Sections 100 – 106 of the POPI Act deal with instances where parties would find themselves “guilty of an offense”. The most relevant of these are:
Section 107 of the Act details which penalties apply to respective offenses.
For the more serious offences the maximum penalties are a R10 million fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 years or to both a fine and such imprisonment.
For the less serious offences, for example, hindering an official in the execution of a search and seizure warrant the maximum penalty would be a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months, or to both a fine and such imprisonment.
Failure to comply with the requirements of the POPI Act could have dire consequences.
Roll laminating film is one of the most cost effective ways for products such as:
*Menus *Book covers *Charts
*Calendars *Posters *Catalogues
The roll laminator may be slightly more expensive than a regular pouch laminating machine, depending on the volumes being laminated.
However the BIG savings come from:
*Faster production output
*Lower laminating material costs of laminating film rolls vs pouches.
* More justifiable for medium to long term usage.
Quite simply laminating film is supplied in roll form rather than in pouch form.
It requires one or two rolls of film – one for the top side of the print and one for the bottom side.
Or only one roll if you choose to laminate one side of the print only.
The film is fed through roll laminating machines, heat and pressure is provided by the machine and the lamination process bonds the thermal plastic lamination film to the print and form a seal.
Using the appropriate laminating film is important to ensure the desired end result is achieved. Consider the following key features, before you make your purchase.
*Film grade *Core size *Roll width *Film thickness (micron).
This is the composition of the film.
It’s a good idea to always ask your AZ Trading representative if the lamination film you choose is compatible with your machine and will give you the desired end product.
Some tips for you include:
Standard matte or gloss laminating film will suffice for standard laminating jobs.
Digital Laminating Film is needed for digital print jobs to ensure proper bond adhesion.
AZ Trading offers premium digital laminating film, ultrabond, Superstick, a full range of OPP thermal laminating films and PET thermal laminating films and standard digital film.
This is the diameter of the core on which the film roll is wound.
There are 3 standard core sizes:
Tips to consider when deciding on the core size include:
This is simply how wide the roll of film is.
Simply consider the size of sheet you are laminating and within the parameters of the width that your laminating machine and ensure it all measures up.
The lamination roll thicknesses can vary and is measured in microns.
A thick lamination film will offer a more rigid and sturdy result.
Here are some examples to help you navigate your choice in choosing the thickness of your film.
Choosing the incorrect laminating film may end up damaging your machine or risk poor quality laminated prints.
To ensure you purchase the correct laminating film check:
*The specifications of your machine
*The nature of the substrate which you intend to laminate and then choose a laminating film accordingly.
AZ Trading Sales team is more than happy to help you make the best choice for all your lamination needs, get in touch today 086 111 4407!
Protect Your Essential Documents With Laminating Equipment
Paper based documents undergo various chemical changes when exposed to the environment. Even if you keep documents and photos inside a closed drawers, filing cabinets or storage rooms, you cannot ensure that the documents will remain in the same condition over extended periods of time.
Hence, you need to consider lamination as away to preserve your documents. Precious documents such as graduation certificate, business signage, deeds, identity proof or the collection of family photographs that bring back glimpses from past are not worth losing! Lamination is an effective means of preserving such film or paper based documents.
Lamination provides adequate protection from the elements that damage paper and film based products. Here is a list of factors that need to be controlled to protect your valuable documents:
By laminating, you protect essential documents from many external factors. Laminated products show higher longevity than unprotected documents. Hence, by laminating you not only make the documents look better, but make them more durable and stronger.
There is a range of Laminating equipment available accomplish this task. The laminating machines apply a protective but transparent coating over your items or documents which enables the documents to remain visible and remain protected from harsh elements.
The substances used as the coat are chemically neutral and water-proof and therefore prevent documents from various natural and accidental damages.
Laminated documents are covered on both the sides for complete protection.
For better result one needs to ensure no air bubble are left between the object and the layer of coating although this is not essential but a good quality laminator with decent laminating pouches work best.
There are various types of laminating equipment available from high volume laminating requirements to everyday office document laminating.