Six Essential Laminating Supplies For the Office

When laminating is a regular part of your business, you certainly stock up on specific pouch sizes and thicknesses you use constantly. However there  are certain supplies that should be kept at the ready for unexpected projects.

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Business Card Pouches

Creating durable business cards to display at a service desk may not be a weekly laminating project, but when you suddenly and unexpectedly run out, a pack of glossy pouches in the supply room will come in handy.

ID Tags

Trimming down letter size laminating pouches can be a hassle, and paper tags peel and tear too easily. Keep ID tag pouches in your desk drawer to create a badge for a new employee or a visitor to a secure location of your company where proper identification is required. They come pre-punched so it is easy to attach a lanyard.

Laminating Cleaning Sheets

We often forget that the laminator needs regular cleaning. Keep cleaning sheets to extend the life of your laminator and maintain quality results for your documents.

Legal Size Laminating Pouches

That odd-sized document that needs to be laminated will not work with letter size pouches. Keep legal size laminating pouches for creating in-office signage or heavily used reference sheets that need to hold up under regular handling.

Self-Adhesive Laminating Roll

For extra large documents that won’t fit in the laminator, use self-adhesive laminating roll. No laminator is required and you can quickly and easily create laminating infographics or posters that you can cut to size.

5 mil Letter Size Pouches

Occasionally you will need extra laminated protection for a document. Three mil is good for everyday jobs, but have a pack of 5 mil available for a more durable, thicker cover. Documents like maps and spec sheets used outdoors or in dirty conditions like a factory or construction site ideally should use 5 mil thickness.

 

Laminating Fun ID Badges for Kids

badgesDo your kids what to be members of a secret club? Have special crime-fighting skills? With a little imagination and a laminator you can make this happen.

Creating fantasy ID badges lets kids imagination soar. And it’s easy.

  1. Help kids create a wallet-sized photo ID in a word or paint program on the computer
  2. Make sure to use a cool photo. Make spaces for name, special powers, secret agent abilities and secret club membership
  3. Print the document on index cards.
  4. Laminate to create awesome ID cards they can keep in a wallet.

 

Birthday Party ID Cards

For a birthday party, collect photos of all the kids invited and laminate special  VIP Members ID Cards to get into the party. Kids can flash their B-day ID at school so everybody knows they were there!

 

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