Pouch Laminators and Roll Laminators for Schools and Business
Pouch Laminators are desktop thermal laminating machines that are used to laminate single documents, business cards, luggage tags or recipe cards. These professional laminating machines are perfect plastic laminating machines for schools. Pouch Laminating Equipment comes in widths from 4” wide up to 13” wide and are available up to 44” wide. Pouch Laminators are used to laminate from card size up to 11”x17”. Pouch Laminating Machines use what is called a “lamination pouch” which are 2 sheets of plastic that are sealed on one side and open on three sides. You insert your item to be laminated into the pouch and run it through the card laminator machine. The laminate pouch is made up of plastic and a heat activated adhesive. The plastic lamination machine activates the adhesive and permanently seals the plastic into the document.
Some Pouch Laminators require a carrier to laminate and some do not. We recommend using a carrier to keep the rollers clean and keep the adhesive from getting on the rollers.
A carrier is simply a heavy weight coated card stock. The pouch is inserted in the carrier before it is put thru the laminator. The carrier can be used over and over and are included in the box with our Laminating Pouches.
Call if you have any questions about any of our Pouch Laminating Machines for schools or any of the Laminating Equipment we sell.
Professional roll laminating machines are available in widths from 13" up to 60" Wide Format Laminating Machines.
Unlike a Pouch Laminator, Roll Laminators run a continous web of plastic for laminating larger quantities of paper products.
Roll Laminator Machines are available to laminate with either cold or hot Laminating Films.
Hot or (Thermal) Laminators use 2 rolls, (a top and a bottom) of heat activated laminating film to encapsulate documents.
Roll Laminators melt the film onto the paper by passing the Laminating Film over a set of heat shoes or heated rollers and through a set of nip and pull rollers that apply pressure.
The heat activates the adhesive in the film and permanently seals it to the paper.
Cold Laminators use a pressure sensitive adhesive to apply the film to the paper.
The cold films are about 5 times the cost of thermal films but are needed for certain heat sensitive applications.
We have over 30 years of experience in the Professional Laminating Machine Industry. Call us with any questions you may have about Roll Laminating Machines for schools or business.
If we can't help we will try and send you to someone that can help you. 1-800-445-ALPS (2577)
Brands of Roll Laminators we sell are Ledco, Banner American, Tashin, Sircle, DryLam and Laminex.