How To Foil Laminate with your Pouch Laminator?

posted this on Mar 3, 2016

Did you know that you can use your pouch laminator to add foil to documents printed on a laser printer.  This video will show you how to foil laminate virtually anything printed with a compatible toner based printer or copier.  It is amazing how easy it is to add foil without the need for an expensive hot stamp foil machine or photoegraved die sets.  Grab a roll of laminating foil and give it a try with your pouch laminator the results are quite impressive.


Here is the audio transcript for this video:

Welcome to MyBinding How To videos. Today's question is how to foil laminate. Creating great looking foil embossed images is really simple. Just watch these couple of steps and you'll see just how easy it is. First off, you'll need a laminator that can handle the job, such as the ProLam Ultra or this Lamitek. Anything that can handle 10mil thickness of laminating pouches or more. Your design will need to be printed on a printer that uses toner based printing. With your design ready, you'll need to select the color or colors of foil you'll be using. All set? Let's begin. The first step is to cut foil pieces that will cover your design completely. With the color side of the foil facing up away from the design, place the whole thing into a laminating carrier. When your laminator is ready at the correct setting, place it, crease end of the carrier in first into the machine. Allow it to process all the way through and lay it down flat and let it cool for a few minutes for the best affect. When your project is completely cooled, lift open the carrier, and gently and slowly peel back the foil. And you'll see, your project is done. It is foil and color embossed. There it is. It's just that simple to foil laminate just about anything. And here at MyBinding, we're here to help you to decide just what laminator and products you need. And for more articles, how to's, demos, and reviews on all things binding and laminating, check out MyBinding.com.

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