SircleLam EM-40 40″ Roll Laminator Review

SircleLam EM-40 40" Roll LaminatorDo you need a wide-format roll laminator, but don’t have the budget to afford what’s available? There is an affordable roll laminator in the 40″ range that you may want to consider. This is the SircleLam EM-40 40″ roll laminator (found here). This is my review.

To begin with, you’ll be hard pressed to find a 40″ roll laminator within this price range. This laminator is priced around what many 27″ roll laminators cost. Normally I would think that this meant the EM-40 must be really stripped down, but not so. The EM-40 actually has a lot of very nice features.

Most scaled down roll laminators aren’t capable of handling film thicker than 3, perhaps 5 mils. The SircleLam EM-40 can handle laminating film up to 10 mils thick, which is the thickest we offer. This is really nice for people who are laminating banners, signs and other large material.

Another nice high-end feature is that the SircleLam EM-40 has a total of 4 rollers. This means that the film is given more pressure, heat is more evenly applied and the end results are clearer, cleaner and more professional.

The motor runs at a speed of 10 feet per minute. This isn’t going to win any races, but it is by no means slow. I have seen some high-end commercial laminators run at up to 25 feet per minute, but most run at about this speed. This means you should be able to laminate 600 feet of material in an hour. Few people need more capacity than this.

You will need to make sure you have a workbench, table or countertop that can support this laminator. While it isn’t as much as a car, it does weigh in at 230 pounds shipped. You will also need to make sure you have enough workspace for this laminator. It measures in at 48″W x 20″D x 16″H.

One feature I really like about the EM-40, versus other roll laminators in this class, is the fact that this laminator can be used with a standard 110 volt system. The exact power requirements are 110 Volts 60Hz, 20amps. This means you don’t have to have deal with any special power requirements.

The control interface is pretty simple and doesn’t require any touchy settings to get things right. It is pretty much straight forward.

Overall, I really like this laminator. The biggest selling point, other than it being a great overall laminator, is the price. This thing rings in at about half of what many other comparable laminators cost.

You can find the SircleLam EM-40 40″ roll laminator here. You can find our entire selection of roll laminators here.

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