Autobond (Booth #112) will demonstrate the company's most popular machine worldwide, the Mini 76 thermal film laminator, equipped with an in-line inkjet spot UV (SUV) machine and a high-speed flying knife cross cutter, neither of which has been exhibited in North America before. The resulting configuration—the Mini 76x105 TH-CC with a 52 SUV—is comprised of a one-sided, thermal thin film, sheet-fed laminator equipped with a Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 feed-head, a highly accurate flying knife cross-cutter, and spot UV varnishing machine.
Capable of producing applications with stunning gloss effects and braille-like feel, the technology uses inkjet print heads to spot print UV varnish in-line with lamination, in a single pass. It can also be ordered as an offline unit with a top loading suction drum hopper feeder or optional rising pile Heidelberg Speedmaster feed head.
The flying knife cutter is available in widths of 30" or 41". Capable of running Polypropylene (OPP), Polyester (PET), and nylon applications, the cutter uses an arrowhead blade to physically cut the film along the under lap line at up to 200 fpm with great accuracy, leaving a clean edge. It can also be adapted to run two-sided thick film applications, edge seal, and flush cut, or for pressure-sensitive applications such as floor and window graphics, magnet lamination, and metalized film.
Please note the Autobond stand will be closed on Sunday, September 8.