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GBC Foton 30 Press Release

  • February 27, 2020
  • Written by: ACCO Brands


 GBC® Launches the Revolutionary Foton TM 30 Laminator:

Where Time-Saving Efficiency Meets High Tech

 After Four Years in Development, GBC Releases the First Affordable Fully Automated Laminator

 Lake Zurich, IL (APRIL 24, 2019) – On May 15, 2019, GBC will launch the groundbreaking Foton 30, the first affordable, fully automated laminator that is redefining limits in the lamination category.   The Foton 30, which was in development for over four years, is both time efficient and cost-effective, resulting in a superior quality output for a fraction of the cost of an industrial machine.  Easy. Fully automated. Pouch-free. The Foton 30 is proven to free up 98 percent of your time spent laminating compared to manual pouch loading and feeding. 

With the Foton, the user does not need to wait for the machine to warm up as the fully automated system will do all the feeding, laminating and trimming for standard size papers.  Drop up to 30 documents in the tray, press run and save over 30 minutes of highly valued user time previously spent loading, feeding or repositioning.  This easy-to-use laminator provides benefits like automated deskew, which gives perfect positioning and borders every time.  Foton 30’s internal sensors auto-detects film thickness and provides perfect cuts with no waste or manual trimming. Even cartridge loading is as easy as simply dropping the cartridge into the machine. No film threading required.

GBC knows, whether you’re a mailroom manager, teacher, facilities manager or franchise printer, your equipment needs to work fast, the first time and every time, and each Foton 30 comes with a risk-free 60-day trial and a two-year or 5,000-cycle warranty.

“GBC’s number one goal is to be the most reliable, efficient brand in the classroom, office, production room or other place of business, and we know our Foton 30 will be that machine,” shares Daniel Charwath, Product Marketing Manager at GBC.  “The Foton 30 is set to disrupt the lamination industry and will be life-changing for anyone that laminates with pouches regularly.”

Starting May 15, the Foton 30 will be available on, Amazon and through select office dealers.

Product Details:

  • No pouch
  • Auto-feeds up to 30 letter sheets at a time
  • Auto-detects film thickness
  • Drop documents in tray, press run, and walk away
  • Three modes of operation to allow for any paper thickness or shape
  • Deskew system for perfect positioning and borders
  • Sensor provides a perfect cut every time
  • Simple and foolproof cartridge loading with auto-threading
  • Safety auto shutoff
  • Foton 30 MSRP $839.99
  • Drop-in cartridge MSRP: $49.99 - $81.99
  • For more information: starting May 15.

About GBC
The GBC (General Binding Corporation) story began in 1947 when founder, William N. Lane, and two business partners helped Chicago printers find a faster, more reliable way to bind and laminate. GBC introduced the first electric, desktop mechanical binding punch in 1961 then the tabletop laminator in 1966. After merging with ACCO Brands in 2005, GBC became part of the world’s largest supplier of branded office products. We make solutions for the place your business is today—and more importantly, where it’s going tomorrow.

About ACCO Brands
ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ACCO) is one of the world's largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded academic, consumer and business products.  Our widely recognized brands include Artline®, AT-A-GLANCE®, Derwent®, Esselte®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy®, Kensington®, Leitz®, Mead®, Quartet®, Rapid®, Rexel®, Swingline®, Tilibra®, Wilson Jones® and many others.  Our products are sold in more than 100 countries around the world.  More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at