Intelli-Lam IL400 Pouch Laminator Review

Intelli-Lam IL400 Thermal Pouch Laminator from Intelli-ZoneAre you in need of a solid, metal-built thermal pouch laminator that can be used to laminate photographs, menus, signs, business cards and other material? One model you may want to consider using is the Intelli-Lam IL400 thermal pouch laminator (found here) from Intelli-Zone. I have had a chance to use this laminator and this is my review.

The Intelli-Lam IL400 (from Intelli-Zone) is a 13-inch wide laminator that can be used to laminate letter-size documents, menus, photographs, signs, business card and other material. As long as the document fits within the 13-inch wide throat, you should be fine.

This laminator can handle most laminating pouches out there. It has an adjustable temperature dial that goes up to about 320 degrees Fahrenheit (160C).  It is able to accept laminating pouches up to 10 mils thick (250 microns) without any problems.

I actually have this laminator sitting next to me right now as I am writing this review. It is a pretty solid laminator. Everything is made out of metal, which is a rarity with pouch laminators.

While not all plastic laminators are bad, the metal housing definitely holds up well. Metal housings often indicate quality mechanical components inside. I just took out the screws on this laminator and took a peek inside. Everything in this laminator seems to be made from high-quality parts.

I am picking this laminator up now, and it definitely has a hefty feel to it, but I don’t think anyone should have a problem moving it from desk to desk. The power cord is extremely thick, but can be detached or replaced if needed. The IL400 weighs 20 pounds shipped, which isn’t too bad.

The laminator sits on four rubber feet that helps keep the laminator stable. It is sitting quite nicely here on my desk. I know this ultimately doesn’t play into how the laminator operates, but I think it is a nice looking machine.

It has a built-in fan that helps cool down the laminating film as it exits the machine. The finished laminated results appear to be crystal clear, smooth and glossy.  A total of four rollers helps with this process and means you shouldn’t ever have to re-run material through this laminator a second time.

The control panel is arranged nicely. The adjustable temperature dial is clearly laid out. There is a power LED light and a “ready” LED to let you know when it is ready to be use. A rocker switch lets you turn the motor on, off or put it in reverse. Reverse functionality in a pouch laminator is great in the event of a misfeed or jam.

Overall I consider the Intelli-Lam IL400 to be a great laminator. For the price, and everything you get, it is a great deal.

You can find the Intelli-Lam IL400 thermal pouch laminator here. You can find our entire selection of pouch laminators here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions on laminators.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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