Laminating paper at home, how to laminate
Sooner or later many people wonder how to laminate paper It is not difficult, you just need to prepare everything you need and take a few simple steps.
To laminate paper at home, you need to have :
What to do if you decide to laminate the paper?
It can be batch or roll. In roll laminators, a sheet of paper is rolled into a film that is fed from the rolls from above and below. When finished, cut sheets to the right size. can be matte, glossy, or with a textured surface. Everything from children’s drawings to documents can be laminated. If you want to laminate a document, first consider whether it is advisable. Not every official or notary will accept a laminated document. There is no direct prohibition on accepting such documents, but it is impossible to authenticate under the laminate, and the law requires working with originals. In addition, the laminated paper can not be stamped, make marks. Place the sheet to be laminated on top of the binding tape. Mark the side that is to be peeled off, leaving an allowance on all sides. Cut it out. Then make another one just like it. Now you have to separate the connection tape from the paper that covers it, put it with its adhesive surface upward and put the sheet of paper in the middle. The paper should lie flat. Separate the second piece of tape from the paper. Place it with its adhesive side down on the object to be laminated
Be careful not to spoil it. Place the document in the laminating pouch, lower it into the laminator The latter retracts it and outputs a finished laminated sheet. The film is glued to the sheet of paper. now they form one unit
The document is firmly protected from negative external influences.
I buy lamination film at a stationery store (100 sheets in 300)
I adjust the iron to a temperature around the “silk” mark (I need to get used to my iron, because. к. If the temperature of the iron is too low, the film will not stick to the paper, but if it is too hot, it will bubble and warp. If the temperature is correct then you can’t tell the difference between the laminated sheet and the one made by a professional laminator.).
I insert the sheet into the laminating film
Iron straight through the lamination film with an iron from the fold, moving the iron from the center to the edges, driving air bubbles, first on one side.
Then I do the same on the opposite side.
It turns out very well. One laminated sheet costs 3 rubles, which for me is quite acceptable, given that the manuals last a long time and children take them in their hands without fear of getting them dirty or crumpled.
Master class on laminating at home using an iron
Master class on laminating at home with an iron
Good evening, everyone! I know that this master class is not a godsend for “desperate needlewomen”, but still I will share my experience for those who are not familiar with this technique.
Soon all the teachers will have their autumn festivities at preschool. Well, what a holiday without the attributes of autumn? In my case, it’s Maple Leafs. So that the kids will not wrinkle them, I planned to laminate them. You need a laminator for this, it’s not expensive, but why waste money when you can do without it. So I prepared for you
“Master class laminating at home”
The thickness of the film is measured in microns. 75 to 200 microns. I bought a film with a thickness of 2125 microns. The source material turns out quite dense).
Criteria for choosing a film
Plastic for laminating papers or images comes in several kinds. First of all, you should decide on the type of material, the film can be matte, glossy or reversible. In most cases, official bodies require the use of glossy film, as it does not distort the content of the document. In addition, it is important to choose whether the plastic is roll or batch.
Roll plastic allows to laminate paper of any format, picking up the size on the spot. In turn, it is easier to work with batch film, but it is specified in several formats and it will be difficult to choose the film for a non-standard object. Reversible film allows you to remove the lamination from the paper, and then conduct it again, this plastic is much more expensive and requires special equipment.
Plastic also differs in the specifics of application. When using the “hot technology” the adhesive layer of the film reacts chemically when heated above its boiling point. If the document is sensitive to temperature changes, or heating can destroy some important elements on the paper, it is better to choose “cold” technology. In this case, the film is fixed at a temperature below 75 degrees.
Laminating on the laminator
This is a device that glues two pieces of PVC film together. For home use, there are small machines that are quite convenient to use.
- Loading the film into the laminator. You will need two rolls.
- Turn the equipment on to warm up. The indicator light will show that the device is ready for use.
- We put the paper in the slot and push it a little so that the machine picks it up. Turn on the feed.
- When the sheet is completely through the machine, stop the work and cut off the unwanted part of the film.
Move on to laminating
How to laminate paper at home with an iron? To do this, it needs to be heated, but only on medium power. If you overheat it, the film will not stick, and will become wrinkled, uneven.
While the iron heats up, it’s worth putting your document, cards or other laminating option in, then folding the material tip to tip as evenly as possible. You should begin to iron the film with the iron at the place where it is connected by the manufacturer. There is no need to rush, you need to make slow pressing movements, pushing the air out from under the film. The film will not be frosted and will become transparent. It can´t stick to the iron because the glue base stays inside the film.
How many layers in Lamirel?
There are 2 layers in the Lamirel film. PET and EVA. The PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) layer is the basis of the film itself. This layer stiffens and protects the document from the environment.
The EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) layer is an adhesive layer, which melts under the influence of temperature and is bonded to the document.
The Lamirel film ratio is optimized for quality and reliability of the lamination process. no glue leaks out of the film.
Types of hair lamination
Laminating can be transparent or colored.
Transparent lamination, as mentioned above, involves applying the hair with a special bio-active composition, which “seals” the hair into a film and thus gives it a healthy look and shine.
Color lamination is also called ionic hair dyeing, because the technology of this procedure applies the laws of physics. Hair is charged with positive ions, and the pigment in the composition for lamination. the negative, due to which it is attracted to the hair and forms a very strong and durable color coating, long retains its original color and provides a healthy shine hair.
Laminating paper at home. 6 ways 2 alternatives!
Hello, dear friends! Today I will tell you how to laminate paper at home without a laminator. In order to prolong the life of paper didactic materials, it is advisable to use the following materials.
Film for laminating.
This method has recently become my favorite. To implement it, you need to buy a film for laminating. I buy the thinnest one. 60-80 microns., because it turns out that one sheet costs 5.30. I usually make four cards per sheet, which is the most convenient format for me. And if you make the cards double-sided, it doesn’t cost that much (price for one card).
I have a lot of downloadable cards here.
So let’s get down to business! We’ll need: laminating film, an iron, and a white piece of paper. This is what one sheet looks like:
Kambrook FabriGuard One Temperature Iron
It consists of two glued halves. Place the paper on the bottom segment and cover it with the second part. To increase the density of the cards, it is better to print them immediately, for example on drawing paper (make sure in advance that your printer allows for such paper density). You can either print on a normal sheet of paper and then glue it to the cardboard (this is the version I’m using today).
We put our printout into the film, and put a white piece of paper on top. Note, the glued edge should be on the left.
Set the iron to the desired temperature. For my iron it’s a value between one and two. Here comes the fun part! We begin ironing from left to right, pressing the iron (thus we push the unwanted air out). The temperature binds the film to the paper and then hardens it. Miracles! Do the same procedure on the other side. Well “go” along the edges. Well, that’s it! All that is left is to cut the cards, and, if necessary, to iron them out again. A budget version of the film can be found at Ozone.
That’s how I made the shaped elements, for example, for the Fairy Tale game “Three Bears”.
You can also laminate the paper with good old-fashioned Scotch tape!
I used to use it when I was a student. This version of card processing is available to everyone. But this requires some skill: first, you should stick only the edge of the adhesive tape, and then gradually apply the remaining part. It is not always neat: unsightly line for the trimmer is often left at the junction of strips, air bubbles can get under the tape, and he tends to stick to where it is not necessary all the time. This option is suitable only for small cards.
The third way is a thermal adhesive film for books.
Price ranges. from 50 to 100 for 5 meters of material. How to use it? The principle is almost the same as in the first method: we put the film on the paper, put a white sheet of paper on top. Ironing with an iron. The disadvantage of this method is that it is not always possible to find such a product in the store. Buy one at Ozone.
The fourth method is a sticky layer book cover. Here everything is simple. we cut a piece of film of the required size, peel off the base and put it on the paper. There are two types:
The fifth method is laminating with oilcloth. To tell you the truth, I failed: whether the temperature I could not pick up, or the film itself was not the same density. The video below shows an example of how to do it all the same.
The sixth method. a self-adhesive tape. This used to be very popular. Remember? It’s used to cover furniture and doors. It allows giving a second life to the objects. In our case we need a film for the glass. It usually comes with pictures, but if you look hard enough, you can also find transparent ones.
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That’s it for me! Now you know how to laminate paper at home! I hope you have found this helpful!
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A selection of wonderful children’s books (pictures are clickable):
If you have no time to laminate, you should use synthetic paper
Today so called “synthetic paper” is becoming popular. Since it is made of chemical fibers, it has properties that distinguish it from ordinary cellulose paper: it is waterproof, greaseproof, strong (unlike ordinary paper, it is very hard to tear) and durable. It retains all the useful properties of normal cellulose paper: you can write on it with a pen, draw, print on a printer, etc.д. If you don’t have the time or inclination to laminate, just use synthetic paper. True, it will cost you a pretty penny. synthetic paper is considerably more expensive than conventional paper.
What is lamination?
Lamination is the process of applying a protective plastic film on paper documents, flyers, photos, badges, certificates, etc. Lamination protects the document from dust, dirt, abrasion, and gives extra rigidity and resilience to bending, tearing or stretching
Besides protection, lamination enhances the brightness and contrast of a document.
How to choose the thickness of film for lamination?
Lamirel laminating films are available in 75, 100, 125 and 175 micron thick. 1 micron = 0.001mm.
The 75 μm film provides basic protection against dust, dirt, water and abrasion. The stiffness of the laminated document is minimal. Suitable for laminating documents and photos.
100 μm film provides enhanced protection against dust, dirt, water and abrasion. Document gets higher bending stiffness. Suitable for laminating photographs, diplomas, manuals, recipes, drawings and other school and nursery materials.
125 μm film provides average protection against dust, dirt, water and abrasion. Document has average bending rigidity and initial protection from mechanical damages. Suitable for laminating certificates, certificates, badges, passes, index cards, prescriptions, drawings and other materials for school and kindergarten and any documents that are in regular use.
175 μm film guarantees high protection from negative environmental factors. The document has a high elasticity and rigidity to bending, good protection against mechanical damage. This film is ideal for laminating information materials in intensive use, e.g. menus in cafes and restaurants. High rigidity is also ideal for laminating various signs, since the sheet is sufficiently rigid and does not require any special folding or delivery.
What is the lamination temperature for LAMIREL films??
Laminating temperature depends on film thickness. If you use Fellowes laminators, there is no need to regulate the temperature mode manually. On Fellowes laminators you can easily identify the temperature settings according to the film thickness 75/80,100,125 and 175 microns. The difference in temperature settings for 75 and 80 μm films is minimal. Lamirel 75 μm film can therefore be laminated on any laminator with a setting of 75 or 80. If you use a laminator with a manual temperature setting, you can use the following recommendations:
|Film thickness (μm)||Temperature ° C|
The values shown in the table are average values and may vary depending on the thickness of the paper and the characteristics of the laminator. For the most complete information on recommended temperatures and laminating speed, consult the owner’s manual of your laminator.
What does 75x105mm film size mean? This is the size of the film itself or the size of the document to be laminated?
If the size of the film to be laminated is given digitally, it is the size of the film itself. The document itself should be about 2 to 4 mm smaller on each side in order to ensure reliable gluing.
Film size is specified in A4? This is the size of the film itself or the size of the document to be laminated?
If there is a size of A4,A5,A6 on the film, it is not the size of the film itself, but the size of the document that is suitable for laminating into this film. This was chosen for the convenience of the end user. And the size of the film itself will always be a little bit larger by 2-4 mm than the size of the corresponding document format. For example, the size of the film itself for laminating an A4 document will be 216 by 303 mm.
How to laminate a small document if there is no film that fits the format?
If the size of the document is much smaller than the film itself, the excess film will inevitably crumple up during the lamination process and cause a jam in the laminator.
To avoid jamming the empty film. you can carefully fill the voids with strips of paper and laminate. After lamination carefully cut out the source document leaving 2-4 mm of the film on the edges which are necessary for reliable gluing.
Is it possible to cut the laminating film?
Do not cut the lamination film before the lamination process. If the film is cut and then laminated, then at the edges of the cut the melted glue will flow out of the film onto the laminator rollers. This can lead to subsequent film jams inside the laminator.
If necessary the film can be cut only after the lamination process of the document.
How many layers in Lamirel film?
There are 2 layers in Lamirel film. PET and EVA. The PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) layer is the basis of the film itself. This layer stiffens and protects the document from the environment.
EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) layer is an adhesive layer which melts when exposed to temperature and sticks to the document.
Lamirel films have an optimized layer ratio for quality and reliability of lamination. the adhesive does not leak out of the film.
What is the difference between the glossy and matte laminating films?
The glossy film is the most popular on the market. more than 97% of the batch lamination is done with the glossy film. It adds contrast and richness to the colors of the leaflet. Glossy film is especially recommended for laminating documents with color images. The laminated document will look brighter, richer and more colorful.