Laminating systems developer D&K has launched its latest innovation, the Neptune – a B3 laminator, now available in New Zealand from Graph-Pak

Tom Ralph, managing director of Graph-Pak says D&K has based the new Neptune on the Europa B2 Laminator, now approaching 300 installations globally.

New: The Neptune B3 laminator

New: The Neptune B3 laminator

Ralph says, “The growth of the digital print market leads us to believe that now is the right time to launch a B3 model. The run lengths that printers are willing to produce on digital presses is increasing, and we are being asked more frequently for a fully automated SRA3/B3 model where the speeds that can be achieved by hand feeding just are not viable.�

The D&K Neptune has a footprint of less than 2m x 1m and weighs in at around 350kg. It has a deep pile feeder and will run stock weights of 115gsm to 350gsm at speeds of up to 15mpm, meaning its can laminate 2000 SRA3 sheets per hour. It also has an easy to operate touch screen control panel.

Ralph says, “Although there appear to be positive signs for the economy, price is still an important factor and so the B3 Neptune will compare favourably with the semi-automatic models currently on the market but have significantly greater productivity. I’m sure that the specification, robust build quality and modest price tag will result in a great deal of interest in the Neptune.

Installation involves Graph-Pak engineers giving full operator training.



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