Magnet Pouches (Price per Pack)
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Magnet Pouches (Price per Pack)

Brand: Fellowes
  • Magnetic Laminating Pouches
  • Laminate Thickness: 12 Mil Magnet + 3 Mil Laminate
  • Laminate Finish: Matte/Gloss
  • Adhesive Type: Heat Activated
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Overview

Magnetic laminating pouches are a unique new product that allow you to create custom printed magnets at home or the office, on-demand. All you need is a quality thermal pouch laminating machine that can handle 10mil pouches and has adjustable heat and speed settings (for best results, your laminator should also have a minimum of 4 rollers), your printed designs, and these unique magnet pouches.

MagnetPouches are extremely simple to use-- just like a regular laminating pouch; first, just print your design and place it between the magnet and laminate sheet. Then just run it through your pouch laminating machine, with the pre-sealed edge first. On the other side you will have a quality custom magnet.

Specifications

Item #MAGPOUCH-GRP
Manufacturer Part NumberMAGPOUCH-GRP
ColorClear
Compatible EquipmentThermal Pouch Laminating Machines
Must be 10mil capable and have adjustable speed & heat settings
(Recommendation: 4+ heated roller system)
Product TypeMagnetic Laminating Pouches
Laminate Thickness12 Mil Magnet + 3 Mil Laminate
Temperature Range230° - 250° F (110° - 120° C)
Adhesive TypeHeat Activated

Description

Magnetic laminating pouches are a unique new product that allow you to create custom printed magnets at home or the office, on-demand. All you need is a quality thermal pouch laminating machine that can handle 10mil pouches and has adjustable heat and speed settings (for best results, your laminator should also have a minimum of 4 rollers), your printed designs, and these unique magnet pouches.

MagnetPouches are extremely simple to use-- just like a regular laminating pouch; first, just print your design and place it between the magnet and laminate sheet. Then just run it through your pouch laminating machine, with the pre-sealed edge first. On the other side you will have a quality custom magnet.

These large 12" x 18" magnetic lamination pouch sheets are perfect for take-out menus, documents, calendars, contact sheets, signs, and so much more. They feature a small border on the pre-sealed side, but are otherwise meant to be flush with your sheet. The glossy laminate finish is great for vibrant photographs, as the gloss helps to enhance the contrast and colors beneath it. DIY magnets are 12 mil thick, with a 3 mil laminate sheet that is pre-sealed to one edge of the magnet. The adhesive on the laminate is a low-melt PET film that activates at about 230° - 250° F (110° - 120° C).

How to Use Magnetic Laminating Pouches:

  1. Turn on your laminator and allow it to warm up. Depending on your paper stock, different heat or speed settings may be required, however, a good starting point is normally between 230° F and 250° F (110°-120° C) with a slow to medium speed. Because there are so many different laminators in the marketplace, you may need to test several different settings to determine what offers the best results for you. It is recommended that you have extra MagnetPouches to allow for testing and any laminator adjustments that may be required to achieve the desired results.
  2. While your laminator is warming up, print your design using any printer, and any paper stock thinner than 14pt (see professional tips below for information on paper stock).
  3. Place your printed sheet between the magnet and laminate sheet, centering as desired. One of the edges of the laminate will be pre-sealed onto the magnet.
  4. Once warmed to the proper temperature, run your MagnetPouch through the laminator, with the pre-sealed edge first. If your laminator requires a carrier sheet, then first place it into the carrier before laminating.
  5. When the magnet exits your laminator, remove it from the carrier (if used) and place the magnet on a flat surface for cooling. If bent while cooling, this bend may be permanent.


Professional Tips:

  • For the best results, use a pouch laminator with a minimum of 6 rollers that is designed to handle photographs, and with adjustable heat and speed settings. It needs to be able to handle at least 10 mil thick pouches, as well as have adjustable heat and speed settings. While less expensive laminators might work, they could require several passes to seal properly, and the finish might not be perfectly smooth. The Sprinter-Lam 335R6 has been rigorously tested, and works well with this specialty application.
  • For outdoor applications that are exposed to weather, it's best to print your image using synthetic sheets, as most synthetic base sheets (PET) tend to act as an insulator and conduct heat at a slower pace. You may need to adjust your laminator settings when using this method, or send the sheet through the laminator more than once. This includes magnets for vehicle signage.
  • For short term and indoor use, any standard paper sheet is acceptable.
  • Card stock over 14pt thick is not recommended, and may not seal properly. Anything thicker than standard copy paper may require multiple passes to seal properly.
  • Multiple pieces of paper/photographs can be inserted into a larger size Magnet Pouch to make a collage, however, small wrinkles may occur. It is best to print your collage onto one sheet instead.
  • Depending on your laminator, you may need to run the magnet pouch through the machine twice for proper application.


Popular Applications & Laminate Options:

  • Photographs
  • Signs
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Save-The-Dates
  • Mail-Out Advertising
  • Quotes & Crafts


Magnet Pouch Trouble Shooting:

  • Wrinkles in Laminate: This means your laminator is running too slow. As recommended above, a pouch laminator with adjustable heat andspeed settings is highly recommended. If you cannot adjust the heat or speed of your machine, then this problem cannot be resolved. If you can, then try speeding up the laminator and running another test magnet until you achieve the desired finish. If you do not have adjustable speed, but you do have adjustable heat, then you can try decreasing the heat setting and running another test magnet.
  • Not Sealing: If the laminate is not sealing completely, then the laminator is running too slow or too cool. Slow down the speed, or increase the heat of your laminator and try again. Sometimes running the pouch through multiple times will achieve the desired results.


* Your pouch laminating machine must be able to handle a least 10 mil pouched to handle the thickness of magnet pouches. The heat and/or speed should also be adjustable. For the best results, it is recommended that your laminator have a heated roller system with a minimum of 4 rollers.

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