Five Laminators We Recommend
When you read most product reviews, laminator reviews in particular, you’re typically reading promotional material straight from the manufacturer. We tried to take a different approach here with the following laminator review. We chose four laminators, both pouch and roll varieties, we’ve personally tried and tested — some for over five years.
Your results may vary, but we have been quite pleased with the overall performance of the following laminators. If you happen to own any of these models, feel free to let us know if your experience has been the same as ours.
Banner American ValueLam 4500
When you walk through the front doors of our Office Zone home office location, the first thing to greet you is an enormous, wide-format ValueLam 4500 laminator. But don’t let its intimidating looks deceive you; this is actually a low-priced, low-maintenance machine. Its high-capacity dimensions let you perform laminating and mounting jobs up to 44-inches wide.
We’ve experienced nothing but clean, professional results with our ValueLam 4500. In fact, we recently laminated a ¼-inch foam-board mounted full-color poster with the ValueLam and the results were impressive. The colors on the poster became significantly more vibrant and made an overall more eye-catching image.
GBC Pinnacle 27 EZ Load
The thing we like best about the GBC Pinnacle 27 EZ Load is the simple fact that it’s easy to load! That’s a common complaint or hassle with roll laminators — it’s so darned tricky to load the film. The Pinnacle 27 is capable of laminating things up to 27-inches wide. This easy-to-operate roll laminator features unique roll lamination cartridges that are easy to put on and take off the machine. This laminator quickly warms up in about 10 minutes.
Sircle Corp. SircleLam LA-330
The SircleLam LA-330 is a relatively new pouch laminator on the market. It uses both hot shoe and heating plate technology and a total of four-rollers. What does this mean? It means that this laminator may be used with photographs and other temperature-sensitive documents. This can be used in a school, the office or at home. The LA-330 features a back-to-front feeding style.
This laminator takes hardly any time to warm up, approximately three-minutes. It has an LED indicator that lets you know when it’s fully heated. It also has a feature that most pouch laminators to not have – a reverse button. This does not un-laminate your document, but it will help you back out a mis-fed item or prevent a possible jam.
Banner American PL12A
We decided to leave the best for last. The PL12A is simply a high-quality, high-volume, industrial-strength pouch laminator. Its independent heat and motor control system lets you leave the machine on stand-by (heat ready) for hours at a time without hurting the motor. This means you can instantly re-start laminating at any time.
The PL12A pouch laminator has a 12″ mouth — ideal for most jobs. Over the years, our customers have used the PL12A laminator to laminate: restaurant menus, maps, promotional signs, legal-sized documents, certificates, photo ID’s, luggage tags, photographs, scrapbook items and more.
The PL12A was constructed with long-lasting metal gears and a powerful motor that extends the laminator’s life. Its four-roller lamination system provides a clear, professional finish. The machine also has a temperature-control knob on the bottom of the chassis. This helps you fine-tune your lamination to achieve the best-looking laminated result possible.
Be sure to contact Office Zone for all of your laminator needs.
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