Guardian Laminators

Guardian Calenders™ are an affordable, easy to use solution for all your dye sublimation paper transfer
and direct-to-fabric applications. The Guardian's intuitive design makes for quick, easy use, maintenance and cleaning, thus saving time on production. Solid, all steel construction provides high quality performance and ensures Guardian Calenders™ are built to last.


  • All steel component construction
  • Temperature accuracy is controlled by a precision
    Infra-Red sensor, ensuring consistency during
    the entire transfer process
  • Heat is supplied by a specially engineered
    Infra-Red Quartz Element providing even temperatures when running pieces or roll-to-roll
  • Fast warm-up and cool down times save
    energy and labor
  • Nomex felt belt with a Kevlar reinforced center
    for added durability.
  • Mechanically adjusted belt without compressed air;
    the belt does not need adjustment before, during or after the transfer process

Temperature Control
  • Temperature is adjustable up to 220°C (428°F)
  • Exposure Time: Can be adjusted from 20 to 190 seconds.
Guardian Safety Plate

Control Panel
  • Temperature selection and control.
  • Selection of exposure time and speed.
  • Forward, Stop, Reverse
  • Safety reset.

Guardian Control Panel
Safety Features

Guardian Calenders include safety features engineered to provide a safe working environment for the operator:

  • Plexiglass Front Cover: Protects the user from the feed mechanism and the risk of burns; also protects the felt belt and drive system from being damaged by foreign objects.
  • Emergency Stop Buttons: Two (2) emergency stop buttons are located in the front and rear of the calender.
  • System Override: If any of the safety features are activated, the user must press the reset button to reengage the calender.
  • Thermo Isolation: All exposed surfaces have been thermo isolated to protect the user from the risk of burns while operating the calender.
Guardian Calender Transport Circuit
Guardian Safety Plate

Guardian Calender Production Table and Receptacle for Pre-cut Pieces

Guardian Safety Plate
Tensioning of paper

Paper Tension is adjustable with the tension adjustment knob located on the table paper feed mandrel (Fig. C)

Guardian Safety Plate
Benefits of the production table
  • The table is removable, allowing for roll-to-roll or piece production.
  • Ideal for the production of sportswear and garments using stretchable or non-stretchable fabric.
  • Works with tacky or non-tacky paper.

Feeding paper and pre-cut pieces
  • Transfer paper can be loaded and tensioned on the front of the table using the transfer paper feed mandrel. (Fig. A)
  • The roll feeding guide assists in feeding paper flat into the calender. (Fig. B)
  • Printed paper is kept in contact with pre-cut pieces by the pressure bar.
Guardian Safety Plate

Connecting the table to the calender
  • The table is designed to quickly attach and detach to and from the calender, allowing the operator to seamlessly switch between roll-to-roll and piece production. (Fig. D)

Guardian Safety Plate

Guardian Safety Plate

Receptacle for pre-cut pieces
  • Easily attaches and detaches to and from the back of the calender for receiving cut pieces after the sublimation process is complete.
  • When not in use, the receptacle can be folded for storage. (Fig. E)

Please feel free to call us at 877-550-5590 | 734-668-0755 or email us at for additional information on Guardian Calenders or if you’re interested in becoming an authorized dealer.

Demo Center Sponsors

A special thank you to Aberdeen Fabrics, ErgoSoft and Onyx Graphics for supporting the Supply55 dye sublimation demonstration center.

Aberdeen Fabrics Partner Site Onyx Partner Site Onyx Partner Site

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  • Guardian Calender Full Image
  • Guardian Entire Control Panel
  • Calender Exposure Time Control
  • Guardian Calender Temperature Control
  • Calender Safety Cover
  • Calender Media Mandrel  Lock Position
  • Calender Media Mandrel Unlock Position
  • Guardian Calender Table Attachment
  • Guardian Calender Nomex Spacer
  • Guardian Calender Table Feeding Roller
  • Guardian Calender Table
  • Guardian Calender Table Attachment
  • Guardian Calender Easy Access Panels
  • Guardian Calender Easy Access Panels
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