Laminators accept A4 size paper with some being able to laminate A3. They are quick to heat up and have the ability to reverse feed documents that have become misaligned, with some having sensors that can do this automatically.
As a safety precaution, some more heavy-duty laminators have technology that reduces the temperature of the laminator safeguarding the user. The laminators can also go into sleep mode or shut off completely when not in use to reduce energy consumption.
How does a laminator work?
A laminator works using heat and pressure which it applies to a document and plastic pouch once it is fed into the machine. The heating of the plastic bonds it together encasing the document within the plastic. In the more inexpensive machines, there may only be one or two rollers, however some of the more expensive machines can have several which provides a better finish.
Types of laminators
There are 3 main types of laminators available: