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  • Printing Rollups – No Lamination

  • Adam Zeit

    June 10, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Does anyone print rollups without lamination? I have a 100 rollup order and I want to try and print it on a special paper that doesn’t need lamination (syntethic). Which one do you use? Does it look good?

  • Robert Lambie

    June 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    i dont print onto paper for roll-ups. i use a grey backed polyester film.
    in all the years we have printed roll-ups i have never laminated them and never had a single problem.

    that said, i know many do laminate…

  • KevinGaffney

    June 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Same as Robert, we never laminate. Rollups are relatively cheap here and wouldn’t justify laminating. Never had a problem either. Only tip, I always give them a strong 24 hours to fully cure, less chance of damage when fitting into device

  • Adam Zeit

    June 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Rob, Kevin, Thanks a lot.

    Do you know how thick is the material (micron?) you use?

    Don’t the edges (sides) of the material roll outside when the rollup is open?

  • Mike Grant

    June 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Metamark do a material that has a satin finish that doesn’t need laminating but looks like its laminated. Found this out just after buying a roll from Hexis 🙄 not that I laminate them anyway. 😳

  • David Rowland

    June 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    i use layflat banner material.. love it

  • Nicola McIntosh

    June 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    depends on what the customer wants to pay for, some want lamination and some don’t, I think the finished product looks brilliant with anti-scuff on them, totally protects and gives a nice finish without any finger prints on them 😀


  • David Rowland

    June 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    i had this argument at work not long back… i think it is completely daft to laminate a roller banner that is going to spend it’s life mainly curled up, when u unwind it after say storage for weeeks, i think you have more hassle with it.

    I correct myself… its called "SoFlat" banner material… is lovely and really is good in roll up cassettes and curl is slightly there.

  • Adam Zeit

    June 11, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Thanks a lot.
    I’ll definitely buy a roll to try it out. Normaly we use 130gsm paper with 2 side 75 micron lamination for our rollups, however i tend to simplify this process and try the soflat material you’ve all recommended.

  • Mark Latchford

    June 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    We use a textured material from Papergraphics which doesn’t need laminating and comes on a 50metre roll instead of the usual 30m called
    SV-TRU220 – grey backed textured roll-up banner film 220mic
    It only csots £125 – 68p per roll of 914mm x 50m. It give a really good finish and you can bareley tell that the finished item isn’t laminated

  • Chris Wool

    June 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    thanks for that mark, if using ecosolmax inks whats the drying time like please.

  • Mark Latchford

    June 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    We leave about 1 hour Chris but have finished printing and put in the cassette straight away with no problems

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