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5 6 G R A P H I C S P R O A U G U S T 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M els can be up to 20' long. Some application tables also have storage capabilities beneath them, which is useful for a small shop. Graphic Finishing Partners' 60" finishing table offers different functionality on both sides. It can turn any roll laminator into a sign making, flatbed applicator for mounting or laminating rigid substrates and printed sheets. It combines a roller ball transfer table with a cutting surface, and the table folds up like a ping pong table when it isn't in use. A worktable isn't necessary if the lami- nated piece, like labels or stickers, needs to be cut out on a die cutter. The laminated material is just removed from the laminator and brought over to the die cutter where it is finished. Still, Bouchard adds that companies shouldn't consider either a laminator or an application table but should consid- er getting one of each as they comple- ment each other. While the roll-to-roll laminator is working on larger projects, unattended, the operator can be doing Top: Dust and dirt can get on your print and ruin your job, so make sure your work area around the laminator is clean and dust-free. (Image courtesy Kala Finishing Systems) Above: Companies shouldn't consider either a laminator or an applica - tion table but should consider getting one of each as they com- plement each other. (Image courtesy Graphic Finishing Partners)

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