L & S Printing Expands Lamination Service With Bagel from TCS
March 2016 L & S Printing has chosen a Bagel DIGIFAV B2 PRO laminator from Terry Cooper Services to expand its in-house laminating service and eliminate all its outsourcing costs. The Worthing general commercial operation specialises in auction work for clients and point-of-sale materials for household names. Lee Godfrey Bindery Logistic’s Manager explains: “We had a hand fed laminator for short run work but it was time to upgrade. The DIGIFAV will allow us to keep all the costs in house and we can build up the work. We can also have greater control on the workflow and turnaround times with no need to send jobs out.”
The ultra-compact DIGIFAV B2 machine is capable of speeds up to 4,000 sheets an hour or 22 meters per minute. It features film partner Deprosa, Bagel’s XEHT technology (X-tream Efficient Heat Transfer) that has increased the roller surface by 50% and the contact surface between film and roller by 130%.
Godfrey continues: “We wanted to offer a broader service for our clients and be able to turn work around faster. Demand is increasing for shorter lead times and customers are also looking to give their products a longer shelf life. The range of films offered by Bagel, including scuff resistance, means we can offer this.
As for choosing the DIGIFAV he said: “This was the next step up for us. It was a natural progression. We didn’t want anything big or too heavy duty. It is built to last and easy to set up.
He concludes: “We are running a lot more lamination work now.”