any experience with laminators?? help?

no end to stupidity... mine. I found a beautiful heart-shaped very golden colored aspen leaf and tried to laminate it with my old ipco laminator. I think I used too thin a mil laminate sheet, and the sheet with leaf just rolled itself around the roller, wouldnt come out and literally melted everything altogether in seconds. I thought at first I had done dsomething horribly wrong. But, now I think maybe it was that the heat sensor went bonkers an dsuddenly surged with heat. So. One lamintor gone, gone gone

and my heart-shaped golden cottonwood leaf is gone too, and all the ones now on the ground are all brown and dry. sniff.

SO, I was wondering if anyone has experience with a laminator brand they love. I have to buy a new one; it will need prob to handle 3, 5 and 10 mil laminate sheets, with or without a carrier.....; for laminating 20 pound bond, card stock up to maybe 65 #, but mostly 20, 24 pounds probably

If y ou can help, I'd appreciate it.

thanks

archangel

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My deepest sympathy to the untimely passing of both the leaf and the laminator.

I have not seen a home-type laminator that did not use a carrier. I believe the carrier is supposed to prevent exactly what happened to you.

I picked up a laminator in my local Target that was on sale. This one has a 9 inch wide feed and has done great with anything I have run thru it. I will have to wait until I get home to check the brand. A quick Google on laminators says that you should be able to get a home/hobby grade machine for anywhere from $30 to $60

I got my current stock of laminating pouches from these folks:
http://www.laminatorwarehouse.com/pouches.shtml

The pouches come with carriers and, as I said above, I have had no problems with any of them -- in any thickness.
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will wait for brand name?

archangel

thank you ygor for your condolences

I will lookk at your laminating pouches link next

and wait til you might find brand name on your laminator?

If it will handle 3-10mil with carrier, that would be great

thanks for taking the time. Somehow I feel almost worse about losing the so delicate golden leaf than the hunk of gray metal. Sigh.

but thanks again ygor

archangel

GBC Creative Laminator

That's what it says on the box. Also says it does 3 and 5 mil pouches, but I swear I used 7 and 10 mil pouches in it. I will make a test run this weekend and let you know.

Sadly, I do not see these available anywhere (at least anywhere I would buy from)
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Found an alternative

Royal PL 2100

It says "Laminates a variety of pouch thicknesses", but I could not find any more detail.
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archangel this is weird

archangel

this is weird Ygor, this one, the 2112, listed as i think 49.oo at the royal site, is on ebay new for over $60 +14 ship new and says SRP is 129.00?

Do you think they're fibbing?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Royal-PL2112-Photo-and-Document-Laminato...

'Contact plastic'

For anything heat might damage how about sticky-backed clear plastic DIY lamination sheets. No machine needed. Has a clear smooth side and an adhesive side. Fold over item and item is laminated. In office stores everywhere.