating film on the market today. You don’t have to just run gloss laminate. The challenge for most of your customers is helping them stand out above the competition. Consumers have so many distractions today that sometimes, you need a different approach to grab their attention. So, how can overlaminate film help them do this? Laminating film now comes in all kinds of textures. If people are overly stimulated...

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