12" x 18" Gloss Magnetic Laminating Pouches (5 Pack) (Discontinued)
Sorry, but 12" x 18" Gloss Magnetic Laminating Pouches (5 Pack) (Discontinued) is no longer available to buy.
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|Manufacturer Part Number||G12X18|
|Size||12" x 18"|
|Compatible Equipment||Thermal Pouch Laminating Machines|
Must be 10mil capable and have adjustable speed & heat settings
(Recommendation: 4+ heated roller system)
|Product Type||Magnetic Laminating Pouches|
|Pouch Size||12" x 18" (with added slight border on pre-sealed short edge)|
|Insert Sheet Size||12" x 18"|
|Laminate Thickness||12 Mil Magnet + 3 Mil Laminate|
|Temperature Range||230° - 250° F (110° - 120° C)|
|Adhesive Type||Heat Activated|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||5|
Expert Product Review: MagnetPouch by Mallory Morsa
Hi everyone! My name is Mallory Morsa, and I am the product expert at Binding101. I have been a part of the Binding101 team since 2008, where I started out in service and sales, learning our customers' needs and how to offer truly exceptional service. After a of couple years, I moved into a role of product management that required in-depth product research, as well as training of our staff. And in my honest expert reviews, I am proud to share that extensive knowledge with you. Take a look at the product review below, which will highlight both the pros and the cons, as well as identify the ideal customer. If you have any questions or need more information, please call our customer care team at (866)537-2244. Thank you for stopping by, and please check out our Binding101 social media channels by clicking the icons above.
I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
MagnetPouches are awesome! Because we sell them in small quantity packs, and because they are such a unique and versatile product, we have customers that include individuals who want to use them for photo gifts, small businesses, such as real estate agents, large businesses including dental and medical offices, financial institutions such as banks and insurance agencies, government organizations including public services, and so much more.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MAGNET POUCHES:
① For one, they are DIY capable! This means you can make one individual magnet for an individual design, if necessary. So you don’t have to hassle with promotional website minimum order requirements, or the high prices associated with the sites that offer no minimums. You can just print as many of each design as you need, and make your own magnets without limitations or restrictions.
② They are inexpensive…as low as just $0.59 each, which means you can create a promotional item for clients that they will likely keep for years to come (they are certainly more likely to keep them over a paper mailers). You may be able to find cheaper magnets per piece from a print service, however, then that potential minimum order requirement that I mentioned above may come into play, so you might be required to buy 500+ magnets in a single design to get the low price.
③ There are a variety of options to choose from. We sell sizes from as small as 2” x 3 ½” (for business cards), up to as large as 12” x 18”. This assortment of sizes means you can find exactly what you need for your specific application, without having to use different sources; you can buy them all in one place. In addition to those sizes, most options also come in your choice of either a gloss laminate or a matte laminate; so you can either make your print pop with the gloss, or make it soft and professional with the matte.
④ They are easy (and fast) to use! Creating something custom in-house always sounds complicated on the surface…like it will take special skills or a lot of time…it can be scary to take on. But that is not the case with these magnetic pouches! Literally you just have to print your paper, put it in the Magnet Pouch, and then put that into your laminator. Making magnets is so simple! They can be made as fast as you can design, and as fast as your laminator can handle. I was using the SprinterLam when I was testing samples, so made them in just a couple minutes each.
⑤ They are fun!Simple as that! When I was playing with the pouches before writing this review, I used them on photos, our company business cards, and even made my own photo collage for the larger magnets. I am not sure how to express the excitement of making your own fun projects with magnetic pouches…but any crafter will understand the rush and happiness!
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
One thing to think about before you buy is the pouch laminating machine that you currently have, or that you plan to purchase. You should only use a high-quality laminator that is capable of handling photos, which means it will have a minimum of six rollers, and have adjustable heat and speed settings. These laminators can be a bit of a pricey investment upfront (usually no less than $300), however, will ensure quality pouches for years to come. A cheaper laminator might work as well, however, the quality of the finish cannot be guaranteed, and the laminator may require several passes to get the proper seal. Potentially, the laminator may also be damaged by the thickness of the magnets (15 mil with the magnet and pouch included, plus more if using a carrier), so it is important that you use a machine that can handle this capacity. Without the adjustable settings for heat and speed, your machine might not be able to handle the MagnetPouches, or they might just need multiple pass-throughs. It is hard to say which laminators will work and which won’t, since there are so many hundreds (thousands?) of laminators on the market, it is just impossible to test them all. But a good rule of thumb is to be sure it has those adjustable settings, has at least six rollers, and can handle the magnet pouch thickness.
You also want to be sure to use thinner paper stock for your prints. This is not a negative in any way, because the magnet and pouch itself are nice and thick, so a basic 20 lb. paper stock between them will not look cheap. We have used up to a 14pt paper in them, but I personally didn’t see the purpose of using anything other than basic paper. So just be sure you have the paper you want on-hand.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Aside from the couple of considerations to think about before you buy, the MagnetPouch magnetic laminating pouches are simply amazing. I loved being “forced” to test them for work (teehee). They are inexpensive, easy to use, can be DIY’d quickly, and make great looking finished magnets.
Magnetic laminating pouches feature a very slight border, most notably on the pre-sealed edge, measuring approximately 1/16". Though most customers choose not to, depending on your application, you may choose to trim the outer edges after laminating.
The magnet itself is about 12 mils thick, and the laminate sheet attachment is another 3 mil thick. In total, MagnetPouches are 15 Mil thick + your inserted document.