In 5 minutes, the Fusion 1000L ready light will turn green to indicate it is warmed up and ready to use. Simply move the slider switch to 3 mil and start laminating. With a laminating speed of 13" per minute, the 1000L outperforms the competition. This compact and stylish laminator delivers great value at a reasonable price. Ideal for the home or small office, the Fusion 1000L is the perfect choice for occasional and creative laminating needs. On the 3 mil setting you can laminate documents up to 9" wide. This is great for certificates, delivery menus, insurance policies and more. This machine can also laminate 5 mil thick pouches for items up to 4" x 6" in size, including photos or luggage tags. Laminating helps to not only protect documents but gives them a clear finish that helps them look better on display. For more ideas on what to laminate check out our 101 Things to Laminate Guide. With the Fusion 1000L, high quality lamination is done before you know it.