My boy is rough with his flashcards but I want to let him play with them on his own, in addition to our time running through them together, so I have been using the harder 5mil for all his cards and it's great. After laminating, I punched a hole through the corners of the cards and put a large metal ring through, keeping sets together.
I purchased these laminating pouches along with other laminating pouch sizes and a thermal laminator for my wife's retail business so they can laminate both large and small items, tags and signage for their merchandising displays. I'd recommend that you write the thickness (3 mil, 4 mil or 5 mil) on the box so that it is quick and easy to identify the correct heat setting for your thermal laminator. Overall, these laminating pouches provide a great way to laminate medium sized items such as photos or cards.
Style Name: 4x6Size: 20-Pouches Verified Purchase I purchased both the laminating machine and pouches of various sizes for my mother this Christmas. She is a laminating junkie and laminates just about everything she can including pictures, proof of insurance certificates, newspaper clippings, recipe cards and even recipes pulled from magazines. Its important to note that my mother is about as anti tech as one can possibly get. It took me a couple years just to get her operating a Mac laptop efficiently. When it comes to technology, she finds even the simplest of things difficult, lol. Anyways, she figured out how to operate the laminating machine in just a few minutes. That's how simple it is to use this system.
The pouches are fantastic as they make aligning of the item super easy. You just pop the item into the pouch and send it through the laminating machine and your all set. The quality is absolutely perfect. No air bubbles and no creases, just a perfectly laminated item. Considering how cheap the laminating machine is, something like this is a no-brainer for people like my mother. The pouches run anywhere from 20 to 33 cents each depending on size.
Bottom line - This system is extremely affordable and about as easy as something can be to operate. The lamination of important documents is just a smart idea and with a system as easy and affordable as this.....well there is really no reason not to. Highly recommended.
This would be my second choice.This product is very nice and works well but is a little stiff but it will work for your photos to protect them from being destroyed. I have some pictures that are 80 or 90 years old and I wanted to protect them from fadeing and some of my not so old photos especially the polaroid old black and white ones have faded and the color photo ones have turned yellow or light purple.