Binding and Laminating ow to choose Laminating Lamination is commonly used to improve the end appearance of printed documents. This product guide explains how lamination works. Hot and Cold Laminators Hot laminators are the most commonly used laminators. Hot seal laminators gently apply heat to a plastic pouch as it rolls through the laminator sealing the sides and laminating the paper. It is recommended to use a hot laminator where possible, since the result will last longer, the quality will be better and the document will be better protected. Our heat seal laminators can seal paper from as small as A7 up to large A2 sheets. Cold laminators gently apply pressure to an adhesive plastic pouch as it rolls through the laminator sealing the sides and laminating the paper. The main benefit of cold seal laminators is that it doesn’t requires mains power and are safe for children to use. Our cold seal laminators can seal paper from as small as A7 up to A4 sheets. For office use - Pouch Laminators gently apply pressure to an adhesive plastic pouch as it rolls through the laminator sealing the sides and laminating the paper. The main benefit of cold seal laminators is that it doesn’t requires mains power and are safe for children to use. Our cold seal laminators can seal paper from as small as A7 up to A4 sheets. For school use - Roll Laminators are usually used by schools or print shops. They are good for high volume runs or for covering large documents. Roll laminators use two rolls of film, one for either side of the document. One side of the film is a sticky adhesive which bonds with the document when heated or when pressure is applied. For large documents - Foliant laminators provide single side laminations for items such as books and posters. For this reason, they are widely used by publishing houses and copy shops. They use conveyors to move the thin film and documents through the laminator, ensuring a smooth coating. Laminating FAQ’s Will my laminator switch itself off if it isn't used? Most laminators will switch off the heating mechanism if it is left on without use for 60 minutes. However due to heat generated, it is strongly recommended you do not leave a laminator turned on and unsupervised. Binding and Laminating ow to choose What type of film should I use to laminate general office documents? General office documents are usually laminated in either 1.5mm or 3.0mm film. This is dependent on usage. For documents intended solely for personal use, 1.5mm film offers basic protection, whilst for documents which will be shared around the office, 3.0mm film is best to ensure lasting protection. What type of film should I use to laminate posters? This depends on the type of poster. For one-time usage, 1.5mm films will do. For posters on general show for a period of time, 3.0mm films will protect them from general wear and tear. For posters to be used over a long period of time and on many occasions, a much larger size such as 5.0mm or even 10.0mm film offers lasting protection. Can I stick laminates directly to walls etc? Yes. Some laminators, especially cold ones, come with a sticky (usually peel-off) border on the back which allows the laminated document to be attached onto walls. Binding Bind reports, presentation documents, booklets and notes to make an impression or just collate personal miscellanea neatly if your desk is a mess! We offer easy-to-use click binders to professional-looking thermal binding solutions. We stock binding machines from names you know and trust such as GBC, Rexel and Ibico. Different types of Binding Comb binders A plastic cylindrical “comb” is inserted through the holes. A business favorite! Wire binders Holes are punched through multiple sheets of paper and a spiral holds the sheets together. Strip binders An easy-to-attach (and detach) bracket holds the documents together. Click binders For coil-bound documents. Thermal binders Here the binder secures the document pages to an adhesive spine and cover through heat.
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