What supplies should I have with my roll laminator?

posted this on Jul 8, 2015

Now that you’ve got your roll laminator, you’re going to need some accessories to go alongwith it. From workstations to cleaning kits, these accessories will help you get the most out of your new machine, as well as keep it in great shape and maximize the space in your office. Here are the top three accessories you need for your roll laminator. Check them out.

1. A cleaning kit. Roll laminators can get dirty, there’s no doubt about that. Whether it’s adhesive build-up or dust, the more you use your machine, the dirtier it will get. That’s why you need a cleaning kit. These kits contain everything you need to clean things up including a scouring pad and a 13-ounce spray can of adhesive remover. There’s even a foam pad so you can clean the device’s heat shoes. Using this kit will not only keep your machine in good working order, your laminated items will look flawless from being run through a clean device. It’s a win-win situation all around.

2. A space-saving workstation. Roll laminators can take up a lot of room. If space is limited in your workplace, you should consider investing in a lamination workstation such as the GBC Deluxe Locking Laminator Cabinet. This great product has enough surface space to accommodate a laminator that’s up to 35 inches wide. The cabinet has room for all of your laminating supplies such as film and cleaners. There’s a slide-out shelf you can use if you find that you need a bigger work surface. Plus, it has rolling casters so you can move it around if you need to. There are also other workstations available including ones from such great manufacturers as DryLam and Tamerica, so you’re definitely going to find one that’s just right for your particular device.

3. A good supply of laminating film. Finally, you’re going to need film for all of your projects. Laminating film can be as thin as 1.5 mil or as thick as 10 mil. A lot of film is glossy for an eye-catching look, although there are also matte films that can be written on. There’s even film that offers UV protection so your document won’t be damaged by the sun. If you have a GBC EzLoad machine, you’ll need to purchase EzLoad film. It’s incredibly easy to load this film into your device, as the name suggests. Finally, laminating film is available from such esteemed manufacturers as GBC and DryTac. Be sure to consult your device’s instruction manual as to what film you should get. That way you won’t wind up with film that’s incompatible and you’ll save both time and money.

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