1) Is the DryLam ALM the only full automatic laminator in the market at this price?
Yes. The DryLam ALM3222 is a fully automatic laminator with a very small foot print. It enables you to feed two side or one side laminate, and trim all four sides in one pass. An operator is not needed as there are sensors throughout the machine able to prevent any errors. This eliminates having operators and other people trimming to achieve a completed sheet with a perfect stack. To achieve this with other equipment would require a feeder, laminator, and cutter with an operator or two.
2) Do I need to use your materials?
Yes. DryLam materials are specifically made for the digital market. It has a very aggressive adhesive (ASAP - always sticks to all prints) and is made with a higher content of film (Polyester) than your traditional films. This will not only give you increased clarity, but better rigidity. This enables you to use a thinner thickness (Mil) of our film and achieve the same results as your current film.
For example, if you currently use 5 Mil film - traditional films are made of 1 Mil of polyester film and 4 Mil of adhesive. Drylam ALM Film is made of 3 Mil polyester and 2 Mil of adhesive. If you compared Drylam ALM 3 Mil film it would feel or compare to a traditional 5 Mil film.
3) What are the maintenance requirements and needs for replacement parts?
The DryLam ALM3222 comes with a one year warranty for parts and labor. The ALM is a low maintenance piece of equipment and requires very little to no clean up. All cutters and trimmers are self sharpening. Replacement parts are only needed because of user error. Proper operator training prevents this and keeps the ALM up and running.
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