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When using the home laminators, do you think it is necessary to use cardstock for printing items? It seems like a waste because of the thicker finish you get. Do you use 3mil or 5mil pouches?
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Just regular paper always works fine for me. The laminating is really, really sturdy. You can cut through it and the edges won't come apart. I use 3 mil.
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I also just use regular paper and 3 mil pouches.

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I love the 5 mil pouches because they are so sturdy so I use them. I use plain paper most of the time too.
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I always use cardstock. I think that if I want something to last for a long time, the cardstock will work better. I use the 3 mil pouches.


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I always use card stock too because when I use regular paper even with the laminate it's not as sturdy as I want. I also agree that it will last longer (in my opinion).
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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I use cardstock sometimes. One time I glued cardstock to an index card and laminated it and the card peeled. So..be careful about laminating thick things!
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because it is sturdier. I have tried to glue white cardstock to colored cardstock when making games to give the games a border and make it last longer but it does not seal as well. I must run the games through the laminator more than once because of the thickness.

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