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Your Guide to Choosing Laminating Machines 

The addition of a tough, clear laminate to both sides of a document provides rigidity, waterproofing, tamper-proofing & a great looking finish in one simple process.

Use this guide to help determine the type of laminator that you would like, then click here to browse our range of laminating machines. You can also view our range of laminating accessories here

Step 1: Determine the usage environment

Small Office Use

Medium Office Use

Large Office Use

Large Office Use

Occasional Use

Reference lists (phone lists, pricing information), photos, calendars

Frequent/Multiple Use

Signage, reference documentation such as telephone lists, pricing information, advertising & promotional materials, calendars, photos

Continuous Use

Presentation materials, security documents, signage, reference documentation such as telephone lists, advertising & promotional materials, photos, calendars

Banners

Banners & large signs

 

Step 2: What size?

A laminating machine can laminate anything up to the size of the machine so ensure that you select a product that can fit your largest document.

 

Step 3: Pouch Selection

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175 micron (maximum protection)

Ideal for ID cards which are heavily handled

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125 micron (heavy protection)

Designed for photos, advertising & promotional material & signage

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80 micron (standard protection)

Common items such as phone lists, reference lists & product sheets

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Laminating Specification Guide

Product & Order Code

Usage Icon

Max Pouch Size Icon

Max PouchThickness Icon

Number of Rollers Icon

Variable Temperature Icon

Warm Up Time Icon

Speed A4pph Icon

Speed With High Speed Pouches Icon

Pouch Release Icon

Warranty Icon

GBC H535

GBC H535 Turbo A3

2102722

Large Office Use Icon

A3

250

4

Tick

3-5 mins

200

277

Tick

2 years

GBC H520

GBC H520 HighSpeed A3

2102730

Medium Office Use

A3

175

4

Tick

3-5 mins

159

222

Tick

2 years

GBC H425

GBC H425 A3

2102714

Medium Office Use

A3

250

4

Tick

3-5 mins

80

114

Tick

2 years

GBC H4000LM

GBC H4000LM A2

1390619

Medium Office Use

A2

250

4

Tick

1-2 mins

93

131

Tick

2 years

GBC H420

GBC H420 Quickstart A3

2176645

Small Office Use

A3

175

2

Black Cross

1 min

120

170

Tick

2 years

GBC H320

GBC H320 QuickStart A3

2176637

Small Office Use

A3

125

2

Black Cross

1 min

100

140

Tick

2 years

GBC H312

GBC H312 SureFlow A3

2010151

Small Office Use

A3

125

2

Tick

5 mins

65

85

Tick

2 years

GBC H212

GBC H212 SureFlow A4

2102706

Small Office Use

A4

125

2

Tick

5 mins

65

N/A

Tick

2 years

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GLOSSARY

Product Feature Icons

Description of Feature

Usage Icon

Usage:

The type of environment in which the laminator will be used.

Max Pouch Size Icon

Maximum Pouch Size:

The largest size pouch that the laminator will accept.

Max PouchThickness Icon

Maximum Pouch Thickness (microns):

What pouch thickness the laminator will accept up to (a per flap measurement).

Number of Rollers Icon

Number of Rollers:

4 roller machines are designed for heavier work loads & give a firmer, glossier finish. They are also quicker machines.

Variable Temperature Icon

Variable Temperature:

Variable temp laminators allow users to select the correct document type & pouch thickness settings to give the best result.

Warm Up Time Icon

Approximate Warm-Up Time:

How long it takes the laminator to heat up (based on the 80 micron setting).

Speed A4pph Icon

Speed (A4 Pages per hour):

Approximately how many standard A4 pouches the laminator can do in an hour.

Speed With High Speed Pouches Icon

Speed (High Speed Pouches):

Approximately how many GBC Ibico HighSpeed™ A4 pouches the laminator can do in an hour.

Pouch Release Icon

Pouch Release:

A release mechanism to avoid the pouch jamming in the case of a mis-feed.

Warranty Icon

Warranty:

The duration of the manufactuer's warranty on this laminator.

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