I’ve been on trips to the factories for photo & video shooting for the new products we are launching at Drupa.
Today, I’d like to share some updates for the U-Coater Plus, which is an automatic air-suction feed, tabletop type laminator & foil fuser. My colleague Ryo introduced this machine on a previous post (Which do you need, laminating or foiling? – the best answer is BOTH.), and have had great responses.
The one of the features that makes U-Coater Plus special is the automatic air-suction feeder. Of course there are several machines featuring automatic air-suction feeder already out the market, but these are likely to be larger format, longer run and bigger footprint. Since the U-Coater Plus is specialized in finishing digital prints, it is capable to finish SRA3 size stock automatically, and with shorter setup time. Even if you already have a standalone laminator, U-Coater Plus can do several different jobs while the bigger laminator is working on longer-run job. If a customer ask for 100pcs of laminated business cards, just print 5 sheets of 21up business cards, put them into the U-Coater Plus, and finish them off with AeroCut. This is truly digital, on-demand workflow.
Ease of setting is another thing to highlight. The feeder unit can be taken off by sliding the unit along the rail. This helps film setting and maintenance easily done.
The machine has inner cores (unwinding & rewinding) and when a foil roll is set it looks as it shows on the above image. Film roll setting is extremely easy… stay tuned to our website for the new video that I’m working on.
While the inner cores are for our dedicated films, we offer an external roll holder as shown on the above image. This unit can hold 1″ and 2″ cores, up to 320mm width film rolls. Of course we recommend our specialized films, but thanks for this unit, U-Coater Plus can be used as an “universal” laminator.
Spending enormous time on verification, I can tell you that automatic feeder is a premier…
Again, don’t forget to check it out at Hall 8B, A22 in Drupa 2016!
(Written by Yasto)