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  • Gert du Preez

    June 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I dont think the laminator trick will cut it for curing…….

    I just stand mine on end for at least 12 hours. I have attached a photo of what happens if gassing is not complete before laminating……

    This job has been up for only 18 months. Been like this since 6 months after installation. (or so says the client, who only informed me recently)

    I left the prints on the printer before going home (about 25x prints 1200 x 1200mm)

    The next day while the guys were applicating, they spoiled 1 print. So I quickly re-printed, and laminated within the hour. This is how it now looks. The rest of the signs are still perfect.

    The "discolouration" you see around the printed areas is the result of gasses being trapped by the lamination, resulting in the brownish "soft shadow" :lol1: