Recently our friends over at Swingline released a new line of Fusion laminators. As we get our hands on them, we hope to have reviews available soon! But for now, here is 101 things to laminate (with your Swingline Fusion laminator, of course!).
Business. What do you laminate in your office? Laminating can be a great way to ensure your materials last a long time and stay durable through daily use. Here are a few suggestions:
|Advertisements||Advertising booklets||Awards||Banners for advertising||Blueprints|
|Brochures||Business cards||Catalog covers||Certifications||Counter and window signs|
|Displaying maps||Door and window signs||Flip charts||ID cards||Inside window signs|
|List of vendors||Map mounting||Marketing pieces||Phone lists||Point-of-purchase displays|
|Policies and procedures||Posters and art mounting to foam core||Posters for promotions||Pre-printed labels and signs||Presentation cover sheets|
|Price lists||Quarterly reviews||Sell sheets||Signs above machines||Special event posters|
Education. Schools everywhere use laminators regularly. So much so that many devices are sold as “school laminators”. Here are a few uses for these and other laminators commonly found in schools:
|Banners||Bookmarks||Book protectors||Bulletin boards and classroom aids||Class schedules|
|Emergency contact lists||End of the year projects||Flash cards||Game boards||Handouts|
|Maps||Multiplication tables||Partial notes||Periodic table of elements||Photos|
|Reading lists||School art and science projects||Special event posters and signs||Syllabus||Wall calendars for a single month|
Restaurants. Perhaps the most obvious laminated restaurant items would be a menu. But other options include table tents, specials, etc. Here are some of Swingline’s ideas:
|Beer and wine labels||Featured specials||Food labels from jars or cans|
|In-door signs||Instruction Sheets||List of special entrees|
|Mixed drinks instructions||Pictures of featured drinks or entrees||Rules of the restaurant|
|Special event posters and signs||Table number cards||Training information|
Legal. Official documents are often laminated and posted for all to see, such as the posters outlining labor laws that are usually seen in breakrooms. But there are other legal uses for laminators as well, such as:
|•Legal documents||•Political badges and posters||•OSHA documents||•FLSA minimum wage posters|
Manufacturing. Just like other industries, manufacturing has its fair share of laminator usage as well. Manufacturing plants use a variety of signs for warning, instructions, maps, and more.
|Equipment and lockout tags||Equipment instruction labels||Fire and evacuation route posters and signs||Industrial machine labels|
|Machinery operating instructions||Storage shelf and cabinet identification||Warning and caution labels|
Craft/Personal Use. Swingline laminators come in all sizes, including small ones for personal use. Applications for a laminator in your home are endless and can include fun crafts, protection of keepsake items, chore charts, convenient lists, recipes, home office uses, and many more. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
|Art prints||Artwork for placemats||Certificates of achievement||Craft projects|
|Degrees||Delivery menus from your favorite restaurants||Diplomas||Drawings|
|Driving maps||Greeting cards||Household reminders||Instructions for babysitters|
|Insurance policies||Lists of household rules||Luggage tags||Marriage and birth certificates|
|Name tags||Neighborhood phone lists||Newspaper and magazine articles||Photos|
|Photos and diagrams of your garden||Recipe cards||Report cards||Sketches|
|Sports schedules||TV channel listings||Watercolor paintings|
These lists outline only a small portion of the things laminators are used for everyday. Ready to get one for yourself? Head on over to MyBinding.com and we can help you find the right laminator for you.
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