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Laminating pouches Buying Guide

Laminating pouches for every occasion
Laminating is a great way to ensure that your documents and display materials make a great first impression every time! Laminators are extremely versatile, but in order to get the most from your laminating machine you first need to understand laminating pouches. Laminating pouches differ in three ways: Size, Thickness and Finish.


Choosing the Right Laminating Pouch

What are microns? Laminating pouch thickness is measured in microns. (1 micron = 1000th of a millimeter). The thicker the laminating pouch, the more rigid the final result will be.

What are the different types of finishes? The most common laminating pouch finish is gloss, an extremely versatile finish that is suitable for most lamination applications. Pouches are also available in a matte finish, which are less reflective and therefore easier to read.

What are the different sizes? Laminating pouches are available in a wide variety of sizes and formats; from as small as 54x86mm all the way up to A2. The most popular sizes are A4 and A3 laminating pouches.

Which type of Laminating Machine would best suit your needs? Choosing the right laminating machine is largely based on how often it is likely to be used and the size of the document you need to laminate. Our laminating machines have been categorised into one of the below, simplifying the decision making process.

A3 – Ideal if you are considering a laminator that will accept pouches bigger than you think as you’ll be able to laminate documents from ID cards to as big as A3. Suitable when laminating large print materials such as posters or public signage.

A4 – The most common format found in majority of homes, offices, schools, and retail environments. Suitable when laminate small prints such as checklists, instructions and restaurant menus.

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