At Labelexpo Americas 2018, Transcoat will unveil its new patent pending technology designed for label printers to make their own laminate.
The Transcoat labelstock laminator unwinds faceless rolls (consisting of adhesive and liner only) and laminates any face material (paper, film or other) to generate the final pressure sensitive construction. Faceless rolls are offered in different width and adhesive technologies (hotmelt, UV acrylic or emulsion acrylics). With a very small footprint, the Transcoat labelstock laminator is easy to use and does not require support from either highly skilled operators, quality control chemists or product development specialists. This technology pairs with a digital press and it also allows printers to reverse print clear facestocks before lamination and can even double side print on opaque material. This process keeps the digital press clean as only the facestock runs through it. The equipment can be fitted with a flexo, digital printing, die station or any other converting module.