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GBC Catena 65 25" Roll Laminator - 1715840
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GBC Catena 65 25" Roll Laminator - 1715840

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GBC Catena 65 25" Roll Laminator - 1715840

Part #: 1715840
Brand: GBC
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ProductDescription

The GBC Catena 65 is one of the highest quality 25" roll laminators available on the market. The GBC Catena 65 is a 25" tabletop laminator capble of lamination, encapsulation, and mounting of digital output using films up to 10mil thick. This thermal film laminator is designed for safe, convenient, moderate laminating production in any office or small print shop environment. The GBC Catena 65 Roll Laminator is ideal for laminating Signs, Posters, Placemats, Event Graphics, POP Displays, Show Graphics, Presentations, Banners, Store Signage, Menus, Courtroom Graphics and more.

Product Details

  • LCD Display indicates temperature, speed and Ready/Wait condition
  • Silicone rubber rollers ensure timely clean-up
  • Interlocking feed tray and magnetic safety shield for safe operation
  • Designed for thermal or pressure sensitive film up to 10 mil
  • Roller gap adjustment handles mounting boards up to 3/16" (5 mm) thick
  • Rewind roller peels away pressure sensitive release liner
  • Infrared heating coil distributes heat evenly and improves lamination quality
  • 8 bit microprocessor temperature control guarantees fast response time
  • Cooling fan ensures smooth, flat output
  • Exclusive preset temperature and speed settings for each film thickness
  • Fine tuning override controls for both temperature and speed for variations in paper conditions
  • Infrared heat detection provides instant reaction to heat changes on the silicone rollers
  • Max. Roll OD 5"

ItemSpecifications

  • Model: GBC Catena 65
  • Maximum Doc Size: 25"
  • Speed: 1.5' - 5' per minute
  • Compatible Film: 1.5 - 10mil
  • Core Diameter: 1" or 2.25"
  • Dimensions: 39"W x 17"H x 18"D
  • Weight: 84 lbs.
  • Warmup Time: 10 minutes
  • Adjustable Speed: Yes
  • Warranty: 90 Day Manufacturer
  • Safety Approval: UL, CE, CSA Listed, TUV Certified
  • Power Requirements: 120V, 60Hz, 12 amps

ProductReviews

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Reviewed on 2/28/2016

Great for Print Shops Review by Hailey

This laminator is perfect for our print shop. We use it laminate posters and documents, signage and to do mounting. It has adjustable speed and temperature settings and we were able to buy 3 inch core adapters to run specialty films on it.

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DemonstrationVideo

Transcript: Catena 65 Basic Operations. Located at the rear of the machine, you have the fan switch, the power switch and a 15 amp circuit breaker. When you turn on the Catena 65, it will automatically default to 32 degrees at speed 5. When you hit the Hot Button, it will automatically default to 230 degrees Fahrenheit. To increase the temperature, hit the Up Arrow Key. To decrease the temperature, hit the Down Arrow Key. To increase the speed, hit the Up Arrow Key and to decrease, hit the Down Arrow Key. When you hit the Measure Button, this will indicate how hot the rollers are. The Reverse Button is to... Read More

Catena 65 Basic Operations. Located at the rear of the machine, you have the fan switch, the power switch and a 15 amp circuit breaker. When you turn on the Catena 65, it will automatically default to 32 degrees at speed 5. When you hit the Hot Button, it will automatically default to 230 degrees Fahrenheit. To increase the temperature, hit the Up Arrow Key. To decrease the temperature, hit the Down Arrow Key. To increase the speed, hit the Up Arrow Key and to decrease, hit the Down Arrow Key. When you hit the Measure Button, this will indicate how hot the rollers are. The Reverse Button is to reverse the rollers. The Run Button is to make the rollers go forward and the Stop Button is to stop the rollers.

This setting here marked 3/16 is for foam board. If you are using High-Pressure Laminate, you want to go all the way down to the 6:00 position, this is for thermal encapsulation. When you are done, you want to raise the handle back up to the 12:00 position to gap your rollers. If you do not gap your rollers, it will be a flat spot in the heat roller.

Transcript: Catena 65 Loading the film. Poly in means that the adhesive is wrapped on the inside of the roll of film. You can tell by looking at the film, it has a dull side to it; that's the adhesive side, which is on the end. If I turn the film around, this is your shiny side. This is the side that's going to be laminated. So, there's a difference. You want to make sure to put your roll on your machine, the dull side is facing you and the shiny side is against the roller.
As you see on your film shaft, you have little indentations where you can line up your film when you put it on the film shaft itse...
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Catena 65 Loading the film. Poly in means that the adhesive is wrapped on the inside of the roll of film. You can tell by looking at the film, it has a dull side to it; that's the adhesive side, which is on the end. If I turn the film around, this is your shiny side. This is the side that's going to be laminated. So, there's a difference. You want to make sure to put your roll on your machine, the dull side is facing you and the shiny side is against the roller.
As you see on your film shaft, you have little indentations where you can line up your film when you put it on the film shaft itself. You slide this all the way to the end because we are going to load a 25 inch film on this machine. Tighten the thumbscrew, it will go right into the indentation and it will prevent the core adapter from sliding from left to right.

Now simply take your roll of film and your film shaft, slide your film shaft onto the roll of film. Make sure that the end of the film reaches the end of the core adaptor and do the same on the other side of the film shaft, sliding this core adapter on. Make sure they're tight and go ahead and finish up by tightening down the thumbscrew.

Okay, before you want to load your film on your machine, you want to take and remove your safety shield and also remove this feed table tray. To remove this feed table tray, there is a latch located on the left-hand side underneath here. You have to pull the lever towards the right of the machine, lift it up and slide the table out. Notice, this is a spring-loaded latch on the bottom.

Now that you have your film on your film shafts, you can go ahead and place it into the machine. You'll see this brass bushing on the end here. This bushing goes into the side train on the right. The left side of the machine, there is a socket that the film shaft locks into. Alright, now do the same form your top roll of film. Make sure you're brass bushing goes into the hole and slide and the hex goes into the socket and locks into place.
Okay, now that we have our film on the machine, we are going to go ahead and load it up on the front of the rollers here. We want to make sure that the dull side is facing you and the shiny side is against the rollers. Also, it's important that you make sure that you go underneath this chrome idler bar. Do the same for the bottom, take your roll of film, go underneath the idler bar, pull your film up like so; drape it over the top roll of film that you have. Give yourself a little bit of slack so you can move your idler bar into the adjacent panel. This provides tension on your roll of film.

Next, we'll go ahead and insert our feed tray and we'll go ahead and put our safety shield on. Make sure that the interlock switches on each of the corners are made with the safety shield. If it's not made and these interlock switches are not down, you will have no motor, the machine will not run.
Next, we'll take our laminating card and push it up against the rollers. Go ahead and hit the run button and the threading power will automatically feed into the rollers.

Transcript: Catena 65 Basic Operations. Located at the rear of the machine, you have the fan switch, the power switch and a 15 amp circuit breaker. When you turn on the Catena 65, it will automatically default to 32 degrees at speed 5. When you hit the Hot Button, it will automatically default to 230 degrees Fahrenheit. To increase the temperature, hit the Up Arrow Key. To decrease the temperature, hit the Down Arrow Key. To increase the speed, hit the Up Arrow Key and to decrease, hit the Down Arrow Key. When you hit the Measure Button, this will indicate how hot the rollers are. The Reverse Button is to... Read More

Catena 65 Basic Operations. Located at the rear of the machine, you have the fan switch, the power switch and a 15 amp circuit breaker. When you turn on the Catena 65, it will automatically default to 32 degrees at speed 5. When you hit the Hot Button, it will automatically default to 230 degrees Fahrenheit. To increase the temperature, hit the Up Arrow Key. To decrease the temperature, hit the Down Arrow Key. To increase the speed, hit the Up Arrow Key and to decrease, hit the Down Arrow Key. When you hit the Measure Button, this will indicate how hot the rollers are. The Reverse Button is to reverse the rollers. The Run Button is to make the rollers go forward and the Stop Button is to stop the rollers.

This setting here marked 3/16 is for foam board. If you are using High-Pressure Laminate, you want to go all the way down to the 6:00 position, this is for thermal encapsulation. When you are done, you want to raise the handle back up to the 12:00 position to gap your rollers. If you do not gap your rollers, it will be a flat spot in the heat roller.

StaffReview

GBC Catena 65 Roll Laminator Review

By all appearances, the GBC Catena 65 offers in-plant print facilities, copy shops, and other businesses that do laminating in-house a flexible and reasonably-priced choice for professional laminating. We took a close look at this machine recently. Here is a quick overview of what we consider to be the Catena 65's strengths and weaknesses.

Strengths:

  1. One of the major strengths of the Catena 65 is the machine's superior mounting abilities. This machine can mount prints onto Gator board, foam core, and Sintra boards that are up to three sixteenths of an inch thick. There are few laminators on the market with that kind of capability.
  2. The Catena 65 gives you a lot of different options when it comes to adhesives. We found that the machine worked great whether we used pretreated board or hot mounted adhesive. This kind of versatility is awesome, and is part of why we think there are a lot of businesses out there that should take a serious look at this machine.
  3. Adding to the versatility of this machine, we were pleased to discover that the Catena 65 is able to handle a remarkable variety of laminating films, including 1.5, 1.7, 3, 5, and ten mil thicknesses. You can adjust the speed and the temperature on the Catena 65, which is great for working with materials of different thicknesses and types.
  4. The Catena 65 comes with integrated one inch core adapters which will work for most standard projects and film types. Of course there are some types of films that will only operate correctly on core adapters that are two and a quarter inch, but for those kinds of projects, you can buy adapters separately.
  5. We found the Catena 65 to be of very durable construction. The feed tray is all metal, and the sides of the machine appear to be made of a high quality plastic. To keep your machine running cleanly and correctly, you should always remember, however, that the rollers need to be handled carefully during cleaning, and you should never let any sharp object touch them. Also, there are some objects that simply shouldn't be run through the machine (or really any laminator) such as any items that contain glitter or any other abrasive materials.

Weaknesses:

  1. Unfortunately, it seems that the Catena 65 cannot accept film on a three inch core. This won't affect too many projects, but there are some specialty types of film that are only available in three inch cores.
  2. The Catena 65 is a professional grade machine, and as such you may find that it is a little more difficult to master and configure than your average school or similar machine. This is no reason not to purchase it, just something to consider. There is a little bit of a learning curve involved in mastering the Catena 65.
  3. The 25-inch capacity is almost certainly going to get you through most projects, but for wider items such as posters, etc., you will need to move up to a wide format laminator.
Questions & Answers
Q:
Hello, i see that it defaults to 230 degrees F, but i would like to know how low the temp can be turned down to. Min & Max setting. thank you
Asked by Darrin 23 days ago
A:
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately GBC's documentation does not give a full temperature range for the Catena 65. The last page of the user manual ( found here ) gives a breakdown of the tempratures and speeds you would want to select based on the thickness of the stock and laminate that you are using.

Answered by MyBinding 22 days ago
Q:
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN THE RED ROLLERS ON THE LAMINATING MACHINE
Asked by CLARENCE JONES 8 months ago
A:
To address technical issues the best first step is to contact the manufacturers technical support department. The manufacturer is GBC and their phone number is 1-800-790-7787 .

Answered by MyBinding.com 8 months ago
Q:
what is the minimum thickness in microns I can put through my Catena 65?
Asked by Andrea D. 10 months ago
A:
This laminator can do a 10 mil roll or converted in to microns it equals 254. If you need help placing your order or have any other questions, feel free to contact us at 800-944-4573.

Answered by MyBinding.com 10 months ago
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