GBC Inspire+ A3 Laminator
GBC Inspire+ A3 Laminator
Inspired to laminate, lightweight and compact. The GBC Inspire+ A3 laminator is ideal for the occasional home or office user with basic requirements. It is really simple to operate via a single switch, warms up in 5 minutes and takes standard 2 x 75 micron pouches, can laminate up to 80 micron pouches. It handles items from ID to A3 size while the exit tray ensures an ideally flat finish. Get creative with the Inspire+ – imagination is all you need.
– Easy to use
– Ideal for the first-time user or for occasional requirements around the office or home office
– Warm up Time: 5 min
– Laminating Width: Up to A3 Max (324mm)
– Max Pouch Thickness: 150 mic (2 x 75mic)
– Speed 150mm/min
– Laminators from ID size to A3
– Stylish modern design that’s easy to store when not in use
– Warranty: 1 Year
– Height: 60mm
– Width: 445mm
– Depth: 125mm
Please take note of the maximum thickness pouch a laminator can take. Any pouch thicker than the maximum allowance will jam inside the laminator and void the warranty.
How to choose the correct laminator:
No matter which style you choose, the basic three questions apply when choosing the right model
1. How many users and how often?
– The number of users has a significant impact on choice, and, as we know, those laminating for business have different priorities to the home user.
– Using a laminator more frequently than what it was designed for will burn the motor out quicker.
2. What laminating thickness?
– Pouches (also known as laminating pockets) are the most recognised accessories.
– Measured in microns – the higher the micron the thicker the laminate.
– Ranging from 75 – 250 microns and, as a general rule, the more the document is handled the thicker the laminate should be.
Pouches are often depicted as ‘2x’, followed by the micron thickness.
E.g. 2×125 micron = 250 micron Pouch. (The ‘2x’ is simply to indicate each separate side of the pouch, rather than representing two individual pouches)
3. What size document are you laminating? (A3,A4 etc.)
The first consideration is content. What size laminate do you need? All laminators do not cover every format, and while other aspects are important, content size is crucial.
Moderate use – Entry-level laminators, ideal for homes, home offices and start-up business
Regular use – Mid range models perfect for average to large business
Heavy use – Premium models designed to focus on high volume for specialized business
Laminating Hints and Tips
1. Always laminate closed end first
– Feeding work in ‘open end’ first is the number one cause of laminating jams.
– Always ensure that the closed side enters the machine first to significantly reduce hold ups.
2. Laminating shapes and sizes
When laminating irregular shapes:
– Make sure that the sealed edge of the laminate enters the machine first
– Ensure content is as close as possible to that sealed edge.
– If laminating multiple irregular shapes, place them all as close together as possible near the sealed edge.
3. Laminating Maintenance
– Run a cardboard laminator cleaning sheet (without laminating pouch) through your machine regularly.
– This helps to remove adhesive blockages which can appear over time and may contribute to jams.
4. Don’t laminate an empty pouch
– Never laminate a pouch without content as it may result in malfunction or jamming.