Please Note: The ProFinish laminator is no longer available. If you are having trouble with your machine or looking for a new cold laminator, please select this link for the Xyron 2500 cold laminator, the same laminator as the ProFinish® but wider and less expensive.
Xyron is the manufacturer of most cold laminators and 3rd parties for companies like Varitronics® / Variquest® and 3M/Scotch. The ProFinish is a proprietary laminator virtually identical to Xyron’s own 25″ wide cold laminator called the 2500. Both laminators use the IDENTICAL film except the ProFinish is 24″ wide, the Xyron 2500 is 25″ wide. The ProFinish laminate is a sole source product and thus customers pay substantially more for the identical product as the Xyron 2500 film. This is typical of Varitronics / Variquest. They create proprietary systems so their supplies can be purchased theoretically through their authorized dealers. Unfortunately customers who purchased their proprietary systems pay more than others who have shopped and compared.
Examples: Varitronics® ProFinish® Cold Laminator, VariQuest® 2510 Cold Laminator, Variquest® Perfecta 3600 STP Color Printer. These systems are all proprietary and are designed by Varitronics® / Variquest® to make sure end users pay more for supplies.
Do your homework before buying these branded systems. You’ll be glad you did.
Remember, it’s not always what you pay for the laminators, it’s what you’re paying for the refills. Regardless of getting a great deal, if your laminate is more costly, you’ll pay for it in the end. Compare prices, ask questions. You’ll be glad you did.