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  • Material wrinkling when using “Rollover” table

     David Stevenson updated 1 week ago 4 Members · 6 Posts
  • David Stevenson

    Member
    June 9, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Hi, can anyone advise me as to why we’re getting creases when laminating / applying application tape using our rollover table? It’s really starting to drive us insane. Anything longer than a couple of foot and you run a risk of your material getting destroyed. We’ve tried changing the position we put the application tape on the holder, tried material straight from the cutter / printer so it hasn’t been sitting overnight, going fast, going slow, basically anything we can think of. The attached pics show what is happening to the material before the creases appear. Any ideas?

    Thanks

  • Jamie Wood

    Member
    June 10, 2021 at 7:11 am

    We do ours so that the tape goes around the roller, so that it’s tensioned, not straight from the app tape roll to under the roller, if this makes sense. Can you put the mounts on the opposite side of the roller? If not, you could just turn the app tape roll around.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by  Jamie Wood.
  • Peter Cassidy

    Member
    June 11, 2021 at 8:54 am

    is the room your working in cold? this can happen if so.
    also, is your cutting matt heavily used and cut on?

  • Pane Talev

    Member
    June 11, 2021 at 9:23 am

    To me this is alignment issue. Something is not as flat as it suppose to be. Maybe the rubber mat needs changing? Or some screws needs tightening on the frame?

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by  Pane Talev.
    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by  Pane Talev.
    • Jamie Wood

      Member
      June 11, 2021 at 10:19 am

      It’s where the paper tape is expanding. If you wrap the tape around the roller, and apply in the opposite direction, it will sort this out.

  • David Stevenson

    Member
    June 11, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Thanks for the advice guys. We noticed on the Rollover that one of the media holder brackets wasn’t sitting properly in the machine when the weight of the roll was on it so we’ve fitted them in place with a couple of small screws. We’ve also changed how we load the roll as suggested by Jamie. The room it’s in would be a normal unheated warehouse although all materials and printers in a separate room with dehumidifier running constantly. We ordered a replacement cutting mat yesterday as the one we have is a few years old. Everything’s aligned prior to rolling as much as we possibly can. Hopefully these things together will solve our problem, only time will tell. It’s very frustrating at the minute 🙁 Will let you know how we get on

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