Karlville, the manufacturer of the popular Pack Ready Laminator for HP Indigo, has launched a new piece of equipment that combines both thermal and solventless adhesive lamination technologies.
The current Pack Ready Laminatior for HP Indigo has been developed for label converters entering the flexible packaging space as a simple, low waste, zero cure time and high lamination bond strength option.
Solventless technology has been the main, cost effective alternative allowing fabricating pre-laminates in-house, however, it requires curing times along other complexities. By combining thermal and solventless technologies Karville hopes to empower converters to innovate and to expand flexible packaging business into digital and short runs.
‘Our new thermal and solventless laminator, allows customers to have the best of both worlds to compete at all levels with luxury finishes and pre-laminates price,’ said Raul Matos, vice president of sales and marketing at Karlville. ‘For label printers entering space, the new laminator will allow to lower risk of startup as well as prepare to compete with conventional solventless dedicated converters.
‘For large multinational converters, the Combi brings innovation as the supply chain for thermal is ample and diverse. It allows you to have a clear path for growth. We are really excited to bring this new laminator to the market as it will certainly satisfy a need within the converter community.’
Currently in beta testing at customer site, the machine developed and manufactured in partnership with Webcontrol, is able to process web widths between 330mm and 800mm, specifically designed for both HP Indigo 6900 and HP Indigo 20000.