Helpful tips

What setting should my laminator be on?

What setting should my laminator be on?

Turn on your laminator so it can warm up. The machine needs to reach a very high temperature in order to do foil fusing. Thus, you should use a machine that can handle 10 mil laminating pouches or reach temperatures near 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Why is my laminator not heating up?

If your laminator does not have a heat setting, you will need to adjust the speed. Likewise if there is no speed setting you will need to adjust the heat. If you have both then you can attempt to adjust both to find the right setting for the type of paper that you are laminating.

Why is my laminator not sealing?

Why is the laminator not sealing the edges? It is possible that the document is too close to the edge of the pouch to create a strong seal. If this does not solve the problem then check that you are using the correct temperature setting and try passing the document through the laminator for a second time.

How long does it take a laminator to warm up?

How long does it take for the thermal machine to heat up? The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator TL901 Laminator takes 5-7 Minutes. The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator TL902A takes 5-6 minutes.

Why would you use the cold setting on a laminator?

Cold laminating doesn’t require heat but pouch laminators do come with a setting for cold laminating. Cold laminating pouch film already have a sticky adhesive that can seal documents without the aid of a laminator. But sealing a document with cold pouch film can often leave undesirable bubbles and creases.

Can you put tin foil in a laminator?

Cut your foil to cover the part you want foiled. Leave a little extra space around the edge in case it shifts in the laminator. The foil goes over your image with the shiny side up, dull side against the toner. You will also want to cut your scratch paper slightly bigger than the design paper and foil.

How do you fix a bad lamination job?

Place the card in-between two layers of a brown paper sack and then move the iron over it for about 3-4 seconds. Check to see if the lamination has melted to the paper. If not, go over it again. I have to say I was pretty excited that it worked!

How do you replace a lamination roll?

Remove the bottom roll of laminating film by sliding the right to release it from the hex shaped brake hub. Loosen the locking screw on the left retaining collar of the film supply shaft and slide the collar off. Pull the shaft partially out of the film tube and then push it back in to knock out the left core.