How to Laminate with A Pouch Laminator

How to Laminate with A Pouch Laminator


Pouch Laminators are the most popular and least expensive choice of lamination, and are used to protect and preserve important documents and photographs. This easy How-To Guide will walk you through the steps, teaching you how to get the perfect lamination using a pouch laminator.

What You Will Need:

How to Laminate with A Pouch Laminator:

    Step 1 Turn on your Pouch Laminator and let it warm up to the appropriate temperature*.


    Step 2 While your laminator is warming up to the appropriate temperature, you will need to prepare your document for lamination. Place your document or photograph inside a Laminating Pouch. You will want your document to be at least 1/4" smaller on all sides than the laminating pouch. This will create the ultimate seal.

    Step 3 If using the optional pouch carrier, place your document (now encapsulated in the laminating pouch) into your Pouch Carrier. A Pouch Carrier is essential to preserving the life of the majority of laminating machines by preventing adhesive from seeping into the interior mechanics of the laminator.

    Step 4 Insert your Pouch carrier (now encapsulating your laminating pouch and document) into your pre-heated pouch laminator, closed side in. Do not place the open end first as this could cause a jam, and possible cause damage to your laminator.

    Step 4 Once the document comes out of the other side of your laminator, you have your finished product.


* Getting the perfect temperature and speed for you application is important to get the best results... this is why we always recommend testing sample documents. If you find that your finished piece has milky spots, then the laminator is too cold... turn up the temperature a few degrees (or decrease the speed) and try again. If you find that your finished piece has bubbles, than your laminator is too hot... turn down the temperature a few degrees (or increase the speed) and try again.

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Example of Pouch Laminating:

Custom Laminated Documents


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