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.