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When to Use a Laminator’s Cold Setting

Why is there a cold setting on a thermal pouch laminator?

Laminator Cold Setting

Good question.

Technically, when using a cold pouch, you don’t need a machine. You can seal a document with your hand, a ruler or credit card.

At the same time, a laminating machine distributes more pressure, more evenly. That’s where the cold setting on your machine comes in handy.

Why buy apressure-sensitive pouchif it’s going to run through a pouch laminator, anyway?

Another good question.

Some documents are heat-sensitive and risk being damaged when entering a thermal machine. These may include aging photos, a hand-written family recipe or ultrasound image.

In summary, your hot setting works great for everyday documents, but for special pictures and documents, we recommend keeping it cold.


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