Common Roll Laminator Problems And Their Cause


If you are fighting with your roll laminators to get a high-quality lamination job, then you have come to the right place! Listed below are the most common roll laminator problems, short explanations about their root cause, and how you can fix the problems:

Laminated Surface Rolls or Curls

If your roll laminator is producing prints which are curling or rolling, then the feed speed is likely set too high. By lowering the feed speed setting, you can stop the prints from curling.

Curling can also be caused by back rollers that have their tension level set too high. Reducing the back roller tension can stop the curling problem.

Laminated Surface is Cloudy

If your laminated surface appears cloudy, then the temperature setting is set too low. The cloudiness is caused by the inability of the lamination material to completely melt before application. To fix this problem, simply turn up the temperature setting on your machine. Make sure that you wait a few minutes before attempting to laminate, to give the machine a chance to heat.

Laminated Product Contains Dust Particles

If your laminated product contains dust particles between the lamination material's surface and the paper, then you should check the PCR roller for damage. If the PCR roller is damaged or spent, then you should replace it with a new one. The new roller will collect all of the dust off of your print surfaces before they are laminated.

Printed Surface Color is Not Vibrant

If your roll laminator is not giving a vibrant color result, then you should check to make sure that the printing temperature is set at a high enough level. A low setting will result in images that are not vibrant and have a washed-out look to them. Conversely, if the printed area is too vibrant, then the temperature should be lowered.

Printed Design is Not Straight

If your printed designs are coming out of the roll laminator at an angle, then you should check the laminator's feed unit. If the feed unit is not feeding the lamination material into the machine correctly, then the result is a design that has been skewed during the lamination process.

Final Thoughts

By understanding the cause of your roll laminator issue, you will be able to either fix the problem yourself or better explain it to your repair technician. If you need additional information about roll laminators or other printing services, you should contact your supplier for more information. 


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