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  • Laminator calibration, advice needed please?

     Pane Talev updated 2 months ago 5 Members · 9 Posts
  • Pane Talev

    Member
    September 30, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Good evening all

    Several years ago I had a Kala laminator.

    I could only laminate 2-3 meters. It was not calibrated well.

    I sold it to a chap in Dublin. He organised transport. He knew what he was buying.

    A few days later he wrote to me:

    “I had a friend engineer over, he calibrated the laminator and we just laminated 9m print.”

    My current laminator need such an engineer or help how to do it.

    Please advise if you have an idea.

  • Leslie Anderson

    Member
    October 1, 2021 at 8:42 am

    I didn’t know a laminator may need to be calibrated to get it to run straight. i just thought i was terrible at laminating! 🤣
    will calibrating help with creases, bubbles and long strands of hair getting stuck under the vinyl too? 😬😳🤣

    • David Stevenson

      Member
      October 1, 2021 at 9:06 am

      Be careful Leslie you’re not setting the rollers to tight. They should lowered until they just grip the material and don’t slip. Been too tight will cause a pile of problems on it’s own never mind the hair. Think of that as leaving your DNA for future generations.

      Which laminator are you using out of interest?

  • Martin Cole

    Member
    October 1, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Its a good question Payne, and will be interested how they can be calibrated,

    If I could have picked the laminator up and chucked it out of the window over the years I would have done… many times

  • David Stevenson

    Member
    October 1, 2021 at 9:03 am

    We used to have terrible problems getting our Easymount EM-S1600H to run straight. It turned out the problem was staring us right in the face. Basically what was wrong was the the stand and the laminator weren’t sitting square. The laminator which was a separate unit was pushed back slightly on one side. This meant when the roll was fitted onto the mandrel on the stand the material wasn’t been fed straight into the machine. We squared them up and used VHB tape to keep them in place. This instantly fixed 99% of our laminating problems and is possibly something you should have a look at.

    Davy

    • Pane Talev

      Member
      October 1, 2021 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks David. I will try moving the laminator a little and see if things improve.

  • Pane Talev

    Member
    October 1, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Recently I flooded quite a lot of 7mm dibond panels on my laminator. Maybe that caused the problem. This week, I can barely laminate 2 meter print.

  • Jamie Wood

    Member
    October 1, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    We used to use Simon from Laaco when we had our Seal laminator. Also had Paper Graphics once or twice. Not sure if they would come out to Europe though. Do you have a local supplier who might be able to help?

    • Pane Talev

      Member
      October 1, 2021 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks Jamie. With this post I want to know if is done as a normal service and how it is done, so I can attempt this myself, if easy off course.

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