Which do you need, laminating or foiling? – the best answer is BOTH.
Digital finishing can add some values to the products like Business card, Post card, Calendars and so on. What kinds of added value you can give? I would like to introduce two kinds of added value in this topic.
First is – the Foiling.
Finishing with foil can give a sense of luxury to products. In these days, it is used for invitations for marriage ceremony and graduation party, logo of brand in notebook, some kinds of graphics like stars on the poster, etc. There are variety of use are supposed. At the same time, it makes them also impressive. Foiled products are really attractive for us. This kind of metallic gloss can never been produced by just printing.
This kind of foil finishing does not need the hot metal stamp. This stamp cost you by each design. And accuracy is not always good because most cases are operated manually.
Second is – the Lamination.
Laminating also give products added value. Its glossy surface looks sophistication. For example, let’s think about business card. If you got such kind of laminated card, what do you think? If you receive the greeting card, what do you feel? These examples mean lamination can give this kind of added value.
Another added value is – to protect. In case without lamination, letters or graphics on surface of products can be vanished gradually. With lamination, we could prevent products like book cover, package of cosmetics etc. from degradation.
And also, lamination could make them stronger. Let’s think about product handled by many people: Menu for restaurant. Thanks to its strength it could not be teared off by hand. This is also an effective added value to papers.
In our printing market, these kinds of coating machines always give us above added value. But usually, if you would like to make laminated and foiled products, we have to purchase them separately: Foiling and Laminating. We UCHIDA are going to enter this market with our U-Coater Plus. This model can laminate, foiling, over coating and toner burnishing by one unit.
Nowadays, this kind of Multi-coating machine is getting famous and popular in the market because of its flexibility. But they are usually standalone type and its dimension is approximately 700 – 800 mm widths and 1,700 – 1,800 mm length. As they are standalone model, their height is around 1,400 mm. It means, in order to manage this unit, you need to keep much large space in your office or shop. Meantime, U-Coater Plus must save spaces. It has only 560mm * 1,337 mm footprint, and thanks to its compact and tabletop model, you can manage it with ease and less space. And its friendly touch screen makes your operation easier and intuitive!
How about power consumption? Standalone laminator machine usually requires over 2500W. U-Coater Plus needs only 700W and does not require special infrastructure like air compressor or optional blower. Please think if you operate machine 8 hours/ day. This difference must be great advantage.
Surprisingly, although it is tabletop model, it has a blower and automatic paper feeding system! In addition, it can cut laminate film automatically. All you need is to stack papers and adjusting table. After that, you need not operate nearby U-Coater Plus, and can get perfect laminated sheets. Of course, it also stops working automatically after all stacked sheets are finished.
|Functions||Paper surface coating + foil sleeking
+ laminating (optional)
|Feed||Air suction semi-auto feed with upper belt|
|Paper size||210x148mm - 330x600mm
(Laminating: 297x210mm - 330x600mm)
|Paper weight||110 - 400gsm|
With UCHIDA, your future of business must be bright!
(Written by Ryo)