GBC Pinnacle 27 Standard 27" Roll Laminator - 1701700
- Fast warm-up time of less than 10 minutes
- Runs both Nap Lam I and Nap Lam II films up to 3 mil thick
- Integrated temperature gauge and footage counter
- Built in horizontal trimmer
- Accepts GBC Nap Lam I Roll Film (1.2mil to 3mil) and GBC Nap Lam II Roll Film (1.2mil to 3mil)
- Photo Quality: Yes
- Warm Up Time: 6-9 minutes
- Speed: Up to 12' per minute
- Temperature Control: Variable for Nap-Lam I or II film
- Cold Lamination: No
- Speed Control: Variable (10 settings)
- Heating: 2 Heat shoes, 2 Heated Rollers
- Throat Width: 27"
- Footage Counter: Yes
- Film Thickness: Up to 3 mil
- Ready Indicator: Yes
- Rollers: 2 Heated, 2 Pull
- One Touch Key Pad: Yes
- Reverse Switch: Yes
- Auto Shut Off: Yes
- Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
- Weight: 105.6 lbs
- Dimensions (W x L x H): 35 1/2" x 21" x 14 1/4"
- Power Requirements: 120V - 60Hz 12 amps
- Safety: Safety Standard Certified (UL listed)
- Primary UPC: 033816090088
First, let’s explore the method of using existing film for threading. Pre-heat the laminator until the ready light illuminates. Remove the feed table by first disengaging the locks on both ends. Your laminator will automatically power off once the feed table is removed. Without removing the heat shield, cut the remaining top and bottom films between the rolls and heat shoe. You now have film remaining intact on the heat shoe detached from both the top and bottom rolls. Remove the heat shield. Remove the bottom film shaft by gently pushing the right end of the shaft into the Pinnacle and releasing from the left. Remove the bottom film roll from the shaft by unscrewing the left core chuck then slide the existing film off of the shaft. Check the right core chuck to ensure it is screwed into the correct pre-drilled hole for your film width. Place the new film into the shaft with the glossy side out and the film unrolling from the bottom towards the back. Slide on and tighten the left core chuck. Replace the bottom film shaft by gently pushing the right end of the shaft into the Pinnacle first. Then slide the left end of the shaft into place. Unroll enough film from the bottom roll to tack on to the existing film on the heat shoe, leaving a little slack. Replace the feed table and re-engage the locks on both ends. Now, remove the top roll of film in the same way. When placing the new roll into the shaft, the glossy side should be out with the film unrolling from the bottom towards the operator. Secure the top film shaft into place. Unroll enough film to tuck under the idler bar onto the heat shoe over the existing film. Replace the heat shield. Turn the Pinnacle on.
Select the proper film type by pressing the nap 1 or nap 2 button and allow the machine to warm up. When the ready light illuminates or the audible alert sounds, set the dial to one and press ‘Run.’ To ensure proper feeding, both the old and the new films must advance at the same time. Any separation between the films will require repositioning of the film over the heat shoe. After neatly threaded film has completely exited from the rear and the output is clear, press ‘Stop.’ Trim off the excess film from the rear with the built-in trimmer. Now, you’re ready to laminate. Let’s now explore the other method of film threading by using a threading card. This method also works best when the laminator is pre-heated. Look for the threading card that is enclosed inside the packaging. You can also use a Manila folder or any letter sized card stock to substitute the threading card. Remove the feed table and the heat shield. Replace the bottom roll and the top roll following the same steps as described earlier. Unroll enough film from the top roll to tuck under the idler bar and drape over the heat shoe. Now, lift the bottom film up and drape over the top film on the heat shoe. Install the feed table and the heat shield. Turn the machine back on, select the proper film type and, again, allow the machine to warm up. Set the dial to one and press ‘Run.’ Slide the threading card into the laminator and allow it to feed completely through. Once the card exits from the rear and the output is clear, push ‘Stop.’ Trim off the excess film from the rear with the built-in trimmer. Your film is now installed.
GBC Pinnacle 27 Standard 27" Roll Laminator Review
When it comes to laminators, one name to look for is General Binding Corporation (GBC). GBC makes a wonderful assortment of user-friendly pouch and roll laminators for a variety of applications. The Pinnacle 27 is one of their roll laminators and it's a particularly good one. Here's what you need to know about this product.
What you need to know about the Pinnacle 27:
This laminator has a pretty fast warm-up time. It will be ready for use in less than 10 minutes. This should help you save some time during your busy workday.
When you use this device, you can laminate items that are up to 27 inches wide such as posters, maps, and banners.
This machine is compatible with both Nap Lam I and II laminating film as long as the film is no more than 3 mil thick. The temperature settings are variable so you'll be able to select the right one for whatever film you're using. However, you will not be able to laminate on a cold setting so processing thermally sensitive items isn't recommended.
Operating this machine once the film is loaded is very easy. There's a keypad you use to choose your settings.
The Pinnacle can laminate quickly. It's capable of processing up to 12 feet of material in just one minute. This feature can be especially handy when you're working with banners and other long items. If your work ever gets stuck in the machine, there's a reverse mode that you can use to remove it.
This device has two heat shoes and two heated rollers so that everything you laminate will look great.
When your item has been completely laminated, you can use the Pinnacle's built-in trimmer to cut away any excess laminate. This eliminates the need for other cutting tools which can really damage your laminator if you're not careful.
The Pinnacle will shut off automatically after use so you'll never have to deal with an overheated motor - or an outrageously high power bill.
This is a large machine, so be prepared to clear some room for it in your workspace. It measures 35.5" (width) x 21" (length) x 14.5" (height) and it weighs over 100 pounds. You'll want to get some help if you ever need to move it.
Finally, the Pinnacle is covered by a one-year warranty.
The GBC Pinnacle 27 would be a terrific roll laminator for use in offices, schools, copy shops, and any other environment needing a device that's easy to use. It's great that it's compatible with both Nap I and II film up to 5 mil thick, and that it can laminate a item in mere seconds. The inclusion of both a built-in trimmer and automatic shut-off feature were thoughtful additions and will help you keep the machine in good shape for a long time. And, best of all, you'll love how your documents look when you use this machine. So get the Pinnacle 27 for your workplace today and see what it can do for you.