Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Laminator

I've had 6 or 7 people ask me about my laminator over the past few weeks so I thought I would share my thoughts on the one I purchased. (And THANK YOU friends for making me feel more normal to have actually purchased a laminator :))

I bought the Scotch TL901 Thermal Laminator from Amazon for $35.94. I saw this exact same one at Bj's a few weeks ago for $21.99!! This is my first experience with a laminator but I have been very impressed with it. It is very easy to use and has not jammed once. The unit is one piece plus a tray so it can be easily store back into its original box and put away. For the price, I haven't found any negatives. To use the laminator it does require that you purchase the thermal laminating sheets (I use the 9x11.4) which are $6.99/50 at BJ's but can run around $12 on Amazon, so there is an additional cost.

I guess my only caution :) would be from the words of Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations:

If a girl buys a laminator...

If a girl buys a laminator, chances are she'll feel the need to also buy a pack of 50 laminating pouches to go along with it.

And if she buys 50 pouches, chances are she'll feel the need to print off everything possible in order to fill those pouches.

And if she prints off everything possible, chances are that her printer will begin to despise her and decide that it's time to run out of ink.

And if she runs out of ink, chances are that she'll head over to Amazon and start looking around for the refill cartridges for her printer.

And if she gets on Amazon and starts searching, chances are that she'll end up with way more in her cart than she planned for {all for the sake of free shipping} including an additional set of laminating pouches.

And if she has additional laminating pouches to fill....

1 comment:

Kim said...

Too funny. And yes, Chris did get me the same laminator from BJ's for Valentine's Day. Isn't he sooo romantic?!?!
(In his defense, it's what I asked for it and he also got me roses and a card. I was very happy!)