I am thinking of buying a Laminator for Photos and General household jobs up to A4 size. not sure whether to go for Hot or Cold, Can anyone enlighten me which is best to go for,your thoughts appreciated. Thanks
Thanks Guys for your quick responses, I was looking at the Leitz CS9E which is a cold seal using rolled sleeving, thought this might be more econical! but was wondering if it is better using Cold Seal?rather than Hot
I have a Leitz Cool Seal Bought from Stationery box about 2 year ago. Problem - Cold Seal pouches no longer available Stationery Box dont stock 'em any more and Leitz said they no longer support this method, but residual stocks may be out there - somewhere So if you have located where I'd be please to know. Meanwhile Hot Laminator are as cheap as chips now.
Buy in bulk, if you can find a good supplier. You can get 'starter' packs and the like from Asda, WH Smith or small retail outlets, but pricewise they can make a big dent in the budget.Cheaper by the 100 or 1000+, depending on your requirements.
Another couple of words of advice. (1)Don't try using an ordinary poly type bag, others have tried this without success :o)(2)Check the sealing times,some models are slightly faster than others. Again speeds, would depend on your actual requirement and usage, and in the budget range of laminaters there will be very little difference.
I've used a laminator I bought from Costco about three years ago and it can be varied in its' temperature settings (it's a REXEL) I have never tried it cold. I economise on laminator pouches by cutting small pieces off for smaller jobs if necessary. Make sure you have enough room to seal around the sides. Oh! yes, always use the supplied folder to pass the job through the machine . I tried a photo without it and the temperature must have been too hot and my photo was ruined. It was even to much of a mess to use Photoshop on to retrieve it. Bingalau..