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Monday, May 14, 2012

Laminating Madness

So here is the other review I promised you of my other new "toy."

I have been looking and looking at a laminator for home use but have you seen some of the prices on these?? I went to Office Max and the cheapest one I found was $180! I was not paying that price. I will just go and visit my pal at the local print shop as I normally do and see what he is up to rather than pay that price.

Fast Forward --- May is known as Mama Month in my house. First is teacher appreciation week, then Mother's Day, then my birthday. So for 3 weeks... its all about me!

So hubby knows all of my requests are always practical so when he saw this laminator at Wal-Mart for $20 he figured he would buy it and see how it works for me. Worst case scenario.... we wasted $20.

I love this little guy! It is so simple to use. Turn it on and the button turns blue. Wait for it to turn red an then your ready to go!

You have to put the items into these pouches. When you do prior to going through the machine they look very foggy. I was kinda concerned when I saw it as I did not want the item to be foggy!! For 50 pouches it was $11! This is the cheapest I have ever found!

This isn't the best picture but the items come out crystal clear and glossy! I can do anything that is regular paper size or smaller. Here are just a few things that I tested it out on. 

You can also find this at amazon for about the same price. It is  cheaper than my printer who laminates thing for me so this pays for itself plus the convenience of being able to laminate things last minute at midnight before class the next day is priceless!

It is also very easy to use. My 7 year old wanted to help so he put the items into the machine while I cut the little pieces a part. The page comes out warm and the machine is warm to the touch but not hot by any means. Which is a big plus for me.

So there ya have it! Time to use that credit card again! LOL!

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At May 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM , Blogger Samantha said...

Hey there! Love my Scotch laminator! I even put 2 pieces of cardstock back to back last night and they stayed together! But what I really wanted to tell you was I buy my pouches at BJ's (Wal-Mart's wholesale club) for 50 for $6.99!!! Well worth it!

Ms.Smarty Pants

At May 14, 2012 at 1:04 PM , Blogger ThinkWonder Teach said...

BJs is called Sam's Club here! I did not know they carried this. Thanks for the tip!! I will have to pick some more up.

At May 14, 2012 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I've been contemplating buying a personal laminator as well...for $20 how can I say no?! It's nice to know that there is an affordable one out there that works!!


At May 14, 2012 at 1:28 PM , Blogger Living a Wonderful Life said...

I ♥ my laminator! I don't have the Scotch brand, but like you said, the convenience of doing it from home is priceless! I love the font you have on your it one of the standard ones you can choose on blogger or is it specific to your blog design?

Living A Wonderful Life

At May 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM , Blogger ThinkWonder Teach said...

Hi Bonnie -

The font is Google Web based and specific to my design. What brand of laminator do you? how expensive was it?

At May 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM , Blogger Mrs. L. Jordan said...

I have this lamenator too and I love it! Thanks for visiting my blog :) I am following you too!

At May 14, 2012 at 2:22 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

I just bought the Purple Cow one from Costco. I'm hoping it lasts. But, it was only $20, worth it even if it doesn't :)

Fun in Room 4B

At May 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM , Blogger Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

I have a cheapy laminator from harbor freight - it's lasted years!! LOVE IT!!

At May 14, 2012 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Jessica Stanford said...

What a great buy!!!

Jessica Stanford

PS I'm having my first linky party and would be honored if you'd join!

At May 14, 2012 at 4:55 PM , Blogger Lori Rosenberg said...

I, too, love this laminator! Another good one is the one you can get free from Scholastic Book Clubs if you have enough points. Can't beat free!

Lori (
Teaching With Love and Laughter

At May 14, 2012 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Sam said...

I am on my 2nd laminator! I don't know how a teacher can live without a personal laminator!! As soon as my first one broke, I had to head to Walmart and buy another one. I am using mine all the time. I usually can find the laminates on sale on Ebay for crazy cheap too!!

At May 14, 2012 at 5:59 PM , Blogger Kelley Dolling said...

I am so on my way to Wal Mart. This is awesome and I heart the price!!! Thanks for visiting today and congrats on the nomination (so exciting)!!

Kelley "Following You Too" Dolling
Teacher Idea Factory

At May 14, 2012 at 6:27 PM , Blogger Miss Rebecca said...

I love finding great reviews-added to my wish list! The BJs pouches make it very reasonably priced!

At May 14, 2012 at 6:34 PM , Blogger loularkin said...

Thanks. I have been wanting to buy one. Good to know that the cheapie one works well. WalMart here I come!

At May 14, 2012 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Amy said...

I have this laminator too! Love it! I buy 200 pouches at Sam's Club for about $20 {I think} so they last forever.

Mrs. Lattin’s Kindergarten

At May 15, 2012 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Mrs. Wathen said...

I have this laminator and get refill packs at BJ's for a good price:)

At May 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

My husband bought me a laminator too..and I paid tribute to him in my Teacher of the Year speech! :)

At May 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM , Blogger ThinkWonder Teach said...

Ahhhh! How sweet!


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