What is the difference between a pouch laminator and a roll laminator?
A pouch laminator is a small desktop machine that uses pre-cut pouches of laminating film. A pouch is two pieces of plastic sealed along one edge. It opens like a file folder; you slip in your paper document, close the pouch and place it in a cardboard carrier, then feed it into your pouch laminator. Because the pouch is cut to exact size there is no waste. A roll laminator is a larger, heavier, more expensive machine. It uses one roll of film on the top and another on the bottom. You feed any size paper between the top and bottom rolls and laminate. Then you trim off the excess plastic and throw it away.