Whether you are new to lamination or have been using laminating film for years, you can always find new uses for your laminating rolls. Although the process of laminating documents was invented as early as the 1900s, laminating film continues to be a popular supply used by teachers and artists alike.
In fact, new and unique applications of lamination continue to be developed. If you are looking for a creative way to use your leftover laminating film, consider the following projects.
1. Use extra large clear pouches to hold sensitive items.
If you are looking for a secure way to protect your family’s birth certificates, passports, and other valuables, consider holding them in laminating pouches. Using clear film makes them easy to identify, while the plastic keeps them from fading and becoming damaged.
2. Upgrade your report covers and portfolios.
If you want your work to stand out, there is no better way to display your level of professionalism than by using clear covers to protect it. With a variety of transparencies to choose from, you can change up the thickness or finish for a more polished presentation.
3. Turn any book into a coloring book with laminating film.
If you have kids, cover the pages of their favorite picture books with laminate to make a fun and new way for them to enjoy storytime. Kids can draw and write on laminated pages without causing damage to the books, leaving non-laminated books free from scribbles.
4. Use laminate film for t-shirt printing.
Make transfer printing easy with the use of laminator film. There are many advantages to transfer printing over screen printing, including cost-effectiveness, ease of use, and high graphic quality. Many tutorials exist that anyone can follow, whether they are a professional working in a print shop or an amateur crafter making unique t-shirts at home.
5. Reinforce paper decorations with clear transparency film.
If you want to make your paper holiday decorations last for many years to come, cover them with laminate film to make them stronger and resilient against wear and tear. Paper products tear easily and are ideal candidates for the protection of laminate.
With a little ingenuity, laminator film can be used for a wide variety of projects around the house, office, and shop. Ensure extra laminate does not go to waste by using leftover product in both practical and creative ways.