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[09/05/2010] How does a pouch laminator work?

The pouch laminators come with either one or two sets of rollers called “pull” rollers and ‘feed” rollers. They are positioned on the back and on front of the laminator respectively and there is a heating source between the two sets; once the pouch laminator is turned on, an indicator will signal when the heat source has reached the right temperature, and the laminator is ready for use. The print, inserted in the pouch is usually placed inside a carrier and then is fed to the front rollers; the heat warms up the adhesive and the applied pressure encapsulates the item, and the final product is pushed to the cooling tray. The pouch laminators are very easy to use and do not require any form of special training, unlike some of the high-end, industrial laminators; caution should be exercised only when using a pouch laminator, which has only pull rollers.

The different models come with different control features, allowing you to further fine-tune the laminating process; most models come with temperature gauge and some with speed controls and reverse mode features. The temperature gauge should be used to adjust the temperature according to the pouch thickness - for thinner pouches the heat should be turned down.

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[09/05/2010] What is the biggest size print that I can laminate?

[09/05/2010] What is a laminating pouch carrier?

[09/05/2010] What thickness laminating pouch do I need?

[09/05/2010] What size laminating pouch is the best?

[09/05/2010] Which pouch laminator is the best?

[09/05/2010] Types of laminators

[09/05/2010] Who are the big laminator manufacturers?

[09/05/2010] Why do we need to laminate?

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[09/05/2010] Heated roll laminators

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[27/03/2011] How to maintain a roll laminator

[27/03/2011] How to use pouch laminators

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