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Drytac - New liquid coating systems – finishing for virtually any printing application

Drytac, manufacturer of products for graphics finishing and display have recently added to their already extensive product portfolio a line of aqueous and UV coating equipment, as part of a Strategic Plan to leverage the growing demand for liquid laminating among users of flatbed inkjet printers, digital print-on-demand presses and photo printers, as well as operators of gicleé and fine art studios.

The VERSA-Coater XL. With formats ranging from 3.2 M (10.5 ft) down to models the size of a copy machine, Drytac's new line of advanced coating systems provides a finishing solution for virtually any printing application. The new liquid coating equipment now offered by Drytac include the VERSA-Coater PhotoMate, PressMate, DocuMate, and XL UV, as well as the AFC Liquid Coater and Photo Coater.

The PhotoMate and Documate have already created a huge amount of interest following the launch at Photokina in September of this year, in which Drytac had both machines on display available for demo. With its ultra compact footprint, ease of use and compatibility with photo, litho and digital press output, the Documate UV Liquid coater proved to be particularly popular with Copy Shops and Print Houses, whereas the PhotoMate UV, with its ability to produce textured or sheen finishes on rigid or flexible coated media, available in three different sizes seemed to be the choice machine for photo finishing professionals.

Heading up the new division as Liquid Coatings Divisional Manager is Nick Collins, whose role is to grow and develop sales across UK and Europe in this new area of Drytac's business.

Nick already has a wealth of experience in the adhesive laminating industry after working at Ademco for 13 years, alongside a number of Drytac team members. Since leaving Ademco he has undertaken a number of mounting and laminating projects, specifically aimed at the application of such technologies into new markets.

For further information about Drytac's range of liquid laminators, please visit our website on www.drytac.co.uk or contact Nick Collins on +44 (0)117 958 6500.

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