Lamitek Photo Pro 13 Laminator: Reviewed

The PhotoPro 13 (also known as the PhotoSmart 13) offers versatile, affordable lamination for classroom, office and home. This light-mid duty laminator is designed to provide quality lamination of inkjet prints and photographs.

The PhotoPro 13 Features:

  • Simple Operation. The knob controls on the Lamitek PhotoSmart 13 are super intuitive and easy to use.
  • Laminates up to 10 Mil Pouches. Most laminators in this price range typically do not laminate anything thicker than 5 Mil pouches. This can be very limiting if you want to create sturdy items.
  • 13″ Wide Throat. The 13″ side opening on the PhotoPro 13 allows you to laminate using larger sizes of laminating pouches, including large display or menu size pouches.
  • Photo Lamination. Photos and inkjet prints pose laminating challenges that are resolved by using a photo friendly laminator, like the PhotoPro 13 by Lamitek.
  • Teflon Coated Heat Plates.Teflon coating ensures that the heat plate does not accumulate glue allowing for smooth trouble free lamination.
  • 4 Roller Heating System. The four roller heating system combined with heat ensure a quality lamination that is free from bubbles or imperfections.
  • Foil Fusing Capable.Temperature can be adjusted hot enough to use with toner compatible foils for foil laminating.
  • Contemporary Design. The PhotoPro 13 housing is constructed of a blue plastic with a rounded design. It looks different than other boxy machines in it’s class. If the style of your machine is a purchasing point, this may be the one for you.
  • 1 Year Warranty.The photopro 13 comes with a 1 year manufacturers. During the warranty period, Lamitek will repair or replace the machine.

Suggestions for Purchasing this Laminator

The PhotoPro 13 Laminator is currently priced around $160, which is an excellent value for this machine that is full of features. This laminator is great for the classroom, home office, personal use or any office looking for a light to mid duty laminator with photo quality results.

Higher volume users may consider a heavy duty machine, which will involve a larger investment. The Banner American PL12A is an all around good machine that offers adjustable temperature and speed, its durable and will last many years. However, the PL12A is not marketed as a photo laminator. The ProLam Plus 330 by Akiles offers commercial duty lamination with photo quality results. These two machines offer both temperature and speed control.

All three machines offer lamination of pouches up to 10 mils thick and can laminate all types of cards, photos, signs, menus and documents.