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Polar Cub Mounting & Laminating Machines (2 Sizes)


As the name implies, Polar Cub machines are meant for cold mounting with or without cold one-side lamination. This compact and durable manual mounting machine works well with several different kinds of mounting boards, including self-stick mounting boards, pouch boards with pressure sensitive adhesive, self-stick mat boards, and plain mounting boards paired with pressure sensitive mounting adhesive. The Polar Cub comes in two different sizes, either a 25" or a 38" for wider format prints. Both units have entry and exit tables that fold up, allowing for a compact footprint when in storage, but a wide working table for stability and board-support when in use. Ready-to-use straight from the box, the Polar Cub mounting machine will handle foam and mounting boards up to 1" thick, allowing for use with nearly any mounting board on the market. Because it does not use any heat to mount prints, it is an ideal solution for photo studios and other businesses that use heat-sensitive prints. It also offers faster application, requiring no warm-up time. For a fast and easy mounting solution, buy a Polar Cub mounting and laminating machine online.

How to Use Polar Cub with Self-Stick Boards:
   ① Peel back about 1" of the adhesive liner on your board.
   ② Press your print onto the exposed adhesive and smooth it out.
   ③ Insert the tacked edge into the mounting machine, then peel off the remainder of the liner, gently pulling the loose portion of your print up and over so it is smooth against the rollers.
   ④ Turn the handle on the Polar Cub to begin pulling the board through the rollers.You are left with a smooth, bubble-free finish.

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Starting at: $419.00

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If you are ready for a fast, and simple-to-use solution to mounting prints to foam boards, then consider the Polar Cub mounting machines. Available in either 25" or 38" working widths, the Polar Cub is a manual mounting machine that is operated with a hand-crank on the side of the unit. It is compatible with a huge selection of mounting boards, including self-stick mounting boards, pouch boards that have a pre-applied pressure sensitive adhesive, self-stick mat boards, and plain mounting boards paired with pressure sensitive mounting adhesive.

If you are tired of mounting prints by hand, or using time-consuming and difficult-to-operate heated machines, then a Polar Cub manual mounting machine might be the perfect solution. These compact and durable little machines will save up to half the time of mounting by hand, and will accept foam boards, gator boards, and any other mounting board of your choice up to 1" thick. Since most boards are 3/16" thick, this allows for huge variety of even specialty applications. High-quality silicone rollers ensure consistent pressure and professional results, every time. Entry and exit feed tables also support the boards so you don't have to, and can be folded up for compact storage.

The Polar Cub mounting machine is so easy to use, nearly anyone can create a professionally mounted print in a little as just a couple of minutes.

   ① First, set the gap between the rollers to match the thickness of your board. Place your board between the rollers and close the gap by turning the height control knob until there is no light between the board and the rollers. Then close the rollers one more half-turn. Each time you switch a board thickness, re-set this gap so it matches your particular board.
   ② Make sure your print is clear of dust and debris on both the front and back of the print.
   ③ Peel back about 1 inch of the adhesive liner from your mounting board, and place down print, smoothing it out over the exposed adhesive.
   ④ Insert the attached edge into the Polar Cub and remove the remainder of the adhesive liner while lifting your print and smoothing it against the rollers.
   ⑤ Now turn the hand crank to pull the board through the machine, applying even pressure to your print and board, creating a bubble-free and professional finish. Now you can trim the edges, if desired.

The Polar Cub manual mounting machine creates mounted prints of pristine quality, smooth from edge to edge without bubbles, creases, or other blemishes. Buy the Polar Cub mounting machine online today and start producing professional-quality mounted prints efficiently and easily.


Manufacturer Polar Laminating
Manufacturer Part Number POLARCUB CFG
Operating Method Manual [Handle]
Included Supplies & Accessories Corner Alignment Guide
X-ACTO® Knife
Compatible Supplies Self Adhesive Mounting Boards
Self Adhesive Pouch Boards
Any Other Self Adhesive Boards
Speed Dependent on Operator
Castors No
Dimensions 25" Model: Working: 27 ½" W x 24 ½" D x 10" H
Storage: 27 ½" W x 12.5" D x 10" H
38" Model: Working: 48" W x 25" D x 12" H
Storage: 48" W x 12" D x 12" H
Manufacturer's Warranty 1 Year Limited
Operation Manual
Hot / Cold Cold
Maximum Thickness 1" Thick
Maximum Width 25" Wide
38" Wide
Shipping Information This item ships via Truck (Common Carrier). Free dock to dock truck shipping is available for qualifying orders. It is the responsibility of the Consignee (receiver) to remove the product from the truck. If you do not have a loading dock or any other means to lift the freight off the truck and/or you need assistance bringing the product inside of your location please call (866) 537-2244. Click here for full details.

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