Premium UV coating quality for photo book applications, labels and other roll feed products

The GM Photo Coater is designed for the UV coating of photo-paper with superior quality. It also provides UV coating for photo books, labels, stickers and other roll feed products.

The UV guarantees that professional quality photos printed on paper using silver halide technology gets the optimal protection and required gloss level. UV coating ensures a brilliant appearance and enriches the colours. It prevents the colours and images from fading and provides excellent resistance against weather, UV light, abrasion, sweat and other elements.

The machine has a compact footprint and is easy to operate. The helical gears used in the coater ensure perfect coating quality due to the minimum level of vibration. The drive train in the coater is completely servo driven offering low maintenance servo-driven tension control and good registration. The coating station uses the flexographic principle, so the actual coating thickness can be controlled very arcuately saving varnish costs.

The GM Photo Coater features the newest electronics, a newly-designed control panel and user-friendly interface. The graphical touch screen shows the machine configuration, spindle directions and web-up. The machine can be equipped in optional modules allowing spot varnish, lamination, cold foiling and slitting. The large 600 mm bottom rewinder offers less stopovers.

GM Photo Coater can run offline and inline with photobook manufacturing equipment and digital printers.

Technical Specification PhotoCoater
Web Width 20 – 762 mm
Substrate Thicknesses up to 550 µm
Die Station
Semi-Rotary Web Speed 55 m/min
Webguide BST Ultrasonic
Flexo Sation
Print Cylinder size – option 1 228 – 482,5 mm
Print Cylinder size – option 2 482,5 – 1016 mm
Spot varnish option with registration and slow run
Size (WxDxH) 6,0 x 2,2 x 1,7 m
  • The UV Flexo varnish station with optional registration allows the higher level of embellishment with spot and Super Gloss varnish.
  • GM SmartCrush – An ultra-quick set knives system, allowing fast and precise setting of each crush knife – also while running.
  • GM Mini Buffer – easy switching between inline and offline mode. It synchronizes the speed between the digital press and finisher.
GM PhotoCoater