Print mounting and laminating system the Bubble Free Applicator is being sold in the UK by Josero.
The machine, which is similar to the Rolls Roller but significantly less expensive, has a starting price of £6,695.
"It’s a very nice product, developed by a printer and built from the operator’s point of view," said Josero managing director Loic Delor. "It’s not the cheapest of the cheap but it is the best in terms of price/performance."
The Hungarian-made machine is available in three widths 1.5m, 1.7m and 2,2m or custom sizes on demand.
Bubble Free Applicator sales manager Gergely Mike said that the firm had made 70 installations across Europe so far, and was delighted to add the UK to the list of countries in which the product was sold.
"A contact of mine showed it at Viscom Germany and sold nine units in three days," added Delor. I was surprised how good the product was. If anything it’s better than the Rolls Roller."