Hot Roll Laminating
Heated roll laminating is the process of heated rollers being used to melt glue extruded onto lamination film. This film is in turn applied to a substrate such as paper or card using pressure rollers. Embellishing and/or protecting printed documents or images is the main purpose of a heated roll laminator. These machines can vary in size from office based pouch laminators to industrial sized machines, such as the ones offered by U.S. Laminating Corp. The industrial machine models are typically used for high quality and high quantity output by printers or print finishers.
Uses and Applications
Whether small office or industrial machines their primary function is to embellish or protect printed works. Such laminators are used to apply varying thicknesses of lamination film onto substrates such as paper or fabrics. The main advantage of using heated roll laminators is the speed of which the process is completed. as they use heated rollers or heated shoes to melt the glue. This glue is then applied to lamination film. The process of heating the glue prior to applying the film to a substrate allows for a faster application of the film. The laminates used are generally cheaper to manufacture than cold roll laminates, often as much as half the cost depending on the comparison made.
During the lamination process, roll laminators usually use two rolls. One roll is on top and one roll is on the bottom. These rolls then slide onto metal bars, which are then placed in the machine and feed through it. The most common core size found on lamination film in the USS is typically one inch. For larger format laminators, a larger core is used. This diameter is usually 2.25 to 3 inches. The film is usually available in 1.5, 3, 5, 7, and 10 mil thicknesses. The thicker film is indicated by the higher numbers.
Here are a few items that are created by using heated roll laminators:
- Paperback Book Covers
- Magazine Covers
- In-Shop Displays
Our quality hot roll laminating services will get the job done in an efficient and reliable manner.
Trusted Laminating Services
U.S. Laminating Services is a a trusted supplier of quality hot roll laminating materials. We ship our products nationwide, so no matter where your business is, we can help. We have years of experience in the industry and our expert staff can help you with any questions or concerns you may have about our lamination services. Please contact us today and call 631-567-0300. We have years of experience in the industry and can answer any questions you may have about our products and services.