USI ARL 4000 Owner'

ARL 4000 40"
Digital Roll Laminator (#8901)
OWNER’S MANUAL
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – READ ME FIRST!
This manual contains all the information you need to properly unpack, operate and maintain
your USI Laminator. Before unpacking your laminator we suggest you read and follow the
manual step by step. It contains essential information about each and every facet of your
laminator. Pay special attention to the work environment and safety precautions necessary for
your laminating unit.
PLEASE DO NOT DESTROY THE SHIPPING CARTON!
USI urges you to store the original carton and pallet on which your laminator was shipped.
Should you ever need to return your laminator to our service and repair center, it is best
repacked in the original carton to avoid damage during transport. Our special carton and pallet
ensures the laminator’s safe transit to our facility. Failure to use original packaging will result in
a repacking fee. If you have any service inquires, please contact USI’s Technical Support
Hotline, M-F 8AM-6PM Eastern, at 800-752-9131.
Warranty: A two year warranty will be issued from the date of product shipment. Please
supply the model and serial numbers on all correspondence concerning your laminator.
EQUIPMENT WARRANTY
1. Standard Manufacturer Warranty
We warrant to the original purchaser the equipment manufactured to be free from defects in
material and workmanship under normal use and service. Our obligation under this warranty
shall be limited to the repair or exchange of any part or parts which may prove in manufacture
under normal use and service within two years from the date of shipment and which our
examination shall disclose to our satisfaction to be defective. Warranty does not include
damage due to operator error or general maintenance. When necessary, purchaser shall
properly repack and return the unit to the USI Service Center, freight and insurance prepaid.
THIS WARRRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED
INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR USE AND ALL OTHER
OBLIGATIONS OR LIBILITIES ON OUR PART, AND WE NEITHER ASSUME NOR AUTHORIZE ANY
OTHER PERSON TO ASSUME FOR US, ANY OTHER LIBILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF
THIS LAMINATING MACHIE OR ANY PART THEREOF WHICH HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO ACCIDENT,
NEGLIGENCE, ALTERATION, ABUSE OR MISUSE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER IN
RESPECT TO ACCESSORIES OR PARTS NOT SUPPLIED BY US. THE TERM “ORIGINAL PURCHASER,”
AS USED IN THIS WARRANTY, SHALL BE DEEDED TO THE PERSON OR COMPANY WHO FIRST
PUTS THE EQUIPMENT INTO SERVICE. THIS WARRANTY SHALL APPLY ONLY WITHIN THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES.
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2. Enhanced Manufacturer Warranty and Protection Plan
In addition to the Standard Manufacturer Warranty set forth above in Paragraph 1, USI also
provides an Enhanced
Manufacturer Warranty and Protection Plan to the original purchaser of the equipment for a
period of Two (2) years from the date of shipment. The terms of this Enhanced Manufacturer
Warranty and Protection Plan (hereinafter referred to as the “Plan”) is set forth below:
a. The Plan provides unlimited email, phone and web-based support from USI Support
(“Support”) as well as replacement parts, equipment, and return shipping due to normal
wear and tear and accidental damage during the Coverage Period, subject to the
following limitations:
b. Customers will be covered for up to three (3) incidents under the Plan per year in a
Coverage Period. An “incident” means that a Customer either receives (a) a replacement
part and/or equipment from USI * or (b) mail-in, physical service on a Product
performed by USI or its agents.
c. c. The Plan will cover the following non-consumable parts: timing boards, rollers,
switches, user interface components (buttons and dials), power supplies, cables and
wire harnesses, motors and mechanical components.
d. USI shall have the option, at its own discretion, whether to: (1) ship replacement parts
to repair the equipment; (2) bring the equipment to USI for servicing and repair, and/or;
(3) to provide replacement equipment, and/or (4) to coordinate a repair service at the
site where the product is housed.
e. Exclusions and Limitations. The Plan does not cover the following consumable parts:
laminating film. The Plan does not cover damage due to abuse, neglect or misuse,
extreme environment, unusual physical or electrical stress or interference, exposure to
moisture, flooding, or fire.
f. Support determines course of action. The decision to issue replacement parts or have
Product or parts of Product returned for servicing under this Plan is at Support’s
discretion. If replacement parts are deemed necessary, Support will coordinate
shipment to you. If replacement parts are deemed unnecessary by Support, Customer
may purchase a replacement part at cost. For service requiring return of Product or
parts of Product, Support will issue a Return Authorization (“RA”) Number to Customer.
Unauthorized returns will not be accepted under any circumstances. USI will cover
shipping both ways, and Support will choose and pay for method of return shipment to
Customer. If Customer requests expedited shipping, it will be arranged by USI at an
additional fee to be pre-paid by Customer.
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g. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER USI
NOR ITS SUPPLIERSSHALL BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT
MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR TERMS OR CONDITIONS RELATED THERETO UNDER
ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY FOR (A) LOSS OR
INACCURACY OF DATA OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES
OR TECHNOLOGY, OR (B) ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF REVENUES AND LOSS OF PROFITS. TO THE
MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, USI AGGREGATE CUMULATIVE LIABILITY
HEREUNDER SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) OR THE
AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT THAT CAUSED SUCH DAMAGE. SOME
COUNTRIES, REGIONS, STATES OR PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES OR OF INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, OR THE APPLICABLE TIME PERIODS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT LAWFULLY PERMITTED, THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR MODIFY STATUTORY RIGHTS
APPLICABLE TO WHERE THE PRODUCT IS SOLD BUT, RATHER, IS IN ADDITION TO THESE
RIGHTS.
h. SEVERABILITY. In the event that any of the provisions of this Contract shall be held by a
court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, the remaining
portions of this Contract shall remain in full force and effect, provided that in such event
the parties agree to negotiate in good faith substitute enforceable provisions which
most nearly effect the parties’ intent in entering into this Contract.
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CHOICE OF LAW; JURISDICTION. This Contract shall be governed by and construed in
accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, U.S.A., without regard to the
choice-of-law principles thereof that would result in the application of the laws of a
State other than Connecticut. Any dispute between the parties arising under or relating
to this Contract shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States District
Court for the District of Connecticut, state or the State courts sitting in the Judicial
District of Middlesex County, Connecticut. A printed version of these Terms will be
admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these
Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business
documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Note: You will be charged for the replacement of any parts which are damaged as a result of
improper packaging.
Copyright Information:
IMPORTANT: This manual is copyright protected by USI, Inc. in accordance with the laws and
requirements of the United States Government. Any reproduction of this manual, in part or in
full, without the written permission of USI, Inc. constitutes a violation of the U.S. Copyright
Laws and is subject to prosecution.
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For your safety...
Please review the following safety precautions
 Do not connect the laminator to electrical power or attempt to operate it until
you have read the OWNERS MANUAL completely and understand it. If there are
any areas of proper laminator operation that you do not understand, contact USI
Technical Assistance (800-752-9131) for recommendations. Keep this manual in
a convenient location for future reference.
 Read all safety messages located in this OWNERS MANUAL and on the laminator
very carefully.
 Use care in unpacking and lifting the laminator as it weighs 185 pounds. Keep
the laminator level when lifting or moving it.
 Consider the work area. A cluttered work space can lead to accidents. The
laminator should be placed on a level, sturdy surface. Do not operate the
laminator in a damp or wet environment. Do not operate electrical devices in
the presence of flammable liquids, solvents or in gaseous/explosive
atmospheres. Keep the work area well lit. Allow sufficient access to the front
and the back of the laminator.
 Respect the heat shoes. Operating temperatures are hot enough to burn skin. If
clearing a film wrap-around or jam on or near the heat shoes, first set the Heat
Switch to the “OFF” position and allow the laminator to cool to room
temperature. Do not operate the laminator without the heat guard in place.
Before lifting or moving the laminator, set the Heat Switch to the “OFF” position
and allow it to cool to room temperature.
 Removing the feed table exposes hot and moving parts. This means that you can
be harmed if you remove the feed table. When the table is in the proper position
the risk of injury to the operator is reduced.
 Do not operate this laminator without all detachable parts installed correctly.
This means that there is risk of injury if this product is operated without all of its
parts in their proper positions.
 Keep hands and clothing away from rollers. The rollers are pinch points that can
trap body parts or clothing and cause serious injury. Do not wear any loose
clothing, ties, jewelry, etc. which can be caught by rollers and draw any body
part into the machine.
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 Set the Drive Switch to the “OFF” position before walking away or leaving the
laminator unattended. Use common sense; be cautious when operating your
laminator. Do not operate the laminator when you are tired or your reactions
are impaired in any way. Do not allow anyone to operate the laminator who has
not received proper instruction and has not read the safety precautions. Keep
children away.
 Do not use the laminator for other than its intended purpose.
 Watch out for cutter blade at rear of laminator; blade is extremely sharp.
Electrical Safeguards...
 Never override or attempt to defeat electrical or mechanical safety interlock
devices.
 The laminator has been manufactured with a plug on the machine designed to
operate on a 115volt, 20 Ampere circuit.
 Disconnect the power supply before servicing your laminator. If you service the
laminator yourself, call USI Technical Assistance (800-752-9131) for additional safety
recommendations. Use only USI parts for service or replacement. Failure to use USI
parts could void manufacturer’s warranty. Note: Always turn the laminator “OFF”
and unplug it from the power outlet before attempting any service.
 The laminator should only be operated from the type of power source indicated in
this OWNERS MANUAL and on the serial label located on the rear panel of the unit.
 Do not leave the laminator power “ON” for extended periods while not in use.
Unplug the machine at the end of the day as a precaution against a possible fire
hazard.
 Do not operate the laminator with a damaged power supply cord or plug. Do not
use an extension cord. Do not abuse the power supply cord; never pull cord to
disconnect it from a power supply. Do not allow cord to contact heat, oil or sharp
edges. Do not cut off or otherwise bypass the grounding prong on the plug.
 Replace fuses only with same type fuses. Contact USI for replacement fuses.
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Laminator Introduction…
USI Roll Laminators are uniquely designed and engineered to be user friendly, reliable and
virtually trouble free and provide a quality lamination with a minimum level of user skill and
machine control. USI’s modular construction makes them easy to maintain and repair. All
equipment controls are basic in design and function, and positioned for easy access. We thank
you for selecting this machine and assure you of our continuing support.
First, Find a Work Area…
A separate, sturdy work station is required to house your USI laminator. Ample room is
necessary to access the laminator from all 4 sides. If the laminator is back against a wall, the
laminating film may back up and jam the machine. WARNING: Do Not place the laminator
where the heat shoes will be in the direct path of a room cooling fan, air conditioner or similar
forced draft.
Tools necessary to set up your laminator include cutting pliers and adhesive tape. For future
maintenance and repairs, an assortment of metric Allen key wrenches, a slotted screw driver
and a Phillips screw driver are necessary.
Unpacking Your Laminator…
Your laminator comes packed in one carton. It contains (1) laminator, (1) heat guard, (1) top
supply mandrel, (1) bottom supply mandrel, (1) threading board, (1) feed table with guide, (1)
set of keys, and this Owners Manual.
Upon receipt of your laminator, inspect the carton, the machine and all other contents of the
carton for shipping damage. Damage should be brought to the immediate attention of the
delivering carrier and USI Customer Service.
Using a minimum of two people, carefully lift the laminator from the carton by grasping the
ends of the machine and lifting. Do Not lift the laminator by the Upper Idler Roller or Supply
Mandrels. These are not weight bearing parts and lifting the laminator by these parts can cause
damage to the machine and possible personal injury.
For shipping purposes, white plastic tie straps are used to hold the power cord, heat shoes, and
accessories in place. These straps need to be carefully cut and removed prior to set up. Use
care to ensure that you do not damage any machine wiring while cutting straps.
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Operating Your Laminator…
Your new laminator arrives ready-to-run. Load the laminating film and install the feed table
and heat guard as detailed in the section titled “Loading Film.” Plug the laminator into an
appropriate power supply and set the Heat Switch to the “ON” position. Next, set the
temperature according to the film manufacturer’s recommendations for the film you have
chosen, and allow the machine to heat for approximately 15 minutes. Temperature adjustment
is detailed in the section titled “Heat Settings.”
After 15 minutes of heating time, set the Motor Drive Switch to the “FORWARD” position and
allow the rubber rollers to rotate ½ turn. Set the Motor Drive Switch to the “OFF” position and
allow the machine to heat an additional 15 minutes before use. Check the heat setting and
adjust as necessary.
Set the Motor Drive Switch to the “FORWARD” position and perform a test lamination to
ensure proper settings for successful lamination. Watch film as it exits the rollers so it doesn’t
wrap around the rollers. It may be helpful to hold the exiting film at first when starting a
lamination run. If any adjustments are necessary make them now and run another test; see
adjustment details in the section titled “Tension.” Repeat this step until you obtain desired
results.
When laminating, run a small amount of film before feeding the print into the laminator to
avoid a “dwell line” across the leading edge of your print. Feed the print slowly and evenly.
Smoothing the print or keeping “back pressure” on it as the rollers pull it through will help to
ensure a professional, wrinkle free finish. You may laminate subsequent prints now, leaving
appropriate space between each print for trimming.
When your last print has cleared the pull rollers and completely exited the laminator, set the
Motor Drive Switch to the “OFF” position. Do Not use the Speed Control Knob to turn the drive
system off; the speed control is only to be used for controlling speed.
When you have finished laminating, set the Heat Switch and the Motor Drive Switch to the
“OFF” position and unplug the machine at the end of the day.
Loading Film…
For non-Color-Coded laminators:
Select the two rolls of laminating film that you wish to use. Both rolls of film should be of the
same size, type and thickness. Note: Always operate the laminator with two rolls of laminating
film of the same width to avoid excessive adhesive transfer to the Rubber Rollers. Next, take
the Bottom Supply Mandrel (labeled “Low”) and insert it into the roll of film until the “gripper
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dog” meets the film’s cardboard core. Rotate the mandrel in the opposite direction from which
the “gripper dog” points. As you rotate, apply pressure to force the mandrel into the roll of
film and proceed to center it on the Supply Mandrel.
Place the loaded Bottom Supply Mandrel on the laminator; insert the right side first and then
lower the left side into the roll bracket.
Take the Top Supply Mandrel (labeled “Top”), insert it into the roll of laminating film as above,
and place it in the top position in the same manner as was done with the lower. Note: See the
Threading Diagram Label on the bottom of the Feed Table for reference.
Color-coded laminators:
Select the two rolls of laminating film that you wish to use. Both rolls of film should be of the
same size, type and thickness. Note: Always operate the laminator with two rolls of laminating
film of the same width to avoid excessive adhesive transfer to the Rubber Rollers. Next, take
the Bottom Supply Mandrel (marked with the blue Color-Code) and insert it into the roll of film
so the blue end of the mandrel matches the blue end of the film roll. While inserting the
Supply Mandrel, rotate it in the opposite direction from which the “gripper dog” points while
pressing it into the roll of film and center on the mandrel. Place the loaded Supply Mandrel on
the machine by matching the blue end with the Blue Friction Stud and then lower the left side
into the roll bracket.
To load the top, do the same as with the lower, only match the red ends.
CAUTION: Do not apply excessive force to the ends of the Supply Mandrel (i.e. with a hammer,
etc.). Excessive force will damage the mandrel.
Notes:
 When loading your laminating film, check for film splices. These rolls will be clearly
marked. Splices are not common, but are unavoidable. If you find a spliced roll, place it
in the “top” position on the laminator so that the splice can be monitored carefully.
When the splice is ready to come through the laminator, set the Motor Drive Switch and
the Heat Switch to the “OFF” position and allow the machine to cool. Then rotate the
roll of film by hand so that the film is very slack. Set the Motor Drive Switch to the
“FORWARD” position again and allow the splice to run through. If necessary, keep
turning the roll of film by hand to keep it slack until the splice has passed through.
 When loading film on the laminator, be sure the heat is turned “OFF” and the machine is
cool to avoid chance of burns.
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 Film rolls must be centered on the Supply Mandrels. If the rolls are not aligned, hot
adhesive will be deposited on the Heat Shoes and Rubber Rollers necessitating a
cleaning operation.
 1” core laminating film is rolled adhesive side “in” (poly-in”). When loading film on the
Supply Mandrels, be sure that the roll is positioned correctly to unroll as shown in the
Threading Diagram on the back of the Feed Table. If the roll is loaded in reverse, the
film could adhere to the laminator when heated necessitating a cleaning operation.
Threading Film…
Thread the top film under the Upper Idler Roller. Pull the film down so that the film’s leading
edge is just below the Lower Heat Shoe. Next, thread the bottom film around the Lower Idler
Roller. Pull it upward until it is even with the top of the Top Heat Shoe (the film will overlap).
Tape the lower film’s edge to the upper film. This creates a film “Web.” Refer to the Threading
Diagram on the back of the Feed Table for additional details.
Loosen the tension on both rolls of laminating film by turning the Tension Adjustment Knobs
counter-clockwise; when threading the laminating film it is best to have no drag at all. Turn the
Speed Control Knob to a slow speed setting. Set the Motor Drive Switch to the “FORWARD”
position and using the Threading Board, push the film Web into the Laminating Rollers. This
process will push the Web into the Pull Rollers and then exit the machine. Ensure that the
Threading Board and laminating film exit between the rear Pull Rollers.
Remove the Threading Board and save it for your next use. Your laminator is now loaded and
ready to be heated.
Note: If the Threading Board becomes lost or damaged, you can make your own with a piece of
poster board. Cut the poster board 10” wide by 30” long.
Heat Settings…
Set the Heat Switch to the “ON” position. The Red Indicator Light will illuminate and remain lit
while the Heat Switch is in the “ON” position. The Display Board on the Right Side Panel will
now illuminate and show the current set temperature. To reset the temperature, rotate the
Heat Control Knob located below the display. The new set temperature will be displayed
immediately. The Heat Indicator Lamp will be illuminated while the machine is heating and will
turn off when the set temperature is reached. To view the actual running temperature, depress
the ACT Button on the Display Board.
Notes:
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 When setting the heat to a temperature below 200˚F, first rotate the Heat Control Knob
fully clockwise and then proceed to the desired temperature setting.
 The temperature display can be toggled between Fahrenheit and Centigrade by
depressing the C/F button on the Display Board.
Film Tension…
To adjust the film tension on the Top and Bottom Supply Mandrels, the laminator must be
loaded and heated. Remove the Heat Guard and Feed Table and then loosen the tension on
both rolls of laminating film by turning the Tension Adjustment Knobs counter-clockwise until
there is no drag on either the Top or Bottom Supply Mandrels. Turn the Speed Control Knob to
a slow speed setting and set the Motor Drive Switch to the “FORWARD” position. As the film
runs through the laminator it will appear wrinkled and bubbly. Gradually increase the tension
on both the Top and Bottom Supply Mandrels by turning the knobs clockwise until the film is
smooth on the Heat Shoes and is no longer wrinkled and bubbly appearing.
Notes:
 For best results, reset the film tension with EACH new set of film rolls
 As the film supply becomes low and the roll diameter decreases, it is necessary to
decrease the tension on the film rolls.
 Too little tension on the Top or Bottom Supply Mandrels causes vertical or diagonal
streaks in the film as it passes over the Heat Shoes.
 Excessive tension will lead to increased wear and tear on the laminator and will cause
exiting laminating film to curl excessively.
Cleaning the Machine…
If you service the laminator yourself, call USI Technical Assistance (800-752-9131) for additional
service and safety recommendations.
Cleaning the Heat Shoes
With continuous use, the Heat Shoes will accumulate adhesive and dirt. It is recommended
that you periodically inspect them and clean them. Use USI’s Laminator Cleaning Kit which
contains cleaning fluid, a Scotch Brite® scrubbing pad for Rubber Rollers and a mesh covered
sponge for Heat Shoes.
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Moisten the sponge pad with cleaning fluid and wipe down the Heat Shoes to remove any
debris.
Notes:
 Be certain that the Heat Shoes are cooled down to room temperature when cleaning to
avoid the chance of burns.
 Use cleaning fluid sparingly; Do Not allow it to “run” onto wiring or into the “ends” of
the laminator.
 The Heat Shoes are Teflon coated and can be easily scratched; use care when cleaning
them.
Cleaning the Rubber Rollers
With continuous use, the Rubber Rollers will accumulate adhesive and dirt. If indentations or
bumps begin to appear on the surface of the finished lamination, or the Rubber Rollers have
“shiny” spots on them, cleaning is necessary. Use a dry Scotch Brite® scrubbing pad to cut
through adhesive deposits. Turn the Speed Control Knob to a slow speed setting and toggle the
Motor Drive Switch between the “FORWARD” and “OFF” positions to advance the rollers and
clean all areas. Proceed to wipe the rollers clean using the sponge pad moistened with cleaning
fluid.
Notes:
 Be certain that the laminator has cooled down to room temperature when cleaning the
Rubber Rollers to avoid the chance of burns.
 Use cleaning fluid sparingly; Do Not allow it to “run” onto wiring or into the “ends” of
the laminator.
 Do Not use knives, scissors, any sharp metallic objects or steel wool to clean the Rubber
Rollers. Use of such objects will damage the rubber surfaces and require replacement of
the rollers. Damage of this nature is not covered under the Manufacturer’s Warranty.
For additional maintenance and service procedures call USI Technical Assistance (800-7529131) for recommendations.
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General Operating Tips…
 Read the instruction manual before operating your laminator.
 Always run test samples before laminating valuable items.
 Feed the print through slowly and evenly, smoothing it or using “back pressure” as it is
pulled into the laminator.
 Operate the laminator with two rolls of the same width laminating film to avoid
excessive adhesive transfer to the rollers.
 If laminator is not in current use, turn the machine ”OFF.”
 Never feed abrasive materials or metal objects such as staples or paper clips through
the laminator. Keep sharp objects like scissors and rulers away from the rollers at all
times.
 Once an item has been fed between the Rubber Rollers, do not attempt to alter its
position as this can damage the print.
 Do not stop the laminator before the item has completely exited from the rear to avoid
a “dwell line” across the print.
 Do not service the laminator before disconnecting the power supply.
Lamination Troubleshooting...
1.
Laminating film is not bonding to substrate or to itself at sealed edges:
a. Heat is set too low.
b. Film tension is too tight.
c. Bottom roll of laminating film is threaded incorrectly.
2.
Wrinkles or irregular waves running across the laminated web (perpendicular to the edge):
a. Heat is set too high.
b. Film tension is too loose (large, irregular waves).
c. Film tension is too tight (small, fine wrinkles – “orange peel” effect).
d. Roller speed is too fast.
3.
Stretch lines running with the web (parallel to the edge):
a. Film tension is too tight.
b. Heat is set too high.
c. Substrate is too thick to seal fully.
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4.
Blisters on surface of substrate or along edge of substrate:
a. Heat is set too high.
b. Excessive moisture in the substrate being laminated.
c. Inks are not fully dry.
d. Rubber Rollers are not clean or are damaged.
5.
Curling of the finished lamination:
a. Unbalanced tension on the supply mandrels; too much tension on the top supply mandrel will
cause the film to curl upward, or too much tension on the bottom supply mandrel will cause the
film to curl downward.
b. Bottom roll of laminating film is threaded incorrectly.
6.
Wrinkling around edge of laminated substrate:
a. Substrate to be laminated is too thick; try a laminating film with a thicker adhesive layer to
compensate for the added thickness or flush cut the substrate.
USI Corporate Headquarters
98 Fort Path Road
Madison, Connecticut 06443
(203) 245-8586 ● (800) 243-4565 ● Fax (203) 245-7337
www.usi-laminate.com
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