Laminating for Scrapbooking

Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Scrapbook Ideas

Scrapbooking is all about trying to keep memories as long as possible, so it’s important to protect the items in your scrapbook however possible. Things like newspaper, though important for your scrapbook, can get damaged with time – so one solution is to use a laminator to protect both the item, and those surrounding it, from damage.

You don’t need to rush out and pay a shop to do the laminating for you. There are many affordable laminating machines and pouches for use at home, giving you complete flexibility over your projects. You can even laminate complete scrapbook pages if you need to – the process is the same, you’ll just need a bigger laminating pouch and a way to attach the page into your scrapbook.

Some of the most popular laminators include:
•    The Scotch Thermal Laminator
•    The Fellowes Saturn SL 125
•    And Royal Machines PL2112

How to Laminate Items for Your Scrapbook

First, you’ll need to turn on the laminator to give it time to warm up.

Next, take the items you’re going to laminate and slide it into a laminating pouch. You might need to cut this pouch down to get it to the right size you need.

Now it’s time to put the pouch into the machine – but make sure it’s fully warmed up first. Be very careful to place the pouch in the center of the machine to avoid any risk to your documents. If you’ve never laminated before, now might be a good time to practice with something that’s not important, until you get the hang of it. Don’t push it – let the laminator do the work for you.

You’ll then need to wait for the laminate to cool before touching it. Only trim the laminate, or use it in your scrapbook, once it’s fully cooled.  You may need a stronger adhesive to stick laminates in your scrapbook.

Laminating your own documents and items isn’t as difficult as it may seem, it just takes a little practice. Just be careful to follow the particular instructions of your laminating model carefully.

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2 Responses to “Laminating for Scrapbooking”

  1. jackie evancho Says:

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  2. Anonymous Says:

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    Sincerest regards
    Al

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