Welcome back, everyone! It has been a crazy few months for the entire country while we have all dealt with a myriad of issues, not the least of which has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Fighting the invisible virus has caused major disruptions to everyone’s lives, both personally and professionally. While we all try to move closer to a new “normal,” we have to keep in mind all of the things we can do to mitigate the continued spread of COVID-19. You have all heard about wearing masks and social distancing, but have you considered your ability to disinfect frequently handled items in the office or school? This is where laminating enters into the discussion.
You can disinfect and clean any document, any poster on the wall, any piece of paper at all by laminating it. Paper that is laminated (encapsulated) between two sheets of clear plastic can be used and re-used over and over again because the cleaning products will never touch the actual paper. Forget the curls, the waves, the tears, the rips. You can make your office, school, or work area safer for everyone without worrying about having to constantly re-print items. Another benefit of laminating is that documents that are frequently handled will last longer and look nicer. Think about areas where people walk by and accidentally brush by things hung on the walls. Think about signs hung on your door which is constantly being opened and closed during the cold winter months. All of your problems are solved with laminating.
Laminating paper can be accomplished in a few different ways. There is pouch laminating (a piece of paper is slid into a pre-formed pouch that is already sealed on one end – ideal for copy paper and 11″x17″ signs) and roll laminating (documents are fed into a machine that has a top and bottom roll which seal it on both sides – ideal for larger posters and oddly shaped items). You can also step up your game by getting an automatic laminator which feeds documents and trims them to size without you having to stand near the machine. This is a huge time saver.
Check out our laminating products and give us a call if you would like some ideas on how to best accomplish your laminating goals!