Sign & Digital Graphics

February '20

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2 6 • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • S D G • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Paula Aven Gladych is a writer based in Denver and has been covering the signage and graph- ics industry since 2014. L aminators are more important than ever despite advances in printing tech- nology. There's always a good reason to laminate a finished print, particularly if it will be subjected to the elements outdoors or be situated in a location with full sun. Laminators have generally stayed the same over the past 20 years. Martin Kim, graphics marketing and sales assistant at Royal Sovereign, says that most of the changes have been "quality of life things rather than performance." If a print shop is considering buying a laminator for the first time, here are some of the must have features they should consider. Shops that run a lot of material through their laminator should consider getting one with a rear windup assembly Quality-of-life additions for a sign-shop staple B Y P A U L A A V E N G L A D Y C H An example of anti-graffiti lamination at a bus stop. Image courtesy of Drytac. TOP TOP Laminator Features The Galaxy laminator from CWT.

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