Published on March 20th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Choosing the Right Fellowes Laminator
A laminator is a great piece of desktop equipment for the office, school or home. Our guide to choosing the right laminator will help you decide which is the right one for you.
Laminating your documents certainly gives an excellent first impression and prolongs the life of your document or project. There are so many ways you can use a laminator; it is no longer just limited to protecting a certificate or notice. For example, you can create:
- Weekly planners
- To do lists
- Warning/information signs
- Training/ revision cards
- Recipe cards
- Luggage tags
- Point of sale information
When it comes to laminators, Fellowes is a brand you can be assured has thought of everything in terms of design and functionality. Renowned for their expertise in office equipment and ergonomics, they have an impressive range of Fellowes Laminators available at Post Office Shop.
In deciding which is the right laminator, you need to consider.
How Often Will You Use Your Laminator?
Frequent/High Volume Use
You need a General Office Laminator with plenty of useful features to make laminating quick and easy. Fast warm up speeds – less than a minute – ensures laminating tasks take no time at all. Auto shut off technology means the laminator does not overheat and saves on your energy costs.
Other useful functionality to look out for is the automatic detection and self-adjustment for the thickness of pouches, and auto reverse, to prevent paper jams and misfeeds.
Recommended Buy: Fellowes Jupiter A3 Laminator
For schools, small offices or hobbyists a Small Office Laminator with quick warm up speeds and the ability to accommodate different pouch sizes is essential. Temperature control ensures that your documents are laminated with a smooth and consistent finish.
Recommended Buy: Fellowes Saturn 3i A3 Laminator
Occasional/Lighter Duty Use
For projects in the home or small office, you need a compact sized Personal Laminator that laminates documents up to a 80-micron thickness. A release trigger to clear misfed documents is also a good featureto prevetn paper jams.
Recommended Buy: Fellowes Lunar A4 Laminator
Laminating Pouches: What Size and Thickness Will You Need?
The Fellowes Laminator range includes both A4 and A3 models. When you are buying a laminator, think about the size of documents you need. If you are laminating small documents, photos and business cards/badges, an A4 size will suffice. However, if you are creating point of sale and marketing materials, an A3 size laminator may be preferred. This gives you the option to create larger documents as needed.
The Fellowes Laminating Pouch range is available in various sizes, strengths and finishes. Pouch thickness varies between 80 and 250 microns. Thicker pouches are the ideal choice for laminated documents subject to heavy use, such as a daily planner or safety notice.
Ideas on How to Use Your Laminator
Now you have decided on your laminator, take a look at Fellowes Ideas Centre looking for some ideas on how you can use it. There are 100s of free ready-made templates to download, print and laminate, including planners, signs and posters.