Can I write on my laminated document?

posted this on Jul 21, 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to make your documents last longer, the best thing to do is laminate them. This is easy to do with a pouch laminator. These machines encapsulate your document in plastic pouches so they’ll be protected from over-handling. Many of the pouches available are glossy, so they’re difficult to write on. Luckily, there are now matte laminating pouches available. 

Matte laminating pouches give your documents the protection they need while also allowing you to write on them. They’re perfect for sign-up sheets, maps, calendars, sales/marketing materials, and so on. You can use ballpoint, permanent, or dry-erase pens with these supplies. However, dry-erase pens are not erasable, they will permanently mark your pouches.

Matte laminating pouches come in a couple of varieties. Some pouches are matte on both sides while others are clear on one side and matte on the other. You might want to experiment with both types of pouches to see which one you prefer. Both types are available in a number of sizes so you can laminate small items like business cards and larger ones such as menus. Matte laminating pouches are available in 5 and 10 mil thicknesses so your materials will be protected. If you want to use the 10 mil pouches, make sure your laminator can handle them.

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