Laminating pouches are pockets, sealed on one side, into which items to be laminated are placed. A laminator seals the pouch’s heat-activated film, binding the layers together and protecting contents from dirt and other harmful elements.
Pouch lamination protects everything from 2¼” x 3¾” business cards to 15” x 18” posters, in thicknesses of 1.5, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 15 mil. The higher the mil weight, the more rigid the laminated material.
Pouch size is made to exactly match the item being laminated, so no trimming is necessary. The resulting lamination gives documents a clean, vibrant look.
Pouch laminators come in different sizes, speeds and with various features. Two common models include:
• 12” Laminator – Laminates everything from cards to posters 15 mil thick. Adjustable temperature controls let you set exact heat for specific applications. Compact designs provide excellent durability and stability. Used on desktops and workbenches.
• 13½” Laminator – Protects luggage tags, documents, certificates and signs up to 12” x 18”. Wide feed porches provide easy clearance. Cooling plate, adjustable temperature controls and indicator light included. Four-roller models feature separate heat/on/run switches, speeding the laminating process by allowing the laminator to be ready before all rollers engage.
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