Quick tech specs
- heat laminator
- 12.3 in
Know your gear
This is Scotch PRO thermal laminator that will laminate items up to 13 inches wide. It is a 4 roller system that has two temperature settings. The pro laminator prevents jamming. It is photo quality and will laminate up to 6 mil thick pouches.
Scotch PRO TL1306 - laminator - pouch is rated2.81 out of5 by47.
Rated 5 out of 5 byfrustratedmother from Poor Product - used very little and quit!Granted I bought this back in December 2014 as a Christmas gift for my daughter who is a teacher. She used it 3 to 5 times a YEAR. Took it out yesterday to use. Plugged it in and it the light came on but won't heat up. Called customer service and they said sorry can't help you out of warranty. No replacement parts. By reading other reviews this seems to be a common problem. Scotch needs to stand by it's products and discontinue this item. Wish these reviews were out there when I purchased it. Now she has a ton of laminating pouches and no laminator. Do NOT purchase.
Date published: 2020-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMrsG from Won’t turn back on!I’ve had this for less than a year! Being a teacher I use it a couple times a month. Suddenly it just stopped working. Won’t even power on. Is there a warranty on this product? I spent way to much money on a defective item. :(
Date published: 2020-04-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byManda1979 from Very expensive paperweight.I have had this for a few months just just took it off the shelf and opened the box to laminate stuff for the first day of school. It shut off after the 3rd sheet. It had been on for maybe 10 minutes. It won't turn back on. This is the most expensive paperweight I have ever bought.
Date published: 2019-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byshirlm from Good ValueI bought this machine and used it on card stock (not recommended). Worked great until the card stock ruined the roller tension. If you buy this laminator it will do a great job on regular paper. The things I laminated came out great.
Date published: 2015-07-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJakadia from Quit WorkingI had this laminator for about a year now and I use it very little. I went to go turn it on today and it no longer turns on. I tried to call support and their phone system isn't working.
Date published: 2017-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byElda from Very Dissappointed !!!!!! II bought this laminator used it exactly 5 times. Plugged it in tonight and it doesn't even start. I tried different outlet and it doesn't start. I also bought the laminating sheets (100 and now I'm left with 95 Scotch pouches. I will shop for another brand.
Date published: 2019-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bydebrakay from Pro LaminatorI was sent a pro thermal laminator. So far, love it. This has worked perfevtly for my home use. Thank you Scotch 3M.
Date published: 2017-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySheryl from Must have!I am a preschool teacher and use this laminator for many of our class projects and teaching aids. It is wonderful. Heats up quickly and easy to use. Love having the different laminator sheet thickness options and the wide opening. A must have for the classroom! I also have another one at home.
Date published: 2018-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byuser from Second laminator that stopped workingThis is the second Scotch laminator we have bought for our office. The laminator worked great for a month and now will not turn on. This product was less than a month old, does not work when plugged into the wall or power strip.
Date published: 2017-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBrett Messer from Worked great for 30 pages, now it wont turn onI bought this laminator a couple years ago. I've used it a handful of times over that time. Now since about 6 months ago, it wont turn on. Horrible purchase.
Date published: 2018-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJaneH from used 2 summers for camp now will not turn onOur C&E department brought one to use our signs multiple years. It worked great first summer. The second summer took a little longer to heat up. Start of third summer will not turn on. I wish I had read the reviews before I purchased this laminator. I call customer service number however since it had been over a year oh well my problem now. I think a model that costs as much as this one does should last more than 6 months use.
Date published: 2017-05-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byAnitria from Waste of moneyI have only used my machine a handful of times to laminate maybe 5-10 sheets. It is now not turning on.
Date published: 2018-04-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bybluepony from Awesome Product!I received this product from 3M to try out. I love it! So easy to use and it heats up quickly. Laminated several projects and no jams, no difficulty at all. Finished products look great. Loved the letter sized pouches - perfect for so many uses.
Date published: 2015-04-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCheryl54 from Flawed laminatorI purchased this unit last night and used it one time and I noticed a strong heating odor. I had other sheets to pass through the laminator but the unit shut off after the one sheet passed through beautiful. Apparently, the unit is defective and I will return it to Sam's Wholesale.
Date published: 2017-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byRobin C from Used to love this laminatorNow every time I use it, it jams and I have to spend too much time trying to get the lamination paper out of the machine. I have had it less than 6 months and I haven't used it on a regular basis. Would love to know how to solve this problem. I'm using Scotch brand sheets of the proper thickness.
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySteveR from Horrible ProductWe bought one of these for my office in Spring of 2017 and it was dead by January of 2018. There were no lights and it didn't warm up at all. We got a replacement and that just died. Maybe I'll plead with customer service to see if we can get another one, but what's the point? I would estimate that both laminators were used a total of 20 times. 3M should be embarrassed to put their name on this product.
Date published: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCherylK from WORKS GREAT!!I volunteer to evaluate products for 3M and the company recently sent me a free sample of the Pro Thermal laminator. I have found it very easy to use and it makes a great product. I laminate photos for craft projects and small items for school. This machine makes a nice addition to my crafting area as it can be set on the back of the table and set up immediately to use. I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-07-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySwflchic from So easy!I was very excited when I received the 3M-Scotch Pro Thermal Laminator to test for review from 3M. I decided the first thing I would laminate would be an old school picture of my son and I couldn't believe how simple it was to use! The instructions were very easy to follow and All I had to do was open the flap at the top where I put the picture (in the laminate sheet) in and press a button and in less than a minute it seemed like, it was done. After that I wanted to laminate everything LOL...This is so nice to protect so many important items that we all have and I gave it 5 stars and recommend to everyone.
Date published: 2017-08-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by3rscrafts from Awesome machine!!!!I received this product free from 3M. This laminator is great. Some of the features include fast warm up, the green ready light came on before I finished reading all the directions! Also it is very quiet and the rollers are very smooth. I have laminated 3 projects already, no wrinkles or bubbles and sealed very nicely. I love the auto shut off feature, as I was putting together another project to laminate, it took a bit longer than I thought and the machine turned itself off, great safety feature! I was also able to use the different mil thickness feature for a school project. I will continue to buy 3M products as they consistently work great and last a long time. I will post pics of some of my projects.
Date published: 2015-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCassandraMsPlace from Works Amazingly WellI received the product free from 3M.I absolutely love this product. It works and does not overheat. my projects fit into it and laminate without bubbles or smudging. It fits perfectly in my home and had a great design. It is not super heavy so it can be moved whenever needed. This is gong to save me a lot of money!
Date published: 2015-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byOffice Manager from Great until the Gears Melt after 3 years!This is a very good laminator when the gears are new. The problem is with the design. It is built with plastic gears that after 3 years will break apart causing the rollers to get stuck along with your laminating pouch. This unit would last much longer if they spent a couple of dollars and use metal gears to drive the rollers. It is designed to fail!
Date published: 2017-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMeaux from JUNK LAMINATOR TL 1306Removed the TL1306 from the box and used it 1 time. Second time we turned it on the lights blinked and then the machine shut itself off. Would not recommend this pile of junk to anyone.
Date published: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMsAloha from So much to LOVE about this product!!I received this product FREE from 3M to try out!!! I was so pleased at the capabilities of this product. First off, the variety of sizes are a plus. I love that it is larger than other basic laminators!I love that it heats properly and quickly. I haven't had any problems with my laminating projects. I laminate a variety of items on a regular basis. As a first grade teacher, I always create and laminate at least 2 sets of nametags for my students. I appreciate that there is a variety of sizes that I can use for my nametags.The laminator is lightweight and safe!! That a BONUS. I can easily transport it from school to home if needed. I usually leave it in my classroom so that it is easily accessible.With Mother's Day coming up, my students are excited to work on special projects that we will laminate for their moms.Prior to this, I have never used the larger pouches -- especially the letter size pouches. This will be the most useful to me for student projects as well as important papers that I need to keep.As I begin to use my materials, I am also very happy with the affordability of the materials: pouches, luggage loops, etc.Thank you for creating a dream machine!!!
Date published: 2015-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byhollvoll from Great size options!I received this product free from 3M to review.I was so excited to receive this product and try it out. We are a homeschooling family with three boys and this is a wonderful product for our school room as well as for our home office. I tried the sample pouches that came with it. The product heated up quickly. The pouches were easy to use and moved easily through the machine. The quality of the lamination was very good on small items (2in. by 4 in. identification badges) as well as the new menu sized pouches. I also tried the 4in by 6in pouches and the letter sized ones. I really wondered if it could handle the wide range of sizes and it did! We're going to enjoy this a lot!
Date published: 2015-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJohn Smith bi from Never buying Scotch brand laminatorsBought a year ago, only use a few times for a seasonal business, won't turn on, dont have receipt
Date published: 2019-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTarynitup from I love the Scotch LaminatorI loved using the Scotch Pro Thermal Laminator. It was so easy to use and now I can laminate anything right at home. I bought extra covers so all my kids art work can be preserved and pictures I display can be protected. I can't imagine not having a laminator now. Amazing!
Date published: 2017-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLyfling83 from So smooth!I got this laminator and it is great! I have used it on regular paper and card stock with zero issues. It heats up and is ready to use so quick! I like the ability to laminate larger items, too. Definitely a great item. Far surpasses other laminators I have used. Thanks!
Date published: 2017-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJayy from Flawless machine3m gave me a free sample of this product to evaluate. Wow ! This machine is great ! I'm a mommy of 4 and they're always coming home with the cutest art work from school, I'd always save them but through out the years they start getting damaged. But they won't anymore. I started laminating every project, and it was great quality ! No air bubbles ! I highly recommend this laminator !
Date published: 2017-08-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byWendy72 from This is awesome!3M gave me a sample of this product to evaluate and I absolutely fell in love with it. My old one was so much smaller and slower. This is an very nice laminator and I would highly recommend it to everyone. It can laminate items up to 12.3 inches wide which most others cannot do.
Date published: 2015-03-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJohn IL from Short lifeDo not spend any money on this product. Just stopped working after couple years never used it that much less then once a month. Just another cheap product inlandfill now. I wish companies would stop making cheap stuff that has such a short life. Obviously the reviews here tell me this is a weak design.
Date published: 2019-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byIteachfirsties from Worked Great....and then it didn't!I bought this laminator about two weeks ago, and the first time I used it (roughly 10 minute duration), it worked great! Heated up very fast, fed my work through quickly - I was very impressed. However, during its second use, about 2 minutes after the ready light was on, the machine suddenly turned off and hasn't worked since! I had purchased a more basic laminator in the past, and it had lasted over two years. As a teacher who uses my own money to purchase these kinds of tools, I was really counting on this upgraded machine lasting for more than two uses.
Date published: 2016-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bybmb4051 from Quit working after less than 2 monthsI am a teacher and was so excited when I got this machine. I laminate cards for station activities. I have used it for less than 2 months. I was so disappointed when I plugged it in, it turned on, and within 5 minutes it shut off and won't turn back on.
Date published: 2016-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTurtlekris79 from I'm in LoveI received this product for free for my unbiased opinion from 3M.I am in love with my laminator. I am a homeschool mom that has been needing one for years. So far I have been able to laminate my sons flash cards and my seven year old convinced me to laminate some of his coloring pages so he could have them forever. I have never used a laminator before and this one is super simple to use. I was able to laminate at least 25 pages in less then an hour. Trust me time is of the essence when you are a homeschooling mom. This laminator heats up quickly and the only suggestion I would have is to make the tray longer so when you are laminating a larger piece or if you are laminating pieces that you have cut apart won't fall out of the pouch.
Date published: 2015-04-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byChrisS from Knocking noise after second use :(The machine makes a loud knocking sound after the second time ever being used. Purchased for $99.98 at Sam's Club (happy birthday to me!). Was excited thinking I had a quality product. I am very disappointed.
Date published: 2015-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bydakotamom from Love it!3M gave me this laminater to test for them. I love it! It heats up quickly, is very easy to use. Just put whatever you want laminated in the sleeve, and send it through. It comes out sealed, no air bubbles, and stays laminated. Takes less than a minute to laminate. The cord stores underneath so it doesn't take up much space. The laminating sleeves are easy to find too. I found several different sizes at Walmart.
Date published: 2017-08-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byNikkiM from Best laminatorI received this Scotch Pro Laminator for free to review. I loved that it heats up quickly, is cool to the touch and can laminate all of our projects. Great for a new teacher to have!
Date published: 2017-08-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJim Klinger from TL1306 Preformed very wellI received TL1306 free from 3M. Instructions are very good. Product is easy to use. The out come is top notch.
Date published: 2015-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byrudy09 from Used once garbagI used this machine once last week and went to use it today and now the ready button won't even turn green. Was so excited and not total let down.
Date published: 2018-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bykteacher0708 from Love.it3M-Scotch sent me a PRO Thermal Laminator to review. I really loved how quick it heated up and how cool the item I was laminating was as soon as it came out of the laminator. I also loved the recessed storage for the cord. I plan to use this laminator for my home and school projects. It is very easy and convenient to use.
Date published: 2015-04-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bykbm d from Bad productBought this for work a year ago, we've used it infrequently and now it will not power on. For the price it should have worked much longer and the 30 day limited warranty is of no use at all.
Date published: 2020-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bymtothez from QuitterI was got this 2 years ago... I ignored the fact that it would stop working after about 10 sheets, then last week it just stopped working. I’m glad I still have my TL901, they don’t make them like they used to.
Date published: 2021-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDanny10 from Won't turn onI've bought this laminator. It won't turn on. after a lot of trials, it worked for two sheets and stopped working before finishing laminating the third sheet. Very disappointed. Not worth the money.
Date published: 2021-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMad teacher from JunkI just bought this highly recommended scotch pro laminator. It turns in but will not pull the film through. I will be returning it. I am a teacher and I laminate quite often. I need something reliable.
Date published: 2021-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byceecee from Jamed Jamed JamedWe were using it in the office and it jammed on us, I tried the next day to turn it back on to see if I could fix it and it started smoking. It's not that I don't like it but if it says never jam that's what it should be. We did try our luck again and brought another one.
Date published: 2021-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byScottC99 from Love this laminator.... cog wheel broke need partsI've used this laminator for a while now, one of the cog wheels on the roller is broken. Is there a way to purchase a replacement cog wheel/roller or set?Can someone contact me via email regarding this and about getting replacement parts?
Date published: 2021-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLibraryLolly from Not worth the moneyWe bought this laminator for the library. It won't turn on. after a lot of trials, it worked for a short period of time after purchase and stopped working. Very disappointed. Not worth the money.
Date published: 2021-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bymsullivan from Poor Quality Construction- DefectiveBought this today- unable to get any sheet to feed through. Overall very disappointing- will be returned- but it looks cute
Date published: 2021-08-15T00:00:00-04:00