First, unplug the device. With the pouch release lever held down, try gently pulling the pouch back out of the laminator. Do not pull the pouch through the machine. If this doesn’t work, please call the 3M Laminating Help Line at 1-800-772-4337 or contact us online.
You’ll get the best results when you give the laminating machine the time it requires to warm up. (From one minute to less than six minutes, depending on the model. Please refer to the instructions for your specific model).
With Scotch™ Thermal Laminating Pouches - letter, legal, and menu size use 3mil heat setting. For most other smaller thermal pouch sizes, use the 5 or 6 mil setting. If in doubt, start with a lower heat setting and work your way up if laminating quality is not good.
Yes! Laminating smaller items together is a great way to save time. Here’s how:
Step 1: Place items—such as flash cards, ID cards or recipes—into one Thermal Pouch. Place items in the Pouch with minimum of ½ inch of space between them to allow room for trimming items upon completion.
Step 2: Send the Thermal Pouch through the Thermal Laminator, sealed edge first, then allow it to cool on a flat surface.
Step 3: Hand trim around the thermal laminated items. Scotch™ Thermal Laminating Pouches completely seal around your document, meaning there are no air pockets or gaps when you trim.
NEVER cut a pouch before laminating or it will jam inside the machine.
NEVER laminate Social Security cards, or one-of-a-kind items that cannot be replaced.
For best results, use Scotch™ Thermal Laminating Pouches in your thermal laminating machine.
• Model TL901: 3 mil, 5 mil pouches up to 9” wide
• Model TL902: 3 mil, 5 mil pouches up to 9” wide
• Model PRO TL906: 3 mil, 5 mil pouches up to 9” wide
• Model TL1302: 3 mil, 5 mil, 6 mil pouches up to 12.3” wide
• Model PRO TL1306: 3 mil, 5 mil, 6 mil pouches up to 12.3” wide
No. Items not intended for use with any laminator include: currency, Social Security cards, stamps, credit cards, or cards with a magnetic strip. Some of these items incorporate important authentication features that are hampered by lamination.
Also, do not laminate sharp objects, unheatable plastic, historically significant papers or one-of-a-kind items.
Different laminators take different amounts of time to heat up
• The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator TL901 Laminator takes 5-7 Minutes.
• The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator TL902A takes 5-6 minutes.
• The Scotch™ Advanced Thermal Laminator TL1302 takes 1 minute.
• The Scotch™ Pro Thermal Laminator TL906 takes 5-6 minutes.
• The Scotch™ Pro Thermal Laminator TL 1306 takes 1 minute.
The Scotch™ TL902, Scotch™ Pro Thermal Laminator TL906, Scotch™ Advanced Thermal Laminator TL1302, and the Scotch™ Pro Thermal Laminator TL 1306 all have auto shut-off features. For safety reasons, laminators should be turned off when not in use.
Each machine has a different maximum size. The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator Models TL902A, TL906, and TL901 can handle 9” wide pouches; the TL1306 can take 12.3” wide pouches; and the TL1302 can take 13” wide pouches.
If white blotches appear, or if your thermal laminated pouch appears hazy, send the item, sealed end first, through the Thermal Laminator again. Remember to allow your machine to fully warm-up before sending a pouch through. If it’s cloudy, your machine may not have been fully heated prior to lamination.
Squares and Dots hold 1 pound. Scotch™ Indoor Fasteners hold 1 pound per inch up to 3 lbs. Scotch™ Outdoor Fasteners hold 1 pound per inch up to 5 lbs. Scotch™ Extreme Fasteners hold 2 pound per inch up to 10 lbs.
Storing in damp areas is risky, but there are a few things you can do to prevent/minimize damage. Plastic or metal storage items like vacuum sealed bags, rubber containers and metal frame shelving are preferable to cardboard or wood.
No. The color of the tape has no meaning. The most common colors for packaging tapes are clear, off white, and tan. Many are transparent after they are applied so writing can be visible, such as mailing labels.
Try gently working vegetable oil or baby oil around the edges of the dried glue. Alternatively, try soaking fingers in warm, soapy water. Be very gentle - do not pull glued skin surfaces apart with a direct opposing action as skin damage may result.
Scotch® Indoor Mounting Tape: works on most indoor surfaces that are dry, clean and smooth. None of the mounting tapes are recommended for use on wallpaper or delicate surfaces. See packages for details.