Laminating Overview | Roll, Pouch, & Cold Laminators. Laminating Film and Supplies


Roll Laminating
Roll Laminators are designed for fast high quality, high volume laminating. Roll laminators are a popular choice for large documents. These laminators use two continuous rolls of laminating film making them an excellent choice for posters and banners. Roll laminators usually use two rolls of laminating film -- one roll is placed above the feed tray and one roll is placed under the feed tray. To laminate, the document is placed on the feed tray and gently pushed toward the laminator. The rollers of the laminator pull the document toward the laminating film for laminating.

ROLL LAMINATORS are available from 12'' up to 65'' in width. Many of these laminators offer various features like automatic shut off, automatic reverse, variable speed and temperature controls. Wide-Format Laminators offer mounting and can use both thermal and pressure-sensitive materials, giving you the versatility you need for single-sided laminations.

ROLL LAMINATING FILM is offered in two grades Standard and Premium. The standard laminating or school laminating film is made of a polyester base and a polyethylene adhesive that produces clear laminations. This economical laminating film adheres to a variety of material and is popular with schools. The Premium laminating film is made of a copolymer adhesive that reduces film distortion and improves clarity. It provides excellent encapsulation on a wide variety of materials. It is perfect for high speed applications.

Wide-Format Laminating
Wide-Format Laminators are designed for fast high-quality laminating. These laminators range from 41” up to 65” in length. Most wide-format laminators offer one-sided and two-sided laminating using both thermal and pressure sensitive materials. These laminators have mounting capabilities up to ½” and offer in-line slitters for trimming during lamination. Some Wide-Format laminators use foot pedal control for hands free operation. All Wide-Format Laminators are shipped with their own stand.
Pouch Laminating
Pouch Laminators are used to laminate small ID size cards up to Double Letter Size Pouches, some may go as large as 18” in width. To laminate insert your document into the pouch, place the pouch into the pouch laminator and within seconds the item is sealed and protected. Some manufacturers require using a carrier. The carrier is used to provide stability to the laminating pouches and is used to protect the rollers from any excess adhesive that might adhere to the rollers. Because the pouches are precut to a specific size there is less need for trimming.

POUCH LAMINATORS are easy to use and are extremely popular. We offer a wide selection of pouch laminators from 4'' home/office up to 18'' commercial laminators. When purchasing a pouch laminator a few things to consider are the throat size and the number of rollers. Our 4''-6 1/2'' laminators will accommodate the ID Size pouches only. The 13'' pouch laminators will accommodate the smaller ID Size as well as the Letter, Legal, Menu and Double Letter size laminating pouches.
The number of rollers is also important when purchasing a pouch laminator. The number of rollers provides a smooth consistent through-put as well as consistent even heat distribution. Our 2 roller pouch laminators are usually economical basic laminators and usually require a pouch carrier. Our 4 roller laminating machines are usually more professional and offer consistent through-put. The 6 roller laminators are usually photo quality and provide smooth bubble free laminating.

LAMINATING POUCHES provide crystal clear laminating results. We offer premium quality pouches in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses. These pouches are pre-sized so there is no need for trimming. The laminating pouches are sealed on one side -- Just slide your document into the pouch and you are ready to laminate. The inside of the pouch is coated with a heat activated adhesive that allows the pouch to bond with the document after going through the laminator. Pouches are available in crystal clear or matte finishes.

Cold Laminating
Cold Laminating uses pressure sensitive laminating. Pressure sensitive laminating has a sticky side so when it comes in contact it will adhere to the material being laminated. Cold Laminating is excellent when using thermal / heat sensitive material or some specialty inks that could be damaged by heat.

COLD LAMINATORS 3M Laminators or Xyron Laminators provide an easy way to laminate without heat. Easy to operate the Xyron Cold Laminators or 3M Laminators usually require no electricity. Simply place the document on the feed tray and insert it into the laminator. Turn the handle and the document is feed through the laminator and laminated. The wide format cold laminators use electricity when feeding the document to be laminated.

COLD LAMINATING SUPPLIES Many of these Cold Laminating Machines use replaceable cartridges that are easy to insert and swap out. We provide a wide variety of cartridges for Xyron Laminators and 3M Laminators. Not only do we offer Laminating Cartridges we also offer many other cartridges that provide different applications such as One Side Laminating and One Side Adhesive, One Side Adhesive Only and One Side Repositionable.
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