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March '20

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5 6 • M A R C H 2 0 2 0 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S quickly instead of having to wait for a few hours or a whole day for them to dissipate on their own. Another key feature of the Rollsroller is an anti-static system. "We're unique on that," says Cutrone, adding that the anti-static system can be mounted to the glide beam, which helps when a shop produces things like film on acrylic where there is a lot of static in the actual materials. Cutrone believes there is a huge value proposition in purchasing a flatbed appli- cator, no matter where it is used. It is par- ticularly helpful for shops that are invest- ing $100,000 for a flatbed printer and they need a really good, fast roll device. Rollsroller offers a return on invest- ment calculator on its website where shops can plug in the numbers to see if purchas- ing a flatbed applicator makes sense. To compete in the portable finishing table market, Rollsroller recently intro- duced the Roll- X system, which can turn at a 90-degree angle and go through a 45-inch doorway. It is welded steel and fully assembled, he says. The best feature of its finishing tables is its construction, Cutrone says. The tables are welded steel with a traverse glide beam and anti-static system. "Quite frankly, I don't think anybody else has that feature," he says. The tables also feature adjustable height and heated rollers. The company can also install a sec- ond beam on the table if required. That means that on an 18' table, two opera- tors could be working on the table at the same time. Rollsroller can also make finishing tables in custom sizes. The largest table is 10' wide by 40' long. K a l a F i n i s h i n g S y s t e m s ' K a l a AppliKator has a roller made of high- resistance silicon, not rubber, so that adhesive material won't stick to its sur- face for easier operation and less waste, says Frank Romanello, vice president of sales for Kala Finishing Systems. Kala Finishing Systems' Kala AppliKator has a roller made of high-resistance silicon, not rubber, so that adhesive material won't stick to its surface for easier operation and less waste, says Frank Romanello, vice president of sales for Kala Finishing Systems. One of the unique features of the Kala AppliKator is its roller elevation system where pressure on the roller is provided by rapid action motors located on both sides of the machine. "This unique elevation sys- tem includes a safety laser sensor that detects the media or any obstacle and slows down before touching the sub- strate. The roller lands smoothly on the surface, including the most fragile mate- rials like foam centered boards," he says. Kala's finishing table is a modular design, meaning that shops can make it as long or as short as they want just by adding sections or taking them away. Because of its modular construction, it is cheaper to ship. It comes with a PVC cutting mat that covers the entire surface of the table and it is antistatic and phthalate free. The Kala AppliKator uses the same 65" shaft that is used on the Kala 1650 laminator or KalaXY automatic trimmer. If a client already has one of the other two machines, it offers "significant time saving in handling your rolls of media from one finishing stage to another," Romanello says. The table also offers three pressure settings, low, medium and high to repro- duce consistent quality without guessing and relying on the pressure provided by the compressor itself. An added feature of the table is its detection laser which slows the roller's downward cycle, minimizing the operator's risk of having their fingers or hands trapped under the roller's pres- sure. "If the pressure adjustment button is released prior to achieving full pressure the roller goes up instantly," Romanello says. SDG The Gfp FT 60 can be rolled up to any laminator to directly accept the finished graphics.

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