In this shop we use heated roll laminators to protect cards, important documents, window signs, posters and more. We have several machines here with varying widths as well as varying thicknesses of lamination film.
How do heated roll laminators work? Well, once you fire them up, heated rollers melt the glue which has been applied to the lamination film as it is fed through the machine. There are two rolls of film used in the lamination process — one roll on top and the other on the bottom. The glue is on the inside of the films as they meet at the rollers. As the glue is heated and the document is pushed through the machine, the top and bottom films adhere to one another as well as the subject media. Voila!
We get a lot of calls asking what is the largest thing we can laminate. Our largest in-house width for lamination is 44 inches. There is no maximum length. So, if you have a poster that is 3.5 feet wide and 12 feet long (or longer), we can definitely laminate it for you. Hey, we can even design it, print it and laminate it for you! 🙂 We also laminate posters that have been mounted on foam board. And in case you didn’t know, lamination not only protects, it also beautifies.
Do you have any questions about lamination? Feel free to ask!