Rated 3 out of 5 by 2
Rated 1 out of 5 by Akari Fellowes
I would never buy another Laminator from this brand. The laminator only lasted me 6 pouch uses before it stopped heating and would no longer laminate. I called their support line and they were not at all helpful, asking for a proof of purchase just so they can take a look at it. Why would I keep a receipt for something I wasn't planning on returning. Next time keep all your receipts because this brand will sure to break on you in less than 1 month of usage. If I had known this would break down so fast I wouldn't keep a receipt, you know why>? Because I wouldn't have bought it to begin with.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by UseAsUnintended 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