Appearance and Hardware The Fellowes Callisto 95 Laminator measures 5.8-inches x 4.2-inches x 17.8-inches and weighs approximately 5.25 pounds. We liked the color options that it comes in as well. You can get it in either a silver or black design. It features easy-to-use controls and a robust roller system that delivers quick and consistent […]
The Fellowes Callisto 95 Laminator measures 5.8-inches x 4.2-inches x 17.8-inches and weighs approximately 5.25 pounds. We liked the color options that it comes in as well. You can get it in either a silver or black design. It features easy-to-use controls and a robust roller system that delivers quick and consistent lamination qualities even at high speeds. It’s designed to handle small to moderate usage and can perform both hot and cold laminating. The Callisto 95 is also fitted with LED and audio indicator lights for ease of use.
The Fellowes Castillo 95 comes with 10 samples of 3mil plastic lamination pouches measuring 8.5” wide. The company also offers additional size lamination pouches if you appreciate the quality. With the Castillo, users can change between 3, 5, and 7mil thickness lamination pouches.
The instructions accompanying the machine are easy to follow. Similar to some of the other best laminators we reviewed, this machine allows you to use either hot or cold lamination. Weirdly, the manual does not contain any content on how this works, but you will definitely need some self-adhesive cold lamination sheets which are, unfortunately, not included in the sample pack.
The unit takes approximately 5 minutes to heat up after which the flashing light turns to a solid green and beeps to let you know it is ready.
The laminator really does deliver smooth and sturdy laminates even when using 3mil thick pouches. Not to mention it cools almost immediately once it’s unplugged.
Overall, this small laminator can comfortably handle light to medium loads of lamination tasks and is an especially good choice for laminating small documents that undergo intensive handling such as informational material and IDs due to its sturdy outputs.
Here’s what we didn’t like about this laminator…
Actually, it’s less of an issue with the machine per se, and more of trouble with the pouches.
It’s a bit difficult to align the edge of an A4 sized document to the edge of the pouches since they are exactly the same size. This means that water and other agents could still seep in and damage your A4 sized documents. One workaround would be to trim the edges of your paper to fit more easily. However, if this is a concern to you, check the website for a slightly bigger product that may better suit your needs.
If you end up purchasing this laminator, be sure to leave enough space behind the laminator to prevent the laminate from buckling or running into objects.