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Pro-Lam Plus 230 Akiles Pouch Laminator
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Pro-Lam Plus 230 Akiles Pouch Laminator

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Pro-Lam Plus 230 Akiles Pouch Laminator

Part #: AKPP230
Brand: Akiles
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ProductDescription

The ProLam Plus 230 is the next generation of pouch laminator from Akiles. This exciting new system features a 9.1" lamination capacity, adjustable PCB heat control, silicone rollers, hot/cold lamination capabilities, and the same all metal quality construction you have come to expect from Akiles. The unique dual heat system is what sets the Akiles ProLam Plus 160 apart from other laminators. The ProLam Plus 230 features heated rollers and heated platens. This ensures more even heat distribution and combats dissipation of heat that plagues common pouch laminators.

Product Details

  • Metal Cover (Dual Color). For a longer lasting lifespan & a more professional, heavy duty look.
  • Silicon Rollers. Provide the flexibility of laminating with or without a carrier.
  • Metal Gears. To guarantee strength and durability.
  • Ready Light / Power Light / Power Switch
  • Forward / Reverse Switch. Allows easy corrective action for jams. i.e. when document is improperly fed or temperature was set too high.
  • Heat / Cold Switch. Offers cold lamination function.
  • Electronic Circuit (PCB) & Gradual Temperature Control. For a fast, consistent and easy fine-tuning of temperature. Ideal when operator requires frequent changing of pouch thickness, pouch composition or when laminating different materials.
  • 9.1" Throat. Extra-wide entrance for easy pouch feeding.
  • Dual Heat System (heated rollers & heat plate combination). For a more efficient lamination at lower temperatures. Allows for a perfect lamination of all standard pouch thicknesses (from 3 mils up to 10 mils).
  • Photo Ready. Heated-rollers allow a balanced heat distribution during laminating process, thus guaranteeing a crystal clear, bubble-free laminating result even when you laminate photos & ink-jet printouts.
  • Warranty. 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

ItemSpecifications

  • Model: Prolam Plus 230
  • Throat: Capacity 9.1"
  • Motor: Heavy-Duty
  • Laminating Heat Range: 176 - 320 F
  • Maximum Pouch Thickness: 10mil
  • Temperature Control: Electronic (PCB)
  • Laminating Speed: .4" per second
  • Cover: Metal
  • Weight: 16 lbs
  • Warranty: 1 year

ProductReviews

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Reviewed on 9/8/2016

Needed Strong Lamination machine to handle laminating over 50 items in a very short time. The customer service lady was patient and helpful in helping me select a lamination machine to handle my needs. Need more customer service departments like yours

The machine selected did not smoke, over heat or take long to heat up to the desired temperature. I did not need to worry about running the items thru the machine several times to seal after machine had been used for a period of time because of low temperature. Machine held temperature and items came out great.

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DemonstrationVideo

Transcript: This is the Akiles Pro-Lam Plus 230 Pouch Laminator!
Just as a warning, do not laminate letter size pouches with a carrier, it’s too big for this machine(I learned the hard way)!
On the top is a guide to what temperatures to use for every pouch size—with or without a carrier.
And the temperature is completely adjustable.
To use, first place your project into the a pouch. Align for even margins. Then place that into your carrier so the creases line up. A carrier helps keep any extra adhesive from seeping onto your machine. Place the carrier into the machine and…
Now you ...
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This is the Akiles Pro-Lam Plus 230 Pouch Laminator!

Just as a warning, do not laminate letter size pouches with a carrier, it’s too big for this machine(I learned the hard way)!

On the top is a guide to what temperatures to use for every pouch size—with or without a carrier.

And the temperature is completely adjustable.

To use, first place your project into the a pouch. Align for even margins. Then place that into your carrier so the creases line up. A carrier helps keep any extra adhesive from seeping onto your machine. Place the carrier into the machine and…

Now you have a high quality laminated project.

If you misplace your project, you can reverse it out and try again. And turn it off…

It also does cold lamination for different applications.

And you’ll see that the highest heat required by the pouches is 293 degrees fahrenheit. But it gives you some leeway with a max heat of 320.

Lastly, if your machine stops working and you don’t know why, you could have blown a fuse—this is a great safety feature and protects your machine from worse damage. Just pop the fuse out and replace it with the spare provided and you’re ready to continue laminating!

StaffReview

Akiles Pro-Lam 230 Pouch Laminator Review

Having a high-quality laminator on-hand makes it easy to preserve those important documents whether it's a sign, instruction sheet, or even a piece of artwork. If you're in the market for such a device, you'll want to check out the Akiles Pro-Lam 230 Pouch Laminator. Here are this product's strengths, as well as a brief look at its weaknesses.

Strengths:

  • The Pro-Lam 230 has a feed opening that's 9.1 inches wide. This is perfect for letter-sized documents (8.5" x 11") as well as smaller items such as business cards, name badges, and so on.
  • Like the other laminators Akiles produces, this one does the job in a short amount of time. It can laminate 0.4" of material per second which works out to 24" in just one minute. Thus, you'll be able to laminate a letter-sized item in about 30 seconds.
  • Everything you laminate with this device will look great because it contains four silicon rollers that evenly distribute heat without marring your item. This is a great machine to use if you want professional-looking results.
  • This is a laminator that is very well-constructed. It has a lot of metal parts that can stand up to a lot of use so you can be sure this machine will work for you for a long time. (Even the gears are made of steel, so obviously Akiles put a lot of thought into creating this device.)
  • The Pro-Lam 230 is reasonably compact. It measures 17.6" (width) x 10.9" (depth) x 4.06" (height) so you can place it on a desk or table and still have room in which to work on other projects.
  • The motor in this device is designed to work hard and continuously and not overheat. You can even leave the machine on standby for an extended period of time and the motor will be fine.
  • It is possible to use the Pro-Lam 230 without a carrier, except when you're working with 10 mil pouches. Not using one can save you a tiny bit of time during the laminating process.
  • This machine is reasonably priced especially considering how well-made it is. Plus, it comes with a one-year warranty so you can get it repaired (or replaced) if the unexpected happens.

Weaknesses:

  • The Pro-Lam 230's main weakness is that it can only do hot lamination. (It operates at temperatures ranging from 230 to 356 degrees). Thus, if you plan on working with a lot of heat-sensitive materials (i.e. photographs), you should either choose a different device or have a cold process machine handy.
  • The utilitarian appearance of this machine could be a bit off-putting. If you desire a laminator that's a bit more stylish, there are some devices from GBC and Fellowes that look great.

Although the Akiles Pro-Lam 230 isn't perfect (the lack of a cold setting is a disappointment), overall it's really a great laminator. It will give you impressive results, it won't overheat, and it will finish the job quickly. If you need a laminator, this is definitely one that belongs on your short list.

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