Pouch lamination is great for offices, on-demand print
shops, or any small- to medium-duty home business. Pouch lamination
is very simple, and the machines are small and portable. Pouches
are available in any size and thickness.
#1: Open your pouch, and place your media the way you
would like the finished product to look.
#2: Close the pouch around the media and insert into the
pouch directly into the pouch laminator. Make sure you always
insert your laminate into the machine with the sealed end
going in first. This will prevent wrap- ups. Wait for the
Laminator to do all the work, and viola you have a laminated
document ready to go!
Note: If you purchased your machine elsewhere, you may be
required to use of a carrier, or a sleeve. This extra step
is required if your Laminator does not have silicone rollers.
If you notice you are getting bubbles in your laminate,
you are probably running the Laminator too hot.
If you notice a white or milky area in your laminate, you
are probably running your Laminator too cold.
The best way to check the seal on your laminate is to do
the X test. Take a razor and cut an X on your document. If
you can lift the laminate away from the paper you need more
heat. If not, you have a good seal.
Special note: most laminators are not designed to laminate
photos. Abb does not recommend laminating photos in any thing
but a heated roll laminator.