Everything You Need to Know About Buying Laminators

A laminator allows you to preserve, protect, and strengthen paper-based products so that they last longer and can be used or displayed more easily. A laminator machine allows you to do this at home, in your office, or in your classroom at any time. On eBay, you can choose from different types, manufacturers, accessories, and sizes of laminator for sale at reasonable prices.

Available types of affordable new or used laminators for sale

There are three types of available laminators, including the heated roll laminator. This heavy-duty laminator type features heated rollers to melt the glue in the lamination film. Another type is the cold roll laminator, which uses a film coated with an adhesive that has a glossy backing. No heat is required. The pouch type of laminator uses a heat-activation process to adhere a plastic film to the item being processed.

Some features of an inexpensive pre-owned or new laminator

The available features of a low-cost laminator include:

  • Foam core: This prevents the item being laminated from getting wrinkled, folded, or bent during the lamination process.
  • Digital display: This allows you to choose the desired lamination temperature.
  • Gap width: A gap width of up to 10 millimetres allows you to laminate thick materials such as cardboard or plastic cards.
  • Programming: You can programme the digital laminator and walk away while it works.
Which sizes of laminators are available at affordable prices?

The available sizes of laminators follow. See the manufacturer site for details.

  • Film thickness: The thickness of the plastic film or pouch ranges from 0.05 to 1.0 millimetres.
  • Film width: This ranges from 15 to 90 centimetres for the hot roll and pouch laminators and more than 1 metre for the cold roll laminators.
  • Length: The laminator machines can laminate an item up to 2 metres in length.
  • Machine size: The machines range in size from 0.5 to more than 2 metres wide by 0.5 to 1 metre deep by 0.4 to 1.5 metres tall.
How do you choose the right laminator machine for sale?

When you're looking for a laminator machine for sale, consider its:

  • Condition: There are pre-owned and new laminators.
  • Colour: Choose black, white, silver, grey, or pink.
  • Software: Some of the laminators include proprietary software for desktop publishing applications.
  • Pouches: The laminator may come with plastic lamination pouches.
  • Trimmer: Some of the laminators come with a trimmer for cutting through the laminated item.