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Old 09-10-2021, 01:57 PM
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I'm thinking about investing in a personal laminator. I'm retired & have been making preschool games/activities for the great nieces & nephews. If I laminate the items the kids can pass them around & I'll get more bang for my bucks.

What are the advantages/disadvantages for the machine you use?

What/where do you buy the pouches/sheets for laminating?

I could also use a laminator for Sunday School lessons & my own personal use.

Thanks for your help. I want to buy something that won't break the bank, but be a good value.


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Old 09-10-2021, 02:01 PM
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I got a Scotch several years ago that everyone raved about. Worked correctly for about 12 items then never again. Threw it out.
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Old 09-10-2021, 03:09 PM
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I purchased a laminator on Amazon but since I don’t know how to make a direct link I copied a pasted what I purchased in 2018 below. I love it and use it all the time.


“Scotch Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System for a Professional Finish, Use for Home, Office or School, Suitable for use with Photos (TL901X)”

“Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 100-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 Inches, Letter Size Sheets (TP3854-100)”
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Old 09-10-2021, 03:35 PM
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I have Xuyron ( not sure on the spelling) It is a cold laminator, I’ve had it for years. The refill rolls are still easy to find.
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Old 09-10-2021, 03:53 PM
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I had a Xyron (probably the same one as Tapdancesub and I can’t spell it either). It was a cold laminator. Would only do 12” wide but any length.

I got it on sale for a ridiculous price….the laminate was pricey. But, I used it for laminating things that would get touched over and over again. Math games, literary materials.

I loved it.


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Old 09-10-2021, 05:13 PM
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I've been very happy with my scotch laminator - I think I've had it 3 or 4 years and have never had an issue. The non-Scotch brand pouches you can find on Amazon work well, too, so overall it's a fairly low priced investment.
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Old 09-10-2021, 06:19 PM
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I have the Amazon Basics laminator, and I order 3mil and 5mil pouches from Amazon, too. I order packs of 200. I’ve used it for several years at home and school.
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Old 09-10-2021, 07:34 PM
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I bought mine several years ago at Costco. It was not expensive. I'm retired now but still use it occasionally for photos, and I laminated my vaccine card too. I get my laminating sheets at Walmart or online from Amazon.
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:37 AM
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I’ve had a Scotch laminator since I began teaching. I’ve gone through two in a lot of years now and never had an issue.
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Old 09-11-2021, 05:06 AM
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I love my Scotch laminator.


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Old 09-11-2021, 06:09 AM
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I have a Scotch laminator and it has gone through years of use in my classroom and craft room. It is one of the best and cheapest tools for a teacher and crafter .
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Old 09-11-2021, 07:09 AM
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I have a Scotch too, but I never used it on any hard, regular basis, so mine's still good years later. Had I used it 4-6 days of the week for 1-3 hours, who knows how long it would have lasted.
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I have the lakeshore laminator
Old 09-12-2021, 11:21 AM
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I am on my second one ( I use it that much)

My favorite reason for it is that it has 11 1/2 by 17 laminating sheets

I do try to buy the specific pouches from lakeshore

I love it!
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