Lamination pouches are an exceptional way to preserve memories, protect photos, and even protect things like name tags and badges. The key is to find the right pouch for the job that you are trying to get done. There are a range of different pouches that you can choose from that can help you preserve your items and make them a bit sturdier overall.
What Are You Laminating?
The first element to consider is what is being laminated. Are you laminating a picture, a name tag, a work ID, or a momento? 10 mil film, for example, is very hard and rigid and is best for things like menus, ID tags, and more that are going to withstand heavy daily use. A thinner pouch may be all you need for a photo or a craft that is going to be placed in an album or that is not going to be touched and moved a great deal.
How Much Is the Item Being Used?
Another factor to keep in mind is how much the item is going to be handled and used. Is this something that is going to be placed on a shelf and never touched again, is it something that is going to be used every day, or is it going to pass through several hands? These are all factors that speak to the durability of the lamination pouch and how thick you need it to be to keep the item inside safe and secure.
Does it Need to Fold?
Still another thing to consider is if the item is going to need to fold after it has been laminated. With more rigid pouches you are not going to be able to bend or fold so that it will lay flat. You want a pouch thickness that is going to be bendable. Creasing the material after laminating can help make folding easier.
Lamination pouches come in a huge range of sizes and thicknesses, and they are a great option for protecting things that you want to keep safe. Finding the right pouch can make a huge difference in how well the item inside is protected and in how long the item is going to last. To find out more, contact us today for all your lamination pouch needs!