The challenge of frequently referring to a document such as a letter is that the document is more likely to wear out over time. By using letter sized laminated pouches, you will be able to handle the letter more frequently and will also be able to see the contents of the letter thanks to the clear lamination. The pouches also look great because they have a glossy finish.
Laminate the Right Materials
Laminating pouches can be used with a variety of materials. While the most common material that is laminated is a piece of paper, they can also be used with foam mounting boards or plastic sheets.
When a document is laminated, it is much more resistant to moisture. If it is raining outside, your letter might still be safe. Also, if you spill coffee on the letter, you can simply wash the stain off and the document will still be readable. However, they will need to be cleaned carefully to avoid damaging the document.
Insert the Materials Into the Pouch
Laminating the letters simply requires that they be placed inside the pouch. Then, the letter size pouch is placed inside a laminator. Before purchasing the pouches, make sure that they are compatible with the laminator brand that you are using.
Hot laminators seal pouches by binding two layers of the laminated material together with heat. The pouches have two layers made out of polyester. The pouch comes with an adhesive that melts when exposed to the heat, allowing the pouch layers to fuse together. The adhesive spreads throughout the entire document to cover it before hardening.
Operate the Laminator
When using the laminator, give it a few minutes to fully heat up. Usually, an indicator light will let you know when the laminator is ready. If you insert the pouch too soon, the adhesives will not melt sufficiently and will not bind properly. Also, you will need to press the button corresponding with a heat setting that is ideal for the thickness of the pouch.
Also, when you insert the pouch, make sure you insert the open portion of the pouch first. This will make sure that the open end is sealed first. The pouch will pass through the machine and will laminate the letter. Finally, place the letter on a flat surface to allow it to cool.
Fortunately, there are also cold pouches in case the letter is heat-sensitive. Rather than use heat, the adhesives are activated by applying pressure. Before purchasing the pouches, learn about the nature of the letter so that you can get the right ones.