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Ledco Professor 27″ Thermal Roll Laminator Review

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Ledco Professor 27" Roll LaminatorAre you looking for a tough, fast and durable 27″ roll laminator? With several options available, you may be wondering which laminator you should get. The Ledco Professor 27″ roll laminator (found here)may be just what you need. This is my review.

Ledco is considered to be one of the best manufacturers of roll laminators for commercial and industrial use. Their machines are well constructed and are designed to be easy to use and operate. Ledco roll laminators vary in size and width, depending on where they are used and what they will be laminating.

The Ledco Professor is 27″ wide. This means it is ideal for laminating signs, banners, posters and other large documents. It can also be used to simultaneously laminate several small things at once. The Professor is considered to be very fast, with a variable speed motor capable of running at up to 15 feet per minute.

One thing I consider to be convenient is the fact that it can be used with a standard wall outlet. The exact power specifications are 110 volts, 1560 watts, 15 amps. While the wattage is pretty high, you should be fine.

The Ledco Professor is a tough laminator, capable of handling laminating film up to 10 mils thick. This is the thickest film available. This laminator can process roll film, pouches and can even accept mounting board up to 3/16-inch thick.

One of the biggest hassles with using a roll laminator is loading new rolls of film. Feeding the new rolls can seem like trying to navigate a maze. The Ledco Professor has a built-in self-threading feature that makes loading new rolls of film quick and easy. This is a huge plus in my book.

One common concern with any laminator is the quality of the end results. Nobody wants waves, bubbles or cloudy patches in their film. The Ledco Professor uses heated rollers and uses a forced air cooling system that helps the film turn out beautiful and clear.

I am a huge fan of Ledco roll laminators and an I have to say that the Ledco Professor is right up there. It is tough, durable and designed for continuous use. You should be fine using the Professor laminator for medium to high-volume laminating jobs. It is not only easy to set up, but extremely safe to use.

You can find the Ledco Professor 27″ roll laminator here. You can find our entire selection of 25″ and 27″ roll laminators here. Do you still have questions? Feel free to speak with one of our laminator specialists by calling 1-800-658-8788.

Ledco Educator 25″ Roll Laminator Review

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Ledco Educator 25" Roll LaminatorAre you a school that is in search of a reliable and easy-to-use roll laminator? Finding one that will get the job done and can handle the daily use of a school can be tough. One laminator you should consider is the Ledco Educator 25″ roll laminator (found here). I have used this laminator on several occasions and this is my review.

Ledco is a well-known manufacturer of roll laminating machines. They have been making laminators for decades and have gotten pretty good at it. The Educator roll laminator is the culmination of years of experience and requests.

The people at Ledco explained the creation of the Educator roll laminator to me like this. Over the years, having made a variety of different laminators, they discovered that teachers and educators had specific needs and requests for their laminators. After interviewing several teachers, and taking a lot of feedback into consideration, they came up with the Educator roll laminator.

The Educator is designed with teachers, educators and schools in mind. It was designed this way from the ground up. It is designed to be easy to use, features simple film changes and produces excellent overall results. This includes a preset laminating pressure and speed.

The Educator uses laminating film up to 25″ wide and uses film with a 1″ core diameter. This is the most common size of film available and is able to laminate almost everything educators and teachers need done. It is capable of using lamination film up to 5 mils thick at a speed of 5 feet per minute. It can also be used with 1.5 and 3 mil film.

I have personally loaded film on this laminator and have used it to laminate signs, business cards and other material. It really is one of the easiest laminators I have ever used. It is extremely compact and can be placed on almost any counter or desk. It weighs 75 pounds shipped.

Because teachers don’t always need a laminator to be on, the Educator has been designed to handle being turned on and off throughout the day without suffering any ill effects.

A customer sent this review to us regarding the Educator roll laminator a few months ago:

Works nicely once it is set up properly. I suggest the following method for setting the tension: Hang a weight from the center of the plastic. Adjust the tension until the plastic just starts to unroll. Repeat this for the other roll with the same weight. It is essential that the roll tension be balanced and setting by feel is not accurate enough.

Pros: Built like it will last forever.

Cons: Fills the air with plastic fumes if you leave it on for a long time.

Overall I have to say that this is probably one of the best well-rounded roll laminators in this size, which is probably why it is such a hit with teachers.

You can find the Ledco Educator 25″ roll laminator here. You can find our entire selection of roll laminators here.

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