At Lloyd's of Indiana, we stock a large variety of laminating systems, including pouch laminators and heated roll laminator equipment for schools and high production.
What Type of Laminator DO I Need?
Pouch laminating equipment is perfect for either home or office use. Pouch laminators are the easiest and most economical method for protecting valuable documents, pictures or ID Cards. Laminate pouches and supplies are available in many stock sizes from credit card to a menu size (12" x 18"), The beautiful thing about this process is that the pouches are cut to size. When the pouch comes out the other side of the laminator, the process is finished. The downside is, pouches are relatively small. If you want to laminate anything large, you need a roll laminator.
Another technique of lamination is to use a heated roll laminator, this type of system uses rolls of film. Like the pouch laminators, it needs heat and pressure for operation. Most roll machines require two rolls of film, one on top and one on the bottom. There are some advantages to the heated roll system. Once loaded, the film supply on the machine can run continually, allowing uninterrupted lamination of many pieces. This feature is ideal for large volume.
Most roll lamination equipment has speed control and temperature control to fine tune the process for the best results. The disadvantage to roll film laminating is that each laminated sheet needs to be trimmed to size. The initial investment for roll lamination is greater than pouch lamination. Roll Lamination's advantage is there are no limitations in smaller sizes, and the cost per sheet is less than using a pouch laminator. We carry Roll Laminators up to 65 inches in width. Roll laminating equipment is the most versatile, having the ability to change from 12" film for menus, book covers, bookmarks, etc. to a 25" or 36" roll film supply for posters and point of purchase displays.