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Welcome to Huntoffice laminators and laminator accessories store. Here you will find laminators manufactured by top class brand GBC which can be used for both personal and professional assignments. The range includes various laminating size machines like A4 laminators, A3 laminators and A2 laminators. We also carry a selection of professional roll laminators that are designed to work in heavy use environments. In this section we also offer laminating accessories such as laminating pouches, laminating film rolls and self-laminating pouches.
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Laminating is the process of applying a plastic film on a surface. By applying a plastic film makes the surface more durable. With items such as paper the laminated film is bonded on both sides. As well as protecting, laminating is also used to make items tamperproof such as identity cards. There are two main types of laminating machines, pouch laminating machines and roll laminating machines.
• Pouch laminating is a popular type of laminating used in homes and offices. Pouch laminators come in various sizes including A4 laminators, A3 laminators, A2 laminators etc. The inside of the laminating film is heat activated. With laminating pouches the item to be laminated is placed inside the laminating pouch, the pouch is then fed into the laminating machine. The laminating machine contains heated rollers; the rollers are used to feed the pouch through the machine while distributing heat and keeping the film pressed.You can also get cold laminated pouch machines for heat sensitive documents. Cold laminating pouches are activated by pressure instead of heat.
• Roll laminators are often used when laminating larger volumes or large type documents. Roll laminators work in the same way as pouch laminators, again there are two types of laminating rolls one which is activated by heat and cold laminating rolls which is activated by pressure.
With heat laminators there is a range of different temperature settings. With laminating pouches there is also a range of different micron thickness. Using the wrong temperature setting with the wrong micron pouch can cause the laminating pouch to melt or damage the machine so always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using a laminator. With some laminating pouches a carrier is also required to prevent the pouch melting into the machine. A laminating carrier is a cover that goes over the laminating pouch protecting the laminator machine.