GBC HeatSeal Ultima 65 Roll Laminator - 1710740
- Laminates up to 27" wide.
- Infrared heat eliminates cold spots.
- Protective shield and built in trimmer.
- One-touch keypad with LCD readout.
- Adjustable temperature and speed with auto shutoff
- Uses GBC Standard Nap I Laminating Film (1.5 or 3mil)
- Photo quality
- Warranty: 90 Day Manufacturer Warranty
- Dimensions: 21"L X 32.5"W X 12.5"H LxWxD
- Packaged Weight: 121 LBS
- Electrical Requirements: 120V, 60HZ 9 AMP
- Safety Approval: UL, CE, CSA
Turn the laminator on at the main power switch located at the back of the machine. The machine will take 10 to 15 minutes to fully warm up, as indicated by the “ready” lamp. Make sure the safety shield is down, and the feed table and the feed table latch are in the proper position. The machine will not operate if they are not in place. The feed table latch is located at the underside of the feed table, at the far left.
If you are using 1mil film, you must manually press the 1mil button each time you turn on the Ultima. Otherwise, the laminator will automatically default to the 1.5/3mil setting when the machine is turned on.
The laminator will electronically set the speed and temperature for the film you have chosen. Presets automatically default to Speed 4 as a starting point. Different paper stocks require different speeds for proper lamination. You will need to refer to the speed setting guide at the upper right of the machine to select the appropriate speed for the weight of paper you are laminating. We will cover this in more detail in our next section.
When the “ready” lamp lights, you are ready to begin laminating. Position your material on the feed table, and press “run”. As the rollers begin to turn, wait for the heat line to disappear. Then push the materials into the nip point of the heat rollers. This is where the heat rollers come together. Gently guide your materials as the rollers pull them into the Ultima 65. Do not reposition the items once the rollers have begun to pull them. You can place additional items onto the feed table without stopping and starting the laminator. Press the “stop” button once all of the items have completely exited the rear of the machine.
With the cutter on either side of the laminator, hold the film straight out; and depress the cutter’s handle while sliding the cutter across the lamination film. Remember that although the blade is covered when not in use, it is very sharp when depressed for cutting. Always keep fingers clear of the path of the blade. Only operate the cutter from behind the machine. Reaching over the laminator to operate the film cutter could result in loose clothing being caught in the rollers, causing personal injury.
If the laminator is left for more than 3 hours without being used, the “standby” button will illuminate. After an additional hour of non-use, the laminator will shut off completely, but the “power” and “standby” lamps will remain illuminated. To start the unit from the standby mode, press the “standby” button.
GBC HeatSeal Ultima 65 Roll Laminator Review
A roll laminator is what you need if your organization needs to laminate wide-format items. One of the most popular devices available is the GBC HeatSeal Ultima 65. This is a terrific product that's easy to use and has some great features. Here's a closer look at this device....
All about the Ultima 65:
The Ultima 65 can laminate items that are up to 27 inches wide. Thus, it would be a great machine to use if you need to laminate posters, banners, and other wide items.
This machine is very easy to use. You control it via a keypad on the front of the machine. There's an LCD display so you can see which settings are available and then select them accordingly.
This laminator has a rather long warm-up time of 20 minutes. So you'll have to plan somewhat ahead when you need to use it. With such a long warm-up time, this might not be the best machine to use if you're in a hurry. However, when the device is warmed up, it can laminate up to 10 inches of material per minute.
Using this machine is very safe because it has a protective shield to prevent your hands from coming into contact with the heating element.
The Ultima 65's speed and temperature settings are preset which helps simplify the process. The machine has heated rollers to ensure that your items will be perfectly laminated.
Choosing film to use with this machine will be easy. It's compatible with Nap-Lam roll film that's 1.5 and 3 mil thick. You'll be able to trim away excess laminate because the Ultima 65 has a built-in trimmer.
The chances of this machine overheating are almost non-existent because it will shut off automatically when you haven't used it in a while. It also has a standby mode so that the machine will still be ready to laminate if you need to step away for a moment.
The Ultima 65 has a reverse function which can be used in the event of a jam. Also, if the laminating film becomes wrapped around the rollers, the reverse mode can be used to help fix things.
This machine will take up a fair bit of room, unfortunately. It has the following dimensions: 21" (length) x 32.5" (width) x 12.5" (depth). It also weighs over 120 pounds so you'll want to exercise caution if you ever need to move it.
The GBC HeatSeal Ultima 65 is a very popular product and it's easy to see why. Apart from the lengthy warm-up time, this machine has a lot of user-friendly features. Choosing film for it will be easy, your documents will look great, and you can even purchase a service contract. Overall, if you need a roll laminator, this is definitely one to consider.