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What Are Laminating Pouches?
Lamination pouches enclose pieces of paper between layers of plastic. These pouches use adhesives to form a protective plastic barrier around your documents and belongings. It shields all sides of your documents from the elements and prevents them from being exposed to dirt, grime and water. Laminator pouches and sheets come in different sizes, meaning you can use them as badge holders to protect your ID cards.
How Are Laminating Pouches Different From Laminating Sheets?
A laminator sheet uses one piece of laminate film to cover a single side of a piece of paper or certificate. Many of these sheets come in self-stick options that allow users to laminate their paper articles without using a lamination machine or heat. For this lamination technique, you apply pressure to the sheet on top of the single side you want to cover, and the adhesive will cling to it. This method is perfect for certificates like diplomas or awards that you will frame at a later time.
Thermal laminating pouches are pieces of film with one pre-sealed edge that connects it to an additional layer of laminate. Pouches are used for two-sided projects and are available in cold pouches and thermal pouches that require heat or a laminating machine. This method is ideal for photographs, collectibles or documentation that requires all-around protection since the pouch will fully envelop any item you’re putting inside of it.
What Are Thermal Laminating Sheets Used For?
Laminating pouches and sheets are used to protect a wide variety of documentation. Since they adhere to various sizes of copy paper, you can apply them to larger paper articles like restaurant menus or smaller articles like custom business cards.
Many businesses laminate articles that get passed around to a lot of people to prevent them from getting smudged, wrinkled or otherwise damaged. At home, you can use laminator sheets and pouches to protect your most prized photographs from the elements while they are in storage.
Here are a few items that could benefit from being laminated:
- Baseball cards and other collectibles
- Concert passes
- Copies of legal documents or official papers
- Family photos
- Gym and club membership cards
- Presentation aids and materials
- Restaurant menus
- Signage and other notices
- Teaching materials
- Work ID cards