Fellows Jupiter 2 125
Used to temperature seal paper items between two layers of plastic. This machine will allow you to laminate cards and other documents up to 11”x17” in order to increase water resistance, preserve, or make durable for re-use.
What is Lamination?
Lamination is the process of securing flat objects such as photographs or documents between two layers of closed laminate plastic. This helps to preserve items for longer amounts of time than the material alone is expected to last. Laminated objects are less likely to rip and tear and are also able to withstand temporary contact with water and other moisture.
Brief overview of function
*Samples outside of this list may not reflect the capabilities of the machine, design files needed, or materials approved for use in our space. Machine use is free and time limited. Materials are available for purchase. Items to be laminated must be compatible with the machine—see Approved Materials List.
Terms to Know
Pouch: a sheet of laminate folded in two to form two attached layers that the item being laminated is placed between.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Cost is per pouch based on the size of the material.
Does this machine require training?
Before you can use this machine, you must:
1. Have a MidPointe Library card.
2. Have completed and submitted an Innovation Pointe waiver. Waivers can be completed in the space during normal hours. Minors MUST have a parent or guardian sign in-person.
3. Complete the Competency Badging by reviewing the assigned materials and demonstrating competency with an Innovation Pointe Staff Member. Competency Badging Curriculum for review can be obtained from an Innovation Pointe Staff Member. Must be 10 years or older.
How do I plan a successful project?
Make sure to choose the settings best for your item being laminated (cold for heat sensitive items like photographs).
What materials can I use in the machine?
Laminate pouches of various sizes will be available for purchase in Innovation Pointe.
How long do I have to use the machine?
Patrons are limited to 1 hour on the machine per day. For longer projects, patrons can reserve time.
How do I reserve a laminator?
To reserve equipment for a longer or more complicated project, you must schedule a consultation with Innovation Pointe staff. Once staff has approved the project, they will schedule your reservation.
Reservation times are: Wednesday 5:00-9:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
Patrons are limited to one reservation per week.
What should I bring?
Materials: Bring the items you would like to laminate, keep in mind objects need to be thin enough to fit through the laminator.
What are the specifications of the machine?
Maximum lamination size is determined by the pouch size (12.5×17.5) .