Enhance your signs, posters or reference documents with our laminating service.
Bring your document to our shop at 243a Morningside Road and we can laminate it for you (documents up to A3)
Buy one of our easy-to–use laminators and do it yourself.
Laminating paper items can prevent them from becoming creased, sun damaged, wrinkled, stained, smudged, abraded or marked by grease or fingermarks.
It also makes them more rigid.
THE LAMINATING PROCESS
A pouch laminator uses a lamination pouch. The inside of the lamination pouch is coated with a heat-activated film that adheres to the product being laminated as it runs through the laminator.
The laminating pouch must leave a margin of at least 2mm around the product to ensure complete encapsulation, thus preventing water penetration.
Pouch laminators are designed for moderate use in the office or home.
These inexpensive machines are quite effective. However, for continuous, large-volume lamination projects, a roll laminator performs more efficiently.
Pouches can be bought with different thicknesses in micrometres (referred to as MIC). Standard home or office machines normally use 80–250 micrometre pouches, depending on the quality of the machine. The thicker the pouch, the higher the cost.
HOW TO CHOOSE A LAMINATOR – A GUIDE
1. What size are the documents to be laminated?
2. What pouch thickness is to be used?
The lower the micron selected the more flexible the finished laminated document. The higher the micron the more rigid.
As a general rule, the more frequently that your document will be handled the higher the thickness of pouch you should select.
3. Who will use the laminator, and how often?
SELECTING THE RIGHT LAMINATING POUCH
At Stationery Express, we have in stock the popular TEXET A4 Laminating Machine as well as Laminating Pouches packed in 10’s from Juniper Green Products.
We are also have access to a range of laminating machines from GBC and Fellowes including the Ultima 35 Ezload Roll Laminator.
A full range of laminating pouches is also available from credit card size to A3 peel and stick pouches.
We also have Self-Seal Laminating cards (credit card size) in stock and are able to order various sizes for next day delivery.
Pop in at 243a Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4QU, or call us on 0131 447 3045 for further details.