January-March 2017
Issue No. 12
Inside this issue
Product Profile: NEW Anti-Scuff Digital Film

Tech Tips: Applicator Tables - What to compare

Matts Wrap: SignMaster Applicator Installations

On the Weekend: Clipsal, Fringe & Easter Festivities



On the Weekend
Clipsal 500

It's that time of year again with the Clipsal 500 set to take place in Adelaide  from the 2nd to 5th of March.

Matt is looking forward to working in the pits this year and getting his hands dirty with the guys from the Grand Auto Wreckers.

Anthony Norris in his Nulon Improved Production Datsun 1200 will be racing Thursday, Friday and Saturday, supporting the V8 Supercars. Check out the Race Program and get along to show your support.

Plus live music by Hunters & Collectors, Baby Animals & Hilltop Hoods is sure to make for a great time.



Fringe Festival

The Fringe Festival completely takes over Adelaide from 17th February to 19th March and it is the best time of year to be in Adelaide. Whatever you're into, be it Comedy or Caberet, Music, Acrobatics, Dance or Film, there's sure to be an act to suit you.

Our team pick is Sam Simmons... providing you can handle a very dry sense of humour. And as always, the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Gluttony and The Royal Croquet Club offer up plenty of action for anyone looking to get involved.

Head on over to the Fringe website for a full program and ticketing info and be sure to let us know which acts you're planning to see this year!



Next Issue

Product Profile: New Automated A3 Laminators for Digital Print

Tech Tips: What to look for in an Automated Celloglazer

Matts Wrap: Why Pacprint is an important show for us

On the Weekend: Easter Long Weekend



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NEW Digital Anti-Scuff Matt Film
New film just arrived

Our latest shipment of Premium Celloglazing Film has arrived, including yet another new addition to our range... Digital Grade Anti-Scuff Matt Laminate.

It maintains the same high-quality as our range of Premium DigiBOPP Laminating Film, but with the added benefit of being highly scuff resistant.

Standard Matt laminate gives a great finish to your job, but is prone to marking and can scratch quite easily. This is most noticeable when printing with a solid colour like black or blue.

The Anti-Scuff Laminate does exactly what it says and prevents all these general markings due to a specially designed hard coated layer which protects the look and feel of the matt finish. This ensures that even after binding and post-processing, the job is still perfect and provides a better overall finish. Compatible with spot UV varnishing and foiling, anti-scuff matt film has been around for some time, the big difference now being able to offer it with digital adhesive for shorter runs.

There is a slight cost increase compared with normal Matt Laminate, but the overall protection is worth it to get the longest lifespan from your products.

View this product on our website or contact us for more information.

Tech Tips: What to compare with Applicator Tables
Comparing apples with apples...

With multiple Flatbed Applicator Tables now available on the Australian market, many people are understandably confused as to what they should compare when it comes to these machines. As the old adage suggests, you need to make sure you're comparing apples with apples.

As Australia's laminating specialists with over 20 years of industry experience, we know what makes a great machine and here's what we look for in an Applicator Table.

Surface: Make sure your mounting surface is perfectly flat and not in sections.  Cheap machines have many panels of glass which invarably result in a slightly uneaven surface which will reflect on your laminating and mounting. We supply our units with 100% Australian manufactured Chevron glass (1 panel or 2 depending on the size of the table) and this adds immense value and a quality finish other units cannot match.

Weight & structure: Just like a laminator,  the quality of the build of a table is reflected in the weight.  Any table that comes in pieces or requires assembly on site won't have the same strength found in a quality build.  Look under the table and assess the thickness of the extrusion used, as well as the amount of support it has all the way down the bed.

Roller & Gantry: A Gantry assists in applying even pressure which needs to be applied the entire width of the roller to ensure there is no bowing or flexing when mounting and laminating. Units without a support beam / weight across the roller struggle to keep form when additional pressure is required.

Bells & Whistles: A lot of machines boast features that really aren't required and just get in the way of work (such as trimmers etc..)   A good solid table with quality glass should also have dual control roller pressure, a quality self healing surface liner, back-lit table lighting and heavy duty castors for easy relocation.

All these features are what makes the Sign Master Applicator outstanding value for money. We encourage you to download a brochure and contact us or one of our distributors for a quote today.

Matt's Wrap: Sign Master Applicator Installs
Still need convincing this machine is right for your business?

Matt has just successfully installed another three metre Sign Master Applicator for Drever Signs in Ballarat. It's looking great in their brand new work space!

Hear what our happy customers have to say about this great piece of machinery...

"We have recently installed a new Sign Master Applicator Table into our Victorian factory. This recent addition has increased not only productivity and efficiency but also reduced our wastage and re-work. We will definitely be installing more of these in our operations throughout Australia. In a competitive market where margins are tight anything that gives you that edge helps" - Clay, Bentleigh Group

"I don't know why we didn't get one sooner. The Sign Master Applicator Table has become an important and integral part of our production, it's easy to use and saves so much time when over-laminating rigid materials, flexible materials and even applying application tapes. We now produce a perfect result every time" - Martin, Price Screen & Digital

"We certainly made a great decision when we bought our Sign Master Applicator Table. Production is now super fast, it leaves no air bubbles or defects and can easily be done with only one operator. I would recommend this machine to anyone in the signage industry" - Darren, Read Brothers Signs

We will also have one of these units on display at Pacprint from 23rd to 26th of May. Make sure you pop in to stand E60 for a demonstration, so you can experience the benefits of this machine for yourself!