Cheaper, lower quality pouches will cause jamming, will produce a poor finish, can leave a damaging deposit on the rollers, and can void manufacturer’s warranties.
Cold Pouch Lamination are the best option when laminating heat-sensitive documents, which would include faxes, photos, and documents printed with an ink jet printer. Cold lamination can be safer and provide better UV protection than hot lamination. Cold laminating pouches use an adhesive that is activated with pressure, are easy and safe to use because they do not get hot and may not use electricity. Some basic differences to consider when choosing a laminator include: Rollers: Basic laminators have two rollers - high-volume laminator’s use 4 up to 10 rollers - the more rollers, the better the lamination Motor Speed: Higher-end pouch laminators have a variable speed to gives optimum throughput. Temperature Control: Higher-end laminators have an adjustable temperature controller for cold lamination. Width: Pouch laminators are available from about 4’’ wide for badge lamination to A1 size for posters and signs. Pouch Thickness: Laminators can handle different thicknesses of pouch from 150 micron to 500 micron total. Also consider features like auto reverse or release in case of a jam, photo quality, easy upright storage, carry handle, metal construction.