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Works very well, as most brands, there are still issues with getting the corners to completely seal. Overall good product, probably the best for the money. Heavy weight material.
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We homeschool and have been for a few years now. When it comes to laminating things for my youngest daughter this is usually the brand I buy. It holds up well and the 3M is a perfect thickness for most things. It's easy to use the pouches and you don't need a Scotch laminator to use them. They should work in most thermal laminators. Over all it suites our needs and I recommend them.
I purchased Scotch Thermal Pouches 8.9 x 11.4 Inches, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) to use with my Provocraft book binding/laminating machine. I made a book for my niece with the pouches and it came out pretty well (if I do say so myself!) The laminated pages were much more rigid than I was anticipating (guess i"m used to the cheaper lamination the schooloffers) so I was a little worried my niece might cut herself on the edges - thankfully she hasn't.
The only real complaint I have so far is that a few of the pages I have encountered had little holes or something in the plastic and while they laminated ok (I used them for practice) they didn't look that great. So you really have to pay attention and look the pouch over before you ruin any items!.
FYI, I noticed it is very easy to cut the seal when trimming around the laminated items. I used a cutter to trim my pages but didn't notice the seal wasn't always a "perfect" line around the object so I ended up cutting the seal. Luckily I was able to put the page back through the machine and seal it again. With more practice, I'm sure it will get easier.
Note the instructions: "Choose your pouch setting, either 3 mil or 5 mil depending on the thickness of the pouch you are working with". The product description above doesn't say, and there is nothing on the box either. I used the 3mm setting on my thermal machine and it seemed to work.
I have to pass the laminated projects through the machine twice to get a nice clean seal. I am not sure if it is the machine I am using or the sheets. The sheets also take on ripple marks from the carriers I use. I purchased brand new carriers when I bought these in hopes there would be no marks, but they appear with the first pass through the machine. This could be my machine. The heated sheets just take on whatever shape they are put in before cooling.