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GBC TITAN 1244 WF 43" Wide Format Laminator
- Nine job memory settings recall frequently used jobs
- Temperature and speed settings controlled electronically
- Rewind and unwind shafts accommodate PSA and AccuShield release liners
- Simple LCD information center controls all settings
- Adjusts to accommodate Arctic pressure-sensitive films or Octiva thermal films
- High-quality clutch ensures consistently flat output
- Silicone rollers for quality seal without scratching
- GBC Part Number: 3600238 , G3600238
- Core Diameter: 3"
- Unwind/Rewind: 2 film unwind reels; 1 liner with brake adjustment
- Max Film Width: 43" Pressure Sensitive & Thermal
- Max Film Diameter: Up to 8" roll diameter
- Material Thickness: Up to 1/2"
- Maximum Temperature: 320 F
- Maximum Speed: 10fpm
- Power Requirements: 230V, 20A, 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
- Dimensions: 58" W x 50" H x 25" D
- Weight: 250lbs
- Safety: C/UL Listed, TUV/GS-CE Compliant
- Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer on Parts, 90 Day on Labor
Congratulations! You’re in the lucrative wide-format game. That means you know you have opportunities to grow your business by offering popular wide-format inkjet prints. How will your customers use those wide-format prints? Will they become signs, point-of-purchase displays, backlit displays, banners, floor graphics, window graphics? Who will help your customers protect and enhance those images? You may never know if they decide to take the whole job to a print shop that offers the fastest turnaround for both printing and laminating. Imagine how quickly you’ll meet your customers’ needs if you have lamination capabilities in your shop. By laminating in house, you will reap the rewards of both printing and finishing. You also earn customer loyalty for providing faster service than shops that have to send prints out to be laminated. And laminating in house also keeps you in control of job quality. With GBC, getting into the game has never been easier or more cost-effective. GBC brings you a practical solution – a laminating system that will allow you to finish almost any application yet is both easy to operate and affordable. Meet the 1200 Series. Easy to set up, easy to use, the 1200 Series Wide Format Finishing Systems from GBC are designed to deliver professional results without the need for professional operators. The 1264 WF can handle film and mounting adhesives up to 61 inches wide and the 1244 WF can handle film and mounting adhesives up to 43 inches wide, perfect for small to medium volume shops. Either model can turn your inkjet prints into a gold mine of additional business. Whichever you choose, a 1200 Series Laminator makes just about any application possible even without advanced training. From beginning to end, it’s designed for the first time user who wants to perform like a pro.
The 1264 and 1244 are versatile. They will run endless applications for both thermal and pressure-sensitive films. For best results, we recommend GBC’s Octiva thermal films and Arctic pressure-sensitive films. And unlike other laminators in their class, the 1264 and 1244 can also accommodate AccuShield, GBC’s innovative dry-transfer coating for vinyl. Film loading is easy on the 1264 and 1244. The new operator-friendly swing-out shafts alleviate the strain of loading heavy rolls and reduce the liability of injury. Almost anyone can load film without assistance. And the unique core chuck design helps quickly secure the film and keep it firmly in place. The feed tray is removable for easy access to the rolls when threading the film. Once the film is loaded, just set the controls and get ready to feed your prints. All settings are controlled by a simple LCD information center located on the front of the machine. From the digital touchpad, you can electronically control temperature and speed based on the application and film. Once your job settings are entered, they can be saved in memory to reduce setup time in the future and to ensure consistency from job to job and operator to operator. The 1200 Series offers maximum flexibility thanks to independently controlled infrared heated rollers. As the system heats up, you can check the temperature with the measure button. When the actual temperature equals the temperature you set, the ready indicator replaces the wait indicator. This ensures jobs will be run at the proper heat setting. A removable pressure plate keeps prints flat as they are fed into the rollers. The laminator’s plexiglass safety shield keeps fingers and loose objects from the rollers while still allowing the operator to accurately guide the print into the nip. The soft surfaces of the silicone rubber rollers prevent scratches in the film, help keep adhesive from sticking and are easy to clean. After leaving the heated rollers, the laminated print moves past a cooling fan and idler bar before entering the pull rollers. Used in conjunction with the tension control, this process ensures consistently flat output, regardless of the application. Adjustments to film tension can be made quickly thanks to conveniently located tension control knobs.
The 1264 and 1244 both feature a rewind shaft to accommodate the release liner on popular pressure-sensitive applications, like adhesive window graphics and trade show graphics. The rewind can also be used to take up the carrier after applying AccuShield, an ultrathin protective coating. And once the laminated print exits the pull rollers, you can quickly remove it by engaging the inline trimmer at the back of the machine. Roller gap adjustments for thicker media, like mounting boards, are quick and easy using the notched calibrations on the side of the machine. Both systems are UL listed, meeting applicable safety standards and offer dependable operation backed by the GBC nationwide technical service network. Emergency stops are located conveniently on either side of the unit for operator safety and control. And for added safety and energy savings, standby and sleep modes power down the machine between jobs. Though the 1200 Series finishing systems operate with entry-level ease, they are not lightweights when it comes to handling wide format applications. And supported on steel frames with casters, they roll easily out of the way when not in use. So there you have it, advanced capabilities without advanced training or a large investment.
The 1200 Series Wide Format Finishing Systems deliver the best of all worlds – simplicity, versatility, reliable performance, quality output and profitability. The 1264 and 1244 laminators outperform all other finishing systems in their class and they’ll quickly pay for themselves with all the new revenue they generate. When you add a wide format 1200 Series Finishing System to your team, you have the winning solution. Let a 1264 or 1244 finish the job you started with your printer and watch it bring in the profits. The 1200 Series Wide Format Finishing Systems from GBC.
GBC Titan 1244 WF 43" Wide Format Laminator Review
GBC is known for producing top quality office equipment and their Titan 1244 Wide Format Laminator fits right into this category. The Titan is a high quality laminator that is affordable and easy to use. It offers a wide range of film thicknesses and even takes in mounting boards. With both hot and cold lamination settings, this is a versatile device for any office. Here is a closer look.
The user-friendly LCD control center runs the entire unit. The digital touch pad controls all settings and keeps users on track. It offers variable temperature and speed control for optimum output no matter what is being laminated. Stand by and sleep modes help to reduce power and save energy by not powering an unused machine. As many as nine frequently used job settings can be stored in the computer's memory for instant recall whenever you need it, saving you time from having to re-program the machine.
This laminator offers both cold and hot lamination. By adding this versatility, you can laminate just about anything. It quickly adjusts to accommodate both Arctic Pressure-Sensitive Films and Octiva Thermal films. Integrated sophistication helps to ensure professional quality lamination on both hot and cold settings. The maximum heat output is 320 degrees Fahrenheit.
Swing out shafts allow easy film changes. Film rolls must have a three inch core diameter and up to a total thickness of eight inches. This model can accept anywhere from 3mil up to 10mil film. Mounting boards half an inch thick can also be laminated by this device to create professional visual aids.
A high quality clutch guarantees consistently flat output while silicone rollers provide a quality seal without scratching. The result is a crystal clear covering of any material.
This machine covers up to 43 inches wide. This is excellent for the creation of posters, banners, store ads, maps, and hundreds of other wide items. It operates at a maximum speed of ten feet per minute, depending on your preference and what type of material is being laminated.
GBC provides a one year warranty on parts with 90 day coverage on labor.
As you might expect from a 43 inch wide format laminator, this is a big and heavy machine. It weighs about 250 pounds and stands 50 inches tall. It comes on a wheeled stand for added mobility. As long as you're sure you have this much room for a laminator, this shouldn't be much of a problem.
Also as expected from any large piece of office equipment, the Titan 1244 comes with a hefty price tag. While it's within a normal range for machine's of this size, you may want to put it in your budget now so that you're ready to buy when the time comes.
As you can see from the many strengths, the GBC Titan 1244 is a great versatile wide format laminator. Any office needing the option of both cold and hot lamination as well as the convenience of laminating extra wide items will benefit from the functionality and convenience of this machine. Be sure to check out the Titan 1244 today to see if it's right for your office.