James Burn Speedy-Lam 330R Pouch Laminator Product Review

April 27, 2018
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SpeedyLam 330R Pouch Laminator

In our industry, laminating is a daily task that takes a lot of time and energy… more than we can offer in this tough economy with our limited staff and resource opportunities. It is for this reason that we have been in search of a quick and easy pouch laminator to speed up production and enhance efficiency. Most laminators that we have encountered have provided a great finished product with high clarity and optimum protection, however, none of them were able to meet our production speed demands; that is, until we located the James Burn SpeedyLam 330R Pouch Lamintor.

Never before has a pouch laminator completed jobs with such speed and grace. The Speedy Lam will laminate at a staggering 12 feet per minute (or 144 inches per minute), allowing letter sized laminating pouches to be run every 5 seconds. This is accomplished with the 10 rollers located inside the machine that power through while still providing perfect pressure and even temperature to offer an attractive finish.

This innovative laminator features 6 heated rollers, 2 cooling rollers, and 2 outlet rollers, all contributing to the unsurpassed speed. These features ensure high quality results even on difficult to laminate items such as photos, inkjet prints, and color copies with heavy ink coverage. The patented cooling system keeps the exterior of the laminator cool to the touch even when doing high volume production runs – so there is no need to worry about a fire hazard if placed near fabrics or other flammable objects.

SpeedyLam Laminating Machine Features

The Speedy Lam 330R cool down cycle is easily activated by pressing and holding the power button. The cooling fans will continue to run until the machine has reached the correct shut down temperature. When the system is cooled it will automatically shut itself off, thus preventing damage to the heated rollers.

If you have been in the industry as long as we have, then you know that simply shutting the laminator off is one of the worst things you can do to your laminator rollers. This cool-down function eliminates any possibility of that mistake, ensuring that your interior laminator rollers stay in prime condition for years to come.

The James Burn Speedy Lam 330R Pouch Laminator has a 13” throat width, so you can laminate all of your documents up to 13 inches wide. The warm-up time takes just five minutes, and this power horse laminator has the capability to handle any laminating pouch as thick as 10 mil on both sides (20 mil total). It even works great with foil fusing. The adjustable temperature control gives you the capability to not just laminate hot pouches, but cold, or pressure sensitive, laminating pouches as well. This function is adjustable from 0°, all the way up to 160° C.

The reverse function will prevent jams and roll-ups when you are not using a pouch carrier. The Speedy Lam is one of the larger pouch laminators that we have encountered; however, it can still fit on almost any desk space without a problem. It is just 25" wide by 13 ¾" deep, by 5 ¾" tall. That’s not all, the Speedy Lam also comes standard with a 90 day manufacturer’s limited warranty.

The SpeedyLam 330R10 Pouch Lamintor by James Burn is truly the fastest pouch laminator available! It will save you production and labor costs with the first use.

Strengths:

    • Speed – 12 feet per minute (or 144 inches per minute) Laminating speed is unsurpassed
    • User-Friendly – Easy to understand controls for any user
    • Jam-Prevention – Reverse function prevents jams, and costly repairs to the laminator

Weaknesses:

    • The only weakness that we have encountered is possible the weight and size of the Speedy Lam. It weighs about 50 pounds unpacked, and can therefore be hard to move around for some users.


Mallory Morsa, Binding101 Product ExpertAbout the Author • Hi! My name is Mallory Morsa, and I have been the product expert and content specialist at Binding101 since 2008 (I have practically grown up here!). Every day I push myself to learn new information, incorporating real-life experiences from myself and the entire team to create solutions to the most common problems in the industry, and then present those solutions in a way that is easy to understand for everyone, from novices to experts. I dive deep into products to figure out how they work from the core, and am always honest with my results, so that you know exactly what you will get, before you buy. Outside of work, I can be found snuggling my 3 furbabies, reading by the pool, or at my local animal shelter bottle feeding and volunteering for the kitten nursery.

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