When it comes to laminating machines, there are a few different options to choose from. The most common are A2, A3 and A4 laminators. Cold laminators seal the pouches with pressure, while hot laminators use heat to fuse the pouch and document together. Laminating speed is also something to consider when shopping for a laminator – the faster the machine, the quicker you’ll be able to laminate your documents.
Another thing to think about is the micron thickness of the laminating pouches. The higher the micron number, the thicker the pouch will be. Most laminators can accommodate pouches with a micron thickness of up to 250. If you need a thicker pouch, there are laminators that can accommodate pouches with a micron thickness of up to 350 or even 500.
What to laminate?
So, what can you laminate with a laminating machine? Virtually any document or item that you want to protect from wear and tear. This could include:
- Business cards
- And more!
When shopping for a laminating machine, it’s important to consider the size of the documents you’ll be laminating, the speed of the laminator, and the micron thickness of the pouches. With these factors in mind, you’re sure to find the perfect laminating machine for your needs.
Laminating is divided into categories according to its use. The laminator that you select will be based on the laminating use. Office laminators are the most common and range in price from R1000 to R10,000. The lower priced laminators are for personal use, while the more expensive laminators are for commercial or educational use.
Large Office Laminators are for laminating at a high speed and generally have a large laminating surface. The laminating pouch thickness is also greater with these machines.
Small Office Laminators are for laminating at a low speed and have a small laminating surface. The laminating pouch thickness is also thinner with these machines.
Personal Laminators are for low volume, home use and usually have a lamination speed of 4 minutes or less. These laminators are available in both cold and hot models.
Roll laminators are used to laminate large items such as banners and posters. These laminators are available in both cold and hot models.
There are a lot of cheap laminator machines in the market, but we do not recommend purchasing these machines. The lamination quality is usually poor and they often break down after a short period of time. It is better to invest in a good quality laminator machine that will last for many years.
When selecting a laminating machine, it is important to consider the size of the documents you will be laminating, the speed of the laminator, and the micron thickness of the pouches. With these factors in mind, you're sure to find the perfect laminating machine for your needs.
We hope this guide has been helpful in selecting the proper laminator machine for your needs. If you require any assistance or information, please do not hesitate to contact us.