UV Curable Coater Delivers Different textures and sheen for photo projects
The VersaCoaterTM PhotoMate is designed to coat photo projects like portraits, wedding photos, personalized photo albums and other custom photo projects. Capable of processing speeds up to 100 ft. (30m) / minute, the VersaCoaterTM PhotoMate’s dual path engineering can create your choice of Smooth, Artisan, Fine Canvas, Crystal, Leather or Linen textured finishes on the same machine*. An optional custom proofing roller can also watermark proofs with your shop’s logo or other custom watermark.
Advanced engineering for a wide range of photo/print applications
PhotoMate delivers custom textured as well as smooth UV curable coatings on a variety of media types with equal ease. A multi tank carousel allows you to switch between different coating and cleaning combinations, allowing you to keep different coatings loaded in the machine for quick job set up.
Compatible with photo, inkjet and digital presses such as iGen/Indigo/DocuColor/NexPress, the PhotoMate protects and adds value to your clients’ photo albums and images. Used with the InstaCure Photo coatings that are ideal for silver halide or digital press prints, you can emboss, imprint or sign school pictures, wedding portraits, black and white prints and book covers after the prints have been coated. With the the optional Polymerized Ink Treatment System, you can coat onto hard to stick to media and highly infused wax based toner/ink systems, such as the Konica Minolta C6500. Rigid or flexible coated photo paper or other digital media up to 1/2-inch (13mm) thick can be coated with the PhotoMate without changeovers or modifications
Low Cost of Ownership
A compact footprint and easy-to-operate features reduce space and staff training costs, making the VersCoaterTM PhotoMate a lower cost to own machine than competitors’ models. Automated start up and shutdown, semi-automatic cleaning and automatic drain, UV lamp ready monitor and a filtered coating re-circulating system all make operating the PhotoMate and managing project production easier.
* The Smooth roller and one textured roller (Crystal unless otherwise specified) comes standard with the VersaCoaterTM PhotoMate. Additional textured rollers can be ordered separately.