With proper webbing of the laminator, issues like film drift, wrinkling, bubbles and other
defects can be eliminated which can be a direct result of operating the laminator. The
steps below will help the operator to be aware of mistakes, correct problems, or start the
webbing process over before committing to laminating a print. Our goal is to spend a
little extra time in the beginning in order to help eliminate issues in the end. The last
thing we want to do is reprint a job because it was lost in the lamination process.
Royal Sovereign Laminators are supplied with a top Release Liner Take-Up which is used
as a separator for Pressure Sensitive films. These films are comprised of a sandwich
made up a three layers, film, adhesive and release liner. During the laminating process,
the release liner must be separated from the adhesive-backed film before it reaches the
nip of the main film rollers. In doing so, the film’s adhesive is exposed in order for it to
be applied to the surface of your graphic.
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Remove the feed table, document guide and clear safety cover from the laminator.
Load and center the laminate on the top supply shaft and separate the release linear from
the lamination film. Tape the release linear to the take-up shaft core. Use three to four
pieces of tape in this process so that the release liner is securely fastened to the core
while making sure that film is tight against the idol roller and take-up core. The exposed
laminate should be draped over the top and bottom feed rollers.
Open the laminator feed rollers to the proper gap so that they will accept the thickness of
a leader board. This roller adjustment is accomplished by adjusting the handle on the
right side of the laminator. A stiff substrate about 3mm thick will work the best. Push
the leader board evenly through the laminate and into the laminating rollers. The leader
board should be as wide or wider then the lamination film that is loaded on the laminator
and at least twelve inches wide. This will assure even tension on the width of the film.
The laminate should be tight against the top roller at this point.
Replace the feed table, document guide and clear safety cover.