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GBC Falcon 3064-1 Wide Format Laminator - 1712489
- Unwind/Rewind: 1 unwind, 1 rewind (3 combo unwind/rewinds)
- Maximum Film Width: Up to 64 inches
- Gauge: Up to 10mil
- Film Diameter: Up to 10" on a 3" Core
- Material Thickness: Up to 1"
- Speed: 0-18 fpm (Both Directions)
- Temperature: Up to 300 Degrees F
- Dimensions: 82" W x 33.5" D x 57" H
- Weight: 1498 lbs
- Power Requirement: 220V, 32A, 60HZ, Single Phase
- Plug Configuration: NEMA 6-50P
- Safety C/UL listed
- GBC Part Number: 1712489
- 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty on parts, 90 days labor
- Digital display for pressure and temperature eliminates guesswork.
- User-friendly control panel swivels to either side in seconds.
- Bi-directional productivity allows hot and cold jobs to be run consecutively.
- Foot pedal provides maximum hands-free control accessible from either side of the unit.
- Roll-to-roll applications benefit from an edge roller on the front feed table and a curved trailing edge on the rear feed table.
- Heat and pull rollers are independently adjustable and infinitely variable to 1" thanks to mechanical roller adjustment.
- Intelligent controller monitors and maintains consistent temperature for optimum quality.
- High release silicone rollers allow for easy cleaning.
- Film shafts swing out for easy loading and unloading.
- Front table folds down for easy access to rollers. Rear feed table is removable.
- Advanced Electrical Safety System protects fingers from harm while feeding.
- Unique pressure plate flattens leading edge of curled prints for improved feeding.
- Adjustable high-quality clutch ensures consistently flat output.
- Two in-line edge slitters save trimming time.
- Channeled air-cooling system and large chill idler roller eliminate waves on thermal output.
Loading and Feeding:
Protech engineering has various types of films for all types of applications, such films include, Gloss Film, Lustre Film, Matte Film, and UV Films. Gloss film is a low temperature, heat activated glossy polyester film used for encapsulating and outdoor applications, does not delaminate outdoors, can be applied with any laminator that is equipped with heated nip rollers, several film thicknesses are available. Lustre Film is a semigloss, low temperature, heat activated polyester film, with excellent acid resistance and good folding properties. ... Read More
Protech engineering has various types of films for all types of applications, such films include, Gloss Film, Lustre Film, Matte Film, and UV Films. Gloss film is a low temperature, heat activated glossy polyester film used for encapsulating and outdoor applications, does not delaminate outdoors, can be applied with any laminator that is equipped with heated nip rollers, several film thicknesses are available. Lustre Film is a semigloss, low temperature, heat activated polyester film, with excellent acid resistance and good folding properties. It’s an excellent choice for encapsulation properties. Matte film is a clear polyester film base with a low temperature co-polymer adhesive, it allows minimum reflection without loss of sharpness or color. UV Films have two types of UV protection added to them, absorbers and reflectors. They also have very aggressive adhesives, polyester bases for maximum resistance against air pollutants.
Protech engineering also has Heat Mounting Films available for all types of applications. Including gloss, luster, UV gloss, matte and our exclusive orca board. For sensitive mounting applications, protech engineering has various applications for all types of applications, including Pro-Mount and Econo Mount. Pro Mount is a premium mounting film with a polypropylene core and single, differentially –coated release liner. This product is ideal for mounting prints and posters on Foamcore panels as well as on most hard panels such as Masonite, Gatorboard, and Wood. Econo-mount is a .5 mil thick polyester carrier film, that is coated on both sides with a high track-rubber based adhesive. It is ideal for economical mounting with graphics for limited time use such as point of purchase displays.
For pressure sensitive overlaminating, protech engineering offers 4 types of Overlaminates, Pro-Gloss, Pro-Lustre, Pro-Matte, and Pro-Mark. Pro-Gloss is a UV coated 1-mil high gloss protective overlaminating polyester film made with a pressure sensitive adhesive on one side. It provides a glossy color-enhanced finish for pictures and posters. Pro-Lustre is a UV coated semigloss protective overlaminating film mad of PVC. It prevents undesirable reflections without loss of sharpness. It also provides invisible protection for prints. The standard thickness is 1 mil. Pro Matte is a UV coated, 1-mil thick, PVC protective overlaminating film with a non-reflective full matte finish. Pro-Mark is a UV coated gloss film, that can be applied over prints so that they can be written on and erased using white board markers. It is ideal for presentations where changes need to be made or where flashes of color can add emphasis.
The last heat activated application is encapsulating. Encapsulating a print involves putting a heat activated film on both the top and the bottom of the print. First load film on the lower and the upper unwinds. These films are referred to as the top film and the bottom film. The procedure for loading the film is the same as previously demonstrated. Using the tape measure, align the films up exactly and evenly in order to avoid getting glue on the roll. Lock the arms into position. Pull the top film around the top idler, and over the top roll. Then take the bottom film, pull it around the top idler, and pulling it tightly, lap it over the top roll, allowing it to stick to the top film. Next, raise the roll around 1/8 of an inch, using the leader board push the film evenly into the net. Then use either the footswitch or the auto switch to move the film and board through the rolls. Once the film and board are through the rolls, lower the top roll until it comes into contact with the bottom roll. Go to the back of the machine. Continue to feed film until the leader board can be wrapped bound around the bottom secondary drive roll. While pulling the film down with one hand, lower the top secondary drive roll in place. Push down evenly on the roll, ensuring the film is firmly down. Adjust the tension on both the top and bottom films so that the wrinkles do not come out more than halfway around the roll. Install the front table unto the machine and turn the cooling fans on up. The machine is now ready for encapsulating. Hold the print near the leading edge. While feeding the print into the machine, pull out to the sides, and push in at the same time. This will keep the print as flat as possible. Start the machine with the footswitch. Once the print is in the nip, set the controls to the auto mode, once the print exits the back rollers, set the controls to the stop position. The encapsulation process is now complete.
GBC Falcon 3064-1 Wide Format Laminator Review
Laminators come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from only a few inches wide to several feet across. The GBC Falcon 3064-1 is one of the wider laminators available and generally appeals to larger offices that specifically need a large, versatile machine able to accommodate a variety of materials. Here is a closer look at the details of the Falcon 3064-1.
This laminator can take items up to 64 inches wide. This is perfect for posters, banners, maps, blueprints and more. Film gauge can be up to 10mil and items can go through as thick as one inch. Film rolls can be up to ten inches on a three inch core. Items are processed anywhere from 0-18 feet per minute at temperatures as hot as 300 degrees, depending on what is optimum for your materials.
A digital display controls this machine and keeps the user aware of the current status. Current temperature and pressure information is shown, eliminating guesswork. The display swivels to either side of the machine for extra convenience.
GBC's patented Advanced Electrical Safety System protects the operator from accidental injury. Fiber optic sensors completely line both nips to prevent any blind spots. If an obstruction is detected, such as fingers or other objects getting too close, the dynamic brake system instantly stops the rollers so nothing gets caught. This system provides maximum safety without compromising quality.
Bi-directional operation allows both hot and cold lamination to happen simultaneously. The foot pedal can be placed on either side for hands free operation. Adjustable nip rollers allow cold lamination to occur just after thermal processing so you don't have to wait between jobs.
Both the pull and heat rollers are independently variable for additional control. The pull rollers can be mechanically adjusted to allow materials as thick as one inch through for laminating or mounting. Intuitive controllers monitor and maintain a steady temperature for peak performance.
The superior clutch helps to ensure completely flat and smooth output. A channeled air-cooling system and large chill idler roller further guarantee crystal clear lamination by eradicating waves from thermal output.
Cleaning this device is easy with the high release silicone rollers. Film rolls are easily loaded and unloaded, thanks to the swing out feature.
Two integrated trimmers, one on each side, make releasing laminated documents simple.
GBC protects this product with a one year warranty on parts and 90 days coverage on labor.
With such a large, feature-full machine, it's hard to imagine a downside. But size is only a benefit if it's something you need. You should know this device weighs almost 1500 pounds and stands just under 6 feet tall and 7 feet wide. As long as your office can accommodate these dimensions, you won't have a problem.
One nice thing would be the ability to save jobs in memory for later. Since the device is easily programmed, this isn't a big deal for most users.
Clearly the strengths of the GBC Falcon outweigh the weaknesses. This machine truly is a heavy duty, versatile device that will provide professional results in any office. We would highly recommend the Falcon 3064-1 to any business needing a wide format laminator.