Why Choose Cold Lamination vs. Hot? Blog Feature

By: VariQuest Visual & Kinesthetic Learning Tools on September 13th, 2018

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Why Choose Cold Lamination vs. Hot?

VariQuest Tools: Cold Laminator 2510 | Professional Development

Most of us have experience with "hot" lamination. You plug these machines in, wait for them to warm up, smell the hot plastic (which is a good indicator it's "ready"), then run your papers through to preserve projects, posters, reusable handouts, etc. And while this does typically work for the finished product you need, there is a better way - and we'll tell you why. Cold laminator in use

Cold Lamination.

Requiring no electricity, powered by a hand-crank and lasting longer than their hot counterparts, here's why you should consider a cold laminator - the lesser-known, more efficient alternative...

  • No electricity needed. Place a cold laminator anywhere - on a mobile cart, on a work room table, or in the middle of a room - you never need to plug it in, so you aren't restricted by wall outlets!
  • No wait time. Hot lamination requires a "warm-up" period every time you want to use it. Cold Laminators are ready to go whenever, wherever you are. Just load the roll of laminate once and you're set for hundreds of uses!
  • No mess, no fumes. Remember that plastic-y smell we mentioned? I'm sure you know it well. There are no toxic fumes with cold lamination because there's no heating required. Keep your work environment safe, pleasant for the nose, and always cool to the touch!
  • No jams or mis-feeds. Because you're hand-cranking the document through the cold laminator, the tool will not error-out and render a machine almost-useless like can sometimes happen with automatic-feed hot lamination. And when constant break-downs are non-existent, your cold laminator will last a long, long time.
  • No experience required. With a bit of a learning curve when you're using hot lamination, the cold laminator is a matter of lining up your piece within the guides, pushing it up against the laminate, and turning a hand-crank until your project is sealed top-to-bottom!
  • No maintenance. You don't have to clean blades, spools, change hot tip supplies, or troubleshoot. This machine is built strong to last long!
  • Laminate first, cut after - the edges are sealed! With hot lamination, you need to leave a ridge of film around the outside of your project to keep it intact. With cold lamination, you can cut right through the paper and still maintain a sealed finished product!

And did we mention extremely durable output? Check out this video of one of our VariQuest posters, preserved using the VariQuest Cold Laminator 2510, despite being pounded with rain water from a gutter spout! 

You don't have to go 12 boxing rounds to declare a winner when it comes to cold vs. hot lamination - the decision is unanimous. 


VQ_CL2510_Congrats_1_WebFor more information on the VariQuest Cold Laminator 2510, visit our website or request a price quote from one of our dedicated Education Consultants today!

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