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  1. How To Create Paperback Book Covers For Your Self-Published Books | DIY Bookbinding
    February 2, 2018 @ 9:37 pm

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  2. Smita Singhal
    September 28, 2020 @ 1:01 pm

    We have one laminator for a school that has PreK – 8th grade. No one is exactly sure how old it is, just that’s its an archaic dinosaur. It is difficult to use – changing rolls is beyond troublesome; heating up takes forever, etc. We desperately need a new laminator!

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    • admin
      October 8, 2020 @ 8:26 pm

      Large roll laminators are tricky beasts. I have access to one at work, but never use it because of the effort involved. It takes forever to heat up (you are 100% right about that) and you have to be very careful to set the correct temp based on the film you are using. It also tends to jam very easily. If you aren’t careful the outfeed curls under the unit and feeds back into the lower film roll and then you have to cut everything out and re-thread the film – that is another difficult task. Beyond the inconveniences, the unit is huge, heavy, and requires a lot of workspace.

      If you have lots of laminating to do, or need to laminate very large surfaces, these beasts are worth the effort and cost. But, I was very happy to find an affordable pouch laminator that works with tabloid size paper. It cost a fraction of the price for the big roll units and handles everything I need to do.

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