There are certain things I want to last for a really long time. I have recipes that I could put in a sheet protector, but this makes a more worthwhile choice.
Sheet protectors only protect them so much. But lets say something falls over the top? It could go inside the open end. With a laminated page, there is no more worrying about that. Its enclosed and protected for as long as you need it to be.
The machine itself is much lighter than I thought it would be, judging from the outside of the box.
There is more than one size to choose from when laminating. Just line up your choice and adjust the edges. The laminator will continue from there. It takes several minutes to heat up, but it's quick to laminate. I felt like a kid in the candy shop. What do I laminate first?!
I chose a couple of my favorite recipes that I use repeatedly.
I also decided to laminate a single page instruction for a Lego build my kids enjoy using often.
The last one they had fallen apart far too quickly.
My husband has a particular list he uses quite frequently. It was getting tattered around he edges. So he decided to make a double sided copy and laminate the copy. No more worries about how long his list will last now.
I like how easy it was to understand and follow the directions. It didn't take long to set up. There weren't any strong fumes. It doesn't get so hot as to ruin my table. The laminate was smooth and cooled within seconds. I was able to trim it slightly and punch holes without ruining the page.
Overall, greatly enjoyed using this. It has a lot of potential for future projects. Also, don't forget that Shoplet.com has many other things to offer. They carry Office Supplies (that's a given) but now carry other products such as; Promotional Products for building your business, Medical supplies, and Office Stationary. Check them out, and let me know what you think!