How To Laminate Cards?

posted this on Mar 22, 2016

Our latest demo video seeks to answer the question “How to laminate cards?” In this video, we offer a demonstration of how to do just that, showing you the easy steps needed to use a laminator to preserve and protect small cards. Check it out.  


Here is a transcript of this video:

Welcome to MyBinding How To videos. Today's question is how to laminate cards. There are a number of different kinds of laminating machines on the market that can do the job and there are some that are specifically made for small and quick applications, like card lamination. For this demonstration, we'll use the LP 120, a very small, compact, and efficient little laminator that's designed just for this kind of application.

First, you need to get the size laminating pouch that you need for your project. And thickness, they range from 3 to 14mil. Not all machines can handle all thicknesses. When putting your card into the pouch, make sure you get nice even margins. This makes trimming at the end much easier. You'll need to make adjustments to the heat of the machine according to the thickness of pouch that you use. Always feed the laminating pouch into the throat of the machine with the crease side forward. This assures the best laminating seal. Wait for it to come out the back end completely done, lay it flat on a table so it can cool completely. The nice thing about card laminating is that pretty much any machine that laminates will work, because the width will be enough for your card. That's it, that's how to laminate cards. For more articles, demos, how to's, and reviews of all things binding and office, check out MyBinding.com.

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