Read about what is Pouch Lamination. When you are looking for a laminating machine to laminate your documents its very easy to be confused. You might be confused by the different machines and pouches available. Here is a good how to buy laminating machine guide to help make the buying process easier.

Pouch laminating is sometimes referred to as encapsulating.

This is where your document is placed in a transparent sleeve which is sealed at one edge. This will make sure there is a small overlap around all four sides. A laminating pouch is lined with a special adhesive when heated to the correct temperature will bond to the document giving it a protective coating. This is achieved by feeding the laminating pouch through a laminating machine. Where the laminating pouch is pulled through heated rollers, activating the adhesive and compressing the document.

Once the document, be it a business card or a poster is encased in the pouch. It becomes far more resistant to wear and tear and also enhances the the colours of the document. These types of laminators use a series of hard rubber rollers to move the document through the laminating machine. You will find there are usually between two and six rollers, dependant on size and cost of the laminating machine.

Generally the more rollers the better the finished product and often there is an increase in speed with additional rollers.

There is a huge variety of laminating machines on the market. Ranging from around $50 for the very basic models to a few thousand for industrial standard machines. Laminating machines come in various widths depending on the size of the documents that need to be laminated.

A4 and A3 are by far the most common sizes on the market. It is worth noting that this is the maximum size pouch they can take, but they can all take smaller pouches for example A4 pouches can be used on an A3 machine.

What is Pouch Lamination and How to use a Laminator

Depending on the quality of the laminator, you will find a variety of controls. The most basic machines may have nothing more than an on and off switch. However, more expensive machines will have controls for speed and temperature. The pouches themselves come in different thicknesses and finishes. The standard thickness is 80 microns but much thicker pouches are available. Pouches usually come in a gloss finish, but matte is also available if you wish.

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Also read Laminator Pouches and Machines for your Home or School and Laminating Tips to Improve Your Laminating

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