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Swingline GBC Laminator, Inspire, Thermal, 9 inch Max Width, 3 Mil (or 5 Mil up to 4 x 6 inch) (1701855)

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  • Thermal pouch laminating machine offers easy, carrier free, one step laminating
  • Laminating speed of 19 inches per minute and has capacity for documents up to 12 inches wide using 3 or 5 mil thermal pouches. Swingline Thermal pouches are crystal clear, free of bubbles and perfectly preserved to last (not included).
  • Perfect for scrap-booking, kids and home projects. Swingline Thermal pouches are crystal clear, free of bubbles and perfectly preserved to last. Laminating is easy, fast and fun! Warmed up and ready to use in 7 minutes
  • Intelligent Power Off after 30 minutes of inactivity conserves energy. The Fusion 3000L laminator delivers high quality results. 10 inches per minute laminating speed
  • Cold setting available for smooth lamination results with pressure sensitive pouches. More details below.
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSwingline
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Product Dimensions4.3 x 15 x 4.2 inches
Item model number1701855
ColorBlack
Number of Items1
Size9-inch
Manufacturer Part Number1701855
  
Additional Information
ASINB004FM76BK
Best Sellers Rank #935 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 1, 2010
  
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Product Description

Swingline GBC

Swingline GBC Inspire Thermal Laminator

Swingline GBC Inspire Thermal Laminator
Finger safe for home use
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3 mil up to letter size or 5 mil up to 4" x 6" photo size View larger

One-step laminating - simplicity and accuracy in a sleek design.

The compact Inspire thermal laminating machine offers incredibly easy one-step laminating - all you have to do is plug it in. The Inspire warms up in 7 minutes and is able to laminate any document up to 9" wide. Working at a laminating speed of 10" per minute, the Inspire is perfect for scrapbooking, kids projects or any home office project.

During the warm-up, you can prepare documents for laminating by loading each into a thermal laminating pouch. The Inspire can laminate letter or legal size documents in a 3 mil pouch. 5 mil pouches can also be used to laminate items up to photo size (4" x 6"). A carrier is not required, making every laminating project super simple.

When you need to laminate at home, the Inspire thermal laminator is your best choice. Items laminated with Inspire and Swingline GBC pouches are always crystal clear, free of bubbles and perfectly preserved to last. The high-gloss finish also helps laminated items look great on display. Laminating is easy, fast and fun!


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Inspire provides fast and easy one step lamination. With a maximum document width of 9" and carrier free operation, this thermal laminating machine is great for home projects. To laminate letter or legal size documents, use a 3 mil thermal laminating pouch. For items 4" x 6" or smaller you can use either a 3 mil or 5 mil pouch. This sleek design machine warms up in 7 minutes and laminates at a speed of 10 inches per minute. Inspire laminator is black and backed by a limited 90-day warranty.

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Customer Reviews

The pouches sealed perfectly with no air bubbles.
Stacy
Works great, bought it for in home use for art projects the kids make and to keep homeschool materials protected.
Reese
I just used it a couple days ago and it is really simple to use and worked well.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

409 of 417 people found the following review helpful By Ivy VINE VOICE on May 25, 2011
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I have used way too many laminators at various jobs, and this one is definitely the best I've used yet. It far exceeded my expectations. I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could.

It gets the job done with a maximum of quality and a minimum of frustration, which is what you really need from a laminator. It powers on quickly. It performs reliably. It can handle heavy stock paper in the pouch without flinching. It doesn't take up a lot of room. If you're using this in a production environment, such as laminating badges at a conference, it's going to be the thing that you don't have to call the one expert in the room for, the thing that gives you the least headaches, because it's easy to use and it works.

Three caveats if this is your first laminator, and this is true of all laminators. First, there will be an odd peice of cardboard in the box. Don't throw it out. You need to run it through the machine 2 or 3 times after every use in order to clean it. Gunking is a big problem with all laminators, and cleaning it this way will enhance the life and performance of your device. Second, get good pouches. GBC and Scotch both make good ones. Even the best laminator will do a crappy job with a poorly manufactured pouch. Third, take the finished item out immediately and let it lay flat to cool. Otherwise it'll cool crooked and look horrible.

It doesn't come with any pouches, so be sure to grab some 3 mil or 5 mil.
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312 of 322 people found the following review helpful By Toolman Joe TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 25, 2011
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Features:

* Small footprint: 14¼ " W x 3½" (6½" with paper tray installed) D x 3" H
* Warm-up time (7 minutes specified, 5½ minutes measured). About the same as my 3M Laminator.
* Maximum Size: 9½" pouch width x whatever length sheet you can find.
* Speed: 78 sec. to laminate a standard 8½ x 11 sheet.
* Handles 3 mil laminating sheets (standard or legal size) or 5 mil photo (4 x 6")

Pros:
* Works well and it's inexpensive.
* Quality of lamination is very good.
* Attractive
* Small size

Cons:
* Not rated for thicker laminating sheets.
* Not as fast as a larger machine but perfectly acceptable for home use.

After un-boxing, the first thing that struck me was the size of this cool little laminator. It will fit in the corner of your desk and it is attractive. Setup was very fast. Just insert the feed tray, plug in and turn on the rear power switch. A green LED lights when it is warmed up and ready to go (about 7 min.).

Tests:

First test was to laminate a standard 8½ x 11 sheet of paper using a recommended GBC 3 mil laminating pouch. It worked great, although the sheet curled slightly at one end after cooling. This is not a major issue.

Next test was the same, except I used a standard 3M laminating pouch (also 3 mil). The end result was the same as above but no curling was observed.

Final test was a side by side comparison with my 3M laminator, which costs 3 times the price of the GBC. I fed both sheets at the same time. The 3M had finished laminating the sheet by the time the GBC was half way done. When the GBC finished, I let both sheets cool then examined them.
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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful By GP on January 6, 2013
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I've never used a heat laminator before but that wasn't a problem. I make and sell handmade paper with wildflowers and grasses embedded. I've been wanting to make bookmarks but the paper alone, although thick, wouldn't wear well with lots of handling and bending. When this laminator was offered at a low price as one of Amazon's Lightning Deals I gave it a chance.

The bookmarks are about 2" wide and approximately 8-1/2" long. Length varies because there is a deckle edge on the top and bottom of each bookmark. Thickness also varies between card stock and cardboard thicknesses, and some of the embedded flora can be thick and uneven.

I put the bookmarks into the laminating pouch horizontally. Using letter sized pouches I was able to easily get four bookmarks in each one with plenty of space between. I had no problem feeding the pouch through the laminator, and it went through evenly and consistently. After laminating, I used a paper cutter to cut the bookmarks leaving about 1/8" extending past the edges of the bookmark. Because each bookmark's thickness is so uneven I did a second pass through the laminator for each bookmark individually. I actually put three through at a time, feeding each one individually and the laminator easily did the job.

They look lovely, and the process is quick and easy. This little laminator does a fine job, is easy to use, and pretty versatile given that the paper I'm using is so varied.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Esteban Ess VINE VOICE on June 6, 2011
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I acquired the GBC HeatSeal Inspire Laminator to solve a problem - many of the cards I carry in my wallet and documents that I refer to often and documents that I carry on journeys have frayed and worn over the years. I hoped that this laminator would work well and that my documents and important ID cards could be secured. I also look forward to making waterproof map sections for hiking and perhaps some small signs for use outdoors. So, the GBC Laminator arrived. The instructions are simple. Plug it in. Turn it on. Wait for the green ready light. indicating it is ready to receive your document ( already inside the lamination pouch).

I placed several cards into the letter size pouch at the same time, leaving about a half inch margin around them. As directed, I fed the closed end of the pouch into the machine. Within about 30 seconds, the job was done. Laminated cards were crystal clear and wrinkle free. I trimmed off the excess lamination plastic ( 3 mil) material using my paper cutter with its rotary blade and ended up with tidy, trimmed, cards which will no longer take a beating in my wallet or when handled. Also, the laminated items are protected from tampering.

I fed the provided "cleaning sheet", a gray paperboard material through the machine to make sure no residual glue may have extruded and might remain in the laminator where it might interfere with future projects.

For its ease of use, small space needed for storage, anticipated trouble free long-term performance, I am pleased to own this GBC Laminator.

I can envision using it to laminate Fall Foliage (leaves) that I collect. I have a lot where the colors have faded badly and with this laminator, perhaps the color will retain better. It can be used to make luggage tags, I.D.
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