Saturn™ 95 Laminator
Fast And Easy To Use
As my nickname implies, I don't use this for what most might use it for. I own and operate a small tech company and I use this laminator to make faceplates for prototype, and short run electronic enclosures (AI graphics laser printed on paper then laminated and trimmed to fit the panel so the controls make sense). I use it infrequently [and typically on the 5mil setting], but when I do, it heats up quickly, it does a fine job of laminating--never a bubble or blotch. The result is so clean the final product looks professional.
It takes around a minute to run one 8.5x10 5-mil sheet. You can fold up the input feed tray to act as a dust guard when not in use. It also has a handle and a pair of cord wrap flanges that double as feet for standing it up on end for reduced footprint storage. So, you can flip the input guide up, wrap up the cord, and carry it with you, or stand it on the shelf on it's side where it will stand and take up minimal space.
I often laminate several panels at once. To manage multiple pieces of paper I use Avery "Disappearing Color Glue Stick" [Acid Free/Photo Safe] to hold the sheets in place in the laminating pouch. Just a dab (or smear) of glue does it (approx 1" diameter).
I use a rolling paper cutter (Quartet AccuSafe) to trim the individual faceplates, then I use an exacto knife to cut out the holes for the control shafts.
The online PDF manual is a little strange. It's written in 3 languages and it's, basically, rendered from the printing template--in other words, it's laid out for printing, not for viewing as an online document. So, the section that is labeled English is not the only English section. There is one other that you have to search for (not hard to find, the document is fairly short).
September 25, 2013