One of the most difficult parts of owning a roll laminator can be installing the laminating film. However, loading film is totally easy when you use the GBC Pinnacle 27. This device utilizes GBC EZ Load film to make installation easier than ever before. But what else can this machine do? Let's take a look at its strengths and weaknesses and find out. Strengths: The Pinnacle 27 is one of the easiest roll laminators to load.
To load it, you must use GBC EZ Load film that simply snaps into your device. It's totally foolproof and impossible to load incorrectly. This will help you save a lot of three phase motor time.This machine accepts both Nap Lam I and II EZ Load cartridges. These films range in thickness from 1.2 to 3 mil.The Pinnacle 27 has a feed opening that's 27 inches wide. It's perfect for both letter- and legal-sized documents, as well as larger items such as banners.If you're in a hurry, you won't need to wait long for the Pinnacle 27 to be ready to go. It can warm up in less than 10 minutes so you can get to work right away.This device can laminate pretty quickly. It has the ability to laminate an item that's 12 inches long in just one minute. If you want to look at it another way, it can laminate a letter-sized document in about 5 seconds. Of course, your results may vary depending on the speed at which you're operating the laminator. (There are 10 adifferent speed settings.)The Pinnacle 27 has a footage counter that keeps track of how much you've laminated. This can help you keep track of how much laminating film you have left.This machine has a built-in horizontal trimmer so you can cut away excess adhesive as well as free your document from the machine. This means you don't have to place sharp objects near the machine's rollers that could possibly end up doing some damage.When you're done using the Pinnacle 27, it will shut down automatically to keep the motor in good shape. (It will also reduce the risk of a fire.) Weaknesses:
The film you use can have a maximum thickness of 3 mil. Thus, this isn't a good machine to use if your document requires more protection.The Pinnacle 27 doesn't offer cold lamination. You'll need to use a different machine if you want to laminate items that are thermally sensitive such as color copies and some photographs.This laminator is really large and measures 35.5 (width) x 21" (length) x 14.25" (length). Finally, this product has a one-year warranty so getting it fixed (or replaced) will be easy and won't drain your wallet. The GBC Pinnacle 27 does have a couple of shortcomings (particularly its lack of a cold setting), but overall, this is one of the better roll laminators you can buy. You love that the film is easy to install and that you'll get professional-looking results in minutes. It's also great that it has an integrated trimmer and footage counter. If you need a feature-packed laminator that loads easily, the Pinnacle 27 is worth your consideration.