We are asked many questions each week concerning lamination:
Question: (customer walking into the store) What’s burning?
Answer: It’s the laminating machine.
Question: How much is your lamination?
Answer: $1.39 per linear ft. except on “Lamination Bonanza Day".
Question: What and when is Lamination Bonanza Day?
Answer: ”Lamination Bonanza Day is every Tuesday and the price is $1.09 per linear ft.
Question: What is the thickness of your lamination?
Question: How wide is your laminator?
Answer: 24 in.
Question: Why did you run that blank sheet of paper through the laminator before mine?
Answer: We need to send a blank sheet through to make sure there is no glue residue. We start the counter after that test piece has cleared the machine. You do not pay for the test paper.
Things we will not Laminate!
- Thermal papers or any paper activated by heat, such as some event tickets.
- Paper that contains staples, sand, glitter, or metallic clasps /paper clips - they tend to damage the laminator.
- Paper containing heavy layer of crayon - the crayon may smear from the intense heat.
- Large, glossy wall posters - past experience tells us lamination tends to bubble and not stick.
- Valuable items such as stamps, baseball cards (autographed) or other collectibles – lamination can destroy their value.
- Nothing smaller than 3 inches
Tips in preparing your lamination
- Make sure the glue is dry.
- If there are varying thicknesses applied to the paper make sure they are placed at least ½ inch in from the edge of the paper.
- Long banners should be cut in pieces if they are longer than 4 ft. and wider than 15”.
- Small pieces need to be at least 1 ½” to 2 inches in size. It is very dangerous for the associate to place very small pieces into the laminator. Burns can occur.