Author Topic: Mustachian ways to laminate items  (Read 1228 times)

KidneyMD

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Mustachian ways to laminate items
« on: March 01, 2015, 03:22:38 PM »
When I work in the hospital I frequently carry around a small stack of laminated cards on a binder ring with hospital protocols/algorithms and other stuff I might need to look up as a quick reference. I call it my peripheral brain. I'm interested in creating my own specialty-specific cards and looking into my options for laminating. I want to make 4" x 6" sized cards that are sturdy (think of the laminated menus at restaurants as an example). Short of going to Staples or Office Depot, how can I do this on the cheap?

Ricky

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Re: Mustachian ways to laminate items
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 03:32:27 PM »
I'm not sure there is a more cost-effective way if you're not going to do enough to justify the purchase of a laminator? I went to Staples recently and had two letter sized documents laminated...about $4.

But you could always buy one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Thermal-Laminator-Roller-TL901/dp/B0010JEJPC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425249346&sr=8-1&keywords=laminator

Pretty cheap @ $30!
« Last Edit: March 01, 2015, 03:36:33 PM by Ricky »

KidneyMD

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Re: Mustachian ways to laminate items
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 03:40:15 PM »
Didn't realize some of the home laminators were that cheap! The ones I found on Amazon were like double that price. Thanks for the tip!

abhe8

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Re: Mustachian ways to laminate items
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 03:44:37 PM »
Do you have Mardel? I think laminating is like a dollar a foot. And its maybe 2 feet wide? I'm sure you could get plenty of cards in for a couple of bucks.

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Re: Mustachian ways to laminate items
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 05:14:54 PM »
Packing tape, both sides. Cut off the ragged edges.




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Re: Mustachian ways to laminate items
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 05:18:12 PM »
Buy a roll of clear contact paper.