Drytac's VersaCoater XL 60 with new roll to roll option can perform liquid lamination at 300 square feet per minute at fewer than four cents a square foot.
"When laminating large UV print jobs, our customers are faced with very tight deadlines and the 60 and 80-inch XL's are currently the only wide format UV coater on the market that can handle this", says Drytac President, Marc Oosterhuis. "The material goes straight from the client's printer to the liquid laminator and in no time they're able to get the whole job printed, coated and delivered to the customer."
The roll to roll option was first introduced at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) tradeshow held in October. According to Jim Tatum, vice president of Drytac's liquid coating division, the feature has received much interest. "We've made several other upgrades to the VersaCoater line recently, but the roll-to-roll feature has received the most attention." "When economic times are difficult, everyone is trying to get a competitive edge and reducing cost while increasing speed is one reason why people will still make this type of investmet."