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Who are the Best Manufacturers of Pouch Laminators?
Pouch laminators make it easy to beautifully laminate all of your important documents. If you’re shopping for one of these devices, you need to know what brand names to look for. Here are three great manufacturers to keep in mind.
1.) GBC. It should come as no surprise that GBC is on this list. After all, this company is one of the premier manufacturers of document finishing devices. GBC makes both large and small pouch laminators that are perfect use at home and in the workplace. One of their most popular laminators is the HeatSeal H600, a machine that delivers commercial-grade results.
2.) Fellowes. Up next we have Fellowes, a company that’s famous for their paper shredders. They also make some excellent laminators, such as the Jupiter JL-125 which can laminate a letter-sized document in just 30 seconds. The company recently released the all new Voyager VY-125, a machine you should look at if you need a laminator.
3.) Akiles. Finally, there’s Akiles. This company makes some of the most durable pouch laminators on the market and they’re great for frequent use. Their Pro-Lam 320 is ideal for heavy-duty use thanks to its durable construction. It will also give you professional-looking results.
There are a number of other pouch laminator manufacturers around, but GBC, Fellowes, and Akiles are three of the best. Make sure you look for their names when purchasing a laminator for your home or office.
< Over the years, a number of customers have asked me whether they can use twin loop wire with their plastic comb binding machine. These customers often don’t want to have to buy a brand new machine but like the look and feel of twin loop wire binding. However, the answer to their question isn’t as simple as it seems. You see, they actually do make twin loop wire that is designed to work with the plastic comb binding hole pattern. With that said, if you want to use these wires you are going to need a way to close the wires. What is Spiral-O Wire? Let me explain a little bit more…There is a product that we carry called Spiral-O Wire. This wire has 19 loops and is designed to work with the hole pattern from a plastic comb binding machine. Spiral-O Wire is sometimes called Wire Combs or Ibico Wire and was originally designed for use with some of the older Ibico binding machines. A number of the older Ibico plastic comb binding machines also included a twin loop wire closer on the front of them to allow users to use both plastic combs and wire. This 19 loop wire was designed for this purpose. What Equipment is Needed? As the Ibico brand has been phased out by GBC and all of the older Ibico plastic binding machines have been replaced with new models, they no longer have the twin loop wire closer on the front of them. This presents a problem in trying to use these spiral-o wires since you can’t use the wires without a way to close them. One of the only options left is to purchase a Twin Loop wire closer. However, since twin loop wire closers are not incredibly cheap this option usually only appeals to users who have larger electric plastic comb binding machines. Otherwise, it is often advisable to simply buy a low end 3:1 pitch twin loop wire binding machine (the supplies are cheaper). This being said, if you have one of the older Ibico binding machines that has a wire closer included you are in luck. The Spiral-O binding supplies that we carry will work perfectly with your machine and you will be able to use both plastic combs and wire depending on your needs. These Spiral-O binding supplies are available in Black, Silver, White, Blue and Red and in sizes up to 1″ in diameter. If you aren’t sure what type of wire binding supplies that you need to work with your machine simply give us a call. Our trained sales representatives will be glad to help you find the correct supplies for use with your machine.(Read More)