Digital laminating has increased in importance since the turn of the millennia when the emergence of digital print engines really took hold in the print markets. Traditional style laminating films and roll laminating machines simply could not handle the output from digital print engines due to the way these machines applied the inks and toners to the media.
Huge changes in paper types and stocks also took place around the same time with coated and gloss stocks becoming more popular when used with digital print output. These two changes to the market lead the film and machine manufacturers to develop new specialist machinery, films, and techniques to enable the laminating process to still take place. Film such as Ultra Bond was introduced to the market and was quickly supported by the print machinery manufacturers as partner products guaranteeing adhesion to their print outputs.
During this period machinery also changed dramatically with manufacturers introducing digital laminating machines aimed at the short run markets with unique abilities such as sleeking and foiling possible on a single print if needed. Traditional foil stamping where you need to manufacture specialist die tools could easily be replaced whilst offering the exact same effect for a fraction of the cost.
TFP under the Gemini brand have created a new range of Digital Laminating Solutions with unique abilities in a compact desktop design. We have formed strong relationships with the market leaders within this field to ensure that the machinery and films that we offer provide you with an exceptional finish. TFP are offering their complete range of Gemini digital laminating machines as well as their range of films and printable media to customers across the UK & Europe. The Multi-Lam range has been designed to support digital output and each machine offers the latest sleeking and foiling applications directly out of the box.
The new F3 Auto Laminating range is going to break the laminating mold when it is launched late 2019, it incorporates many unique and patented features as well as a newly developed version of the high capacity digital vacuum feed head seen on other machines in our range. Unlike other automated laminating solutions currently available for the short run digital market which offer automated upgrades at significantly increased costs, the F3 Auto range will offer market leading capabilities with costs normally associated with semi-auto devices. This ability to package a machine with such features at incredible prices is not down to cutting quality corners, we have just taken the automated concept and simplified it in production, this in turn reduces manufacturing costs and we are passing those savings on to you the customer.
The F3 will be available in two formats, single side laminating with auto burst and double side laminating with auto cut. Both machines incorporate a pre-heat roller to activate the glue before the main pressure roller applies the film to the material and are capable of working with any film including our Digital UltraBond, you are not tied to any products with our machinery. The F3 also incorporates the same digital colour touch screen as our Gemini Guillotine range which is well proven and very easy to use.
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