Fellowes Jupiter2 125 12.5" Pouch Laminator with Starter Kit - 5734101
The Fellowes Jupiter2 125 12.5" Pouch Laminator is an advanced 6-roller laminating machine that can laminate up to 47" per minute, and has a 12.5" laminating witdh. It is featured with a unique AutoSense system that detects pouch thickness and self-adjusts to the optimal laminating setting.
|Manufacturer Part Number||5734101|
|Model Number||JUPITER 2 A3/125|
|Kit Includes||Laminator & 10 Letter Size 3mil Pouches|
|Jam Prevention Features||Auto Reverse and Reverse|
Advanced Pouch Tracking System
|Energy Efficient Features||Auto Shut Off|
|Throat Width (inches)||12.5|
|Heat-up Time (minutes)||1|
|Maximum Laminating Speed (inches/minute)||47|
|Maximum Pouch Thickness (mil)||Up to 10 mil|
|Mounting Board Capable||No|
|Number of Rollers||6|
|Hot Swap Technology||None|
|Dimensions||5.06" H x 21.25"W x 8.19"D|
|Item weight (lbs)||14.99|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||2 Years|
1. Temperature - The minimum temperature your laminator should reach is 300° F, however, the ability to get hotter is recommended. Some of the foils, such as the holographic patterns, may require additional heat, so the hotter your laminating machine can reach, the more professional and solid foil you will be able to achieve, even with the more frigidity reactive foils.
2. Heat Settings - Having heat settings, or the ability to adjust hot hot your laminator will run, is another important factor. This variable hear allows you to make minor adjustments for the various foils and paper stocks that you may be using. As mentioned above, we recommend beginning with about 300° F, and then running a test sheet and making any adjustments based on the results.
3. Speed Settings - Adjustable speed settings are also important. When working with more difficult foils you can slow down the speed so that they spend more time in the heat, allowing for a more solid finish. And, on the other side, you can speed it up if your foil is leaving residue on your paper, indicating it is spending too much time in the heat.
4. Mil Thickness - Your laminator will need to be able to handle at least a 10mil thick lamination pouch in order to handle foiling, because we will be using a pouch carrier in addition to some potential scrap paper, which all add girth to the thickness of your item. If you use a machine that can only take a 3mil pouch, for example, you run the risk of jamming or damaging your laminator.
The laminators that we have personally tested and approved because they offer good results are available to buy online here: https://www.binding101.com/laminating/foil-fusing/foil-laminators. This is not to say that a less expensive machine absolutely won't work, just that we have not tested every laminator on the market. We have some customers who have a little system and they just run their foil through it twice (without opening the carrier) to get it to stick. So there are ways around investing in a laminator like the ones on that page. But we can not guarantee those workarounds will provide sound results.
Best of luck!