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How do I feed New laminating film through straight? Top roll of new film is wrapping around bottom heat roller

I have both rolls with dull sides together and not feeding straight through, wants to wrap around bottom roller.

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Go to youtube and watch the video on GBC ultima65 film loading. sounds like you are not using a threading card to load laminator. Manila File folders work great to load laminators Westco Laminating Svcs 405-324-6092

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The laminating paper started coming out rippled half way through a roll. Do you have any suggestions?

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I do not have a manual for that laminating machine. Over the years I have used a number of different units, and dismantled a few as well.

Essentially to use it, you let it warm up, and if you are pulling the laminate off a single roll, it should be folded over on itself, you roll an edge to see which side opens and slide in the item you want laminated.

The one thing that may be a source of bubbles in the finished product is you need to lightly roll a perforator over the item to pierce the laminating plastic so air can escape. Also make sure to have about 2 inches of extra palstic at each end for consistent results.

Feed it in straight, that 2 inches will allow you only a little room for adjustment- if at all possible, just feed it in, supporting the document so it does not flop over, and once it is feeding, you can see it come out.

Because it is nothing more than a heating element, and in the case of the smaller types, it is just a long halogen light bulb for the heater. It will always smell hot when in operation, because it is, and small amounts of plastic do peel off from time to time. So it is susceptable to damage if jarred while heating or in operation, and the tube can break if the laminator hits the floor.

To clean rollers of the laminator, normally they have a cleaning sheet, but not always, and if you do not have one, you can improvise by taking a section of craft paper bag, fod it over and trim to width of the laminating material. Feed it through and once it feeds, with gentle resistance held against the paper, this will help clean the rollers. Once through, open and refold so the inside is now outside and feed it through again with same procedure. Repeat with a new sheet until it feeds through clean.

If unit does not heat, check fuse if it does not turn on at , no motor, no light; and It may be an internal fuse on a circuit board. There is also a thermal fuse in the heater circuit as well- these can fail if the unit is left on all the time and not used. They should be powered down between uses. The exception is the industrial sized laminators used by many of the office supply stores as they take a while to heat. Otherwise the lamp is the chief suspect for no heat. If you plan to service it at hone, or to at least check the condition of the ttube, with an Ohm meter, you should be able to measure across the filament. It should be less than 20 Ohms resistance. Finding a replacement halogen is not cheap, and it may just be more cost effective to replace unit than try repair it if you are in an office type setting. It also requires you wear cotton gloves so not to leave any trace of oil or contaminant on the glass as they will fail at that point if there is any oil or other residue.left on tube when it lights up.

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Paper rolled on heater roller. How do I remove?

I fix roll laminators for a living. Its best with GBC machines to remove wraps where the film is stuck to the roller hot. trying to remove ilm adhered to the roller cold can not jusst remove the film but the rubber roller surface. Do note GBC heat rollers espically the red ones are over 500 bucks each:( Its easy to damage those rollers making the machine junk....

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Can you tell me how to thread a Graphic III laminator?

1. Remove the supply roll mandrels and the feed tray. The supply roll mandrels are now ready to accept
loading of the film rolls, wound with the polyester (shiny) side out. When viewed from the front of the
machine, the core grippers on both the top and bottom supply roll mandrels should point toward the
heat shoes (and toward each other). The tension control knobs should be positioned on the right. Notice the
knobs are labeled "Top Right" and "Bottom Right". If you have rolls of film on which the material is wound
in the opposite direction (adhesive or dull side out) exchange the top and bottom supply roll mandrels so
the core gripper positions are reversed.
2. Slide a roll of film onto the top supply roll mandrel, turning the roll slightly to slide the gripper inside the
core. Center the roll. Make sure the dull side of the film is facing up and the shiny side is facing the
heat shoes during the threading. Scored marks on the supply roll mandrels provide a guide for proper
alignment of the two rolls of film to each other.
NOTE: The pointed metal pieces protruding from the body of the supply roll mandrels grip the cardboard core of the film supply roll to prevent slippage. When placing a roll of film on the mandrel, twist the film supply roll to
accommodate easier film loading.
3. With the roll aligned with the scored line on the right side of the mandrel, place it in the top bracket.
Place the left side of the shaft in its slot first then place the right side of the shaft in its slot, turning it as
4. While the machine is still cold, review the threading diagram. With the bottom roll of film centered on
the mandrel and the shiny side facing down, run the film under the bottom idler bar and pull towards
5. Load and thread the top roll of film in the same manner as the bottom roll. Refer to the threading diagram. The
film should run under the silver stabilizer bar and over the front of the top heat shoe. Remember, the shiny
side of the film must always go against the shoe. The dull (adhesive) side must face away from the shoe.
Make sure the two rolls are aligned with each other before going to the next step.
6. Turn machine on and heat to the desired temperature.
7. With both rolls threaded and installed in their respective brackets, unwind enough film from the top roll
to reach the bottom of the bottom heat shoe. Next, unwind enough film from the bottom roll to reach the
top of the top heat shoe.
8. Now drape the film from the bottom roll against the film from the top roll on the top shoe. If the laminator is
hot, the exposed adhesive on the top web will hold the bottom web and make it easy to stick the two rolls
together. If you are threading the machine while it is cold, use tape to stick the bottom web against the top
9. Tip the safety shield down into the laminating position. With the film draped over the two heat shoes, push
one edge of the threading card between the heat shoes so that the film is firmly positioned against the
laminating rollers. If a threading card is not available, any piece of card stock or poster board will work.
10. Make sure there is still enough slack in the web. Turn the drive switch to FORWARD, permitting the film and
feed board to pass through both sets of rubber rollers. Carefully monitor initial threading to be sure the web
reaches and passes through the pull (back) rollers. When the threading card has cleared the back of the
machine, move the drive switch to the center position (off). Whenever you want to remove the film and/or
laminated material from the back of the machine, use the zippy cutting tool provided with the laminator.
11. Slide the feed tray into position.
12. If the machine has the slitter option, make sure the slitters are disengaged (blades in the raise
position) and moved all the way to either side of the machine.
CAUTION: The laminator is designed to be run with the operator directly facing the
control panel and feed tray, not at an angle or from the side of the machine. For
operator safety, the safety shield must be in position over the upper heat shoe
when the machine is ON, or when the drive switch is in the forward position.

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