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Title: Mustachian ways to laminate items
Post by: KidneyMD 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?
Title: Re: Mustachian ways to laminate items
Post by: Ricky 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!
Title: Re: Mustachian ways to laminate items
Post by: KidneyMD 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!
Title: Re: Mustachian ways to laminate items
Post by: abhe8 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.
Title: Re: Mustachian ways to laminate items
Post by: Rural on March 01, 2015, 05:14:54 PM
Packing tape, both sides. Cut off the ragged edges.



Title: Re: Mustachian ways to laminate items
Post by: forkneedlepen on March 01, 2015, 05:18:12 PM
Buy a roll of clear contact paper.