How to Cut your School Laminating Costs in Half

December 4, 2018

If you're looking for a simple way to cut your lamination costs in half, check out this 1 simple trick! I am not just saying that...this really is a neat trick that can take your lamination pouch and double it's output and coverage, effectively cutting your cost per laminated sheet in half. This is only good for people who just need to one-side laminate, and is perfect for teachers and schools.

This video by Erica Arndt perfectly explains how to execute this laminating hack to turn a 2-side lamination pouch into a 1-side laminate sheet. Below the video I explain this process in more detail.

Great video, right! This is such a helpful tool for teachers, especially, who buy lamination supplies out of their own pocket. They can now double how many laminated pages they get from the same box of pouches they used to buy. Because the truth of so many student-lamination projects is that double-sided laminate is just not necessary a lot of the time. So let's delve into how to turn a laminating pouch into a 1-side laminated sheet a bit more...

So let's go over everything you will need to accomplish this...

Now the simple instructions to do this...

    1. Place your 2 print outs back-to-back and put them into a laminating pouch. They should be as straight as possible, with the borders lined up.
    2. Laminate your pouch like you normally would, placing it sealed-end-first into the laminator.
    3. Give the pouch a moment to cool flat on a table, then use your scissors to trim each edge. You want to cut the actual page itself, not outside. You will notice this separates the two pages.

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