What Accessories Should I have to Make Laminating Easy?

posted this on May 24, 2016

When you have a laminator – be it a roll or pouch device – it never hurts to have some great accessories on-hand. Once you’ve got your film or pouches, you should consider getting the following to make laminating as easy as possible….
  1. Some sort of cutting device. One of the most helpful things to have around when you’re laminating is a cutting tool of some kind. This is because some of your laminated documents are likely to have some excess film around them. You can trim this film away to make your work look better. You can use scissors or Zippy knives if you have a steady hand. Or a rotary trimmer is a great option, especially if you want a perfectly straight cut. Another option is a trimmer that you can attach to your laminator. These can be really convenient, but they’re also pricey, so you may want to consider other options first.
  2. A laminating workstation. Depending on how large your workspace is, you may find that your laminator takes up a bit too much room. (This is especially true if you’re using one of the larger roll laminators.) If that’s the case, a laminating workstation can be a terrific solution. A lot of workstations have space that’s large enough for your machine and there are usually casters on the bottom, so the cart can be rolled out of the way when you’re not laminating. Some workstations have storage space for your supplies so everything’s in one place. All in all, a workstation can make life easier.
  3. A cleaning kit. Laminators of all kinds can become dirty over time. This is usually a result of melted adhesive coating the rollers although dust and dirt can also cause problems. A cleaning kit will have what you need to get your laminator spic and span. These kits usually contain some kind of cleaning solution as well as scrubbing pads that are soft so they don’t damage your machine’s rollers. Sometimes a foam pad is included so you can also clean the device’s heat shoes. These kits are must-have items if you want to keep your laminator in terrific shape.
Owning a laminator can make you more productive and allow you to produce great-looking documents that will stand the test of time. The supplies mentioned in this blog post can make using and maintaining your laminator easier, enable you to get rid of excess film, and help you save space in your workplace. Consider getting these accessories so you can get the most out of your laminator.

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