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Laminating Pouches: How Do They Work?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Laminating pouches are used with pouch laminating machines, and make for an easy and effective laminating method.

Popular in offices and for small business use, pouch laminators are relatively inexpensive, and once you have the machine you simply purchase laminating pouches as required.

Laminating Pouches

How laminating pouches work is that they are lined with an adhesive that is solid at room temperature, but which melts and seals to the document when heated in a laminating machine.

Self-adhesive pouches are also available for heat sensitive documents or items.

At Office Allsorts we stock A4, A3 and A2 laminators, and their appropriate pouches, so think carefully about the size of the documents that you are likely to need laminating before investing.

We also have a limited range of laminators that can be used for multiple sizes, as well as roll laminators which use a roll of laminate for versatility.

While roll laminators, such as the GBC Ultima 65 Roll Laminator are expensive, they are worth the investment if you’re likely to have heavy usage needs.

A2 laminators are great for posters and signage, A3 laminators are also good for notices and signage, whereas A4 laminators are good for information leaflets, menus etc.

When purchasing a machine, think about usage and the quality of finish that you need to achieve. For example, you may be happy to use a lower specification laminator on ‘in house’ documents, but need a higher quality finish on laminated items that will be used or seen by clients and customers.

Whichever size and specification of laminator and laminating pouches are suitable for your needs, Office Allsorts is sure to have them in stock at a great price. You can also get all of your office supplies on free next day delivery (over £40) so you can be laminating those important documents as early as tomorrow!

Author:  Carl Barton


Tuesday, December 29th, 2009


What is ‘laminating’? Dictionary definitions suggest that lamination is a process of placing something between layers of plastic and glueing them with heat and/or pressure, usually with an adhesive. Sounds straightforward enough but there are principally three types of lamination in the office environment, these being: Continue reading “Laminators” »