This is the laminator I own that I LOVE!
I bought mine from here (Amazon affiliate link):
This does occasionally goes on sale on Amazon!
I buy these no-name brands and they are great (Amazon affiliate link):
I use lots of card stock that I buy from Wal-Mart or Amazon (Amazon affiliate link):
As far as reimbursement goes, I don’t ever turn in receipts for things I buy that I will be keeping. If I purchase treats for the kiddos (which I really only do occasionally) or something I will be giving them that’s more expensive (coloring books with a digital playlist HERE, for instance), then I get reimbursed for it.
I like to keep the things I make. I use my singing time visuals for family home evening and family parties to name a few! If I get reimbursed for it all, I feel like it should stay with the primary.
I also feel that each primary music leader has their own style so things I create may be of no use to the next person in the calling.
So I ask you, what items have you found really useful for this calling? Leave a comment with any suggestions!!
These posts are part of my Singing Time Organization Series. You can find all my posts in this series HERE.
10 thoughts on “SINGING TIME ORGANIZATION SERIES Part 5 – Laminators”
I didn't click the link to find out how much the laminator you want lists for, but I will tell you to always check Amazon's deal of the day (or week or whatever it is) because I bought a swingline laminator for $15 shipped! (because I do have Amazon prime) I also got 100 pouches for about $12 at the same time. Good luck and thanks so much for sharing
Do you know the one you want is less than $30 and free shipping right now today? I just checked your link.
Thanks so much for always sharing your info. You really help me stay on top of my calling and stay organized.
Just wondering if you have looked into the Silhouette Cameo instead of the Cricut Explore. I would highly recommend it instead of the Cricut.
Thanks for the tip! I really haven't looked into either so I appreciate this!
Camille, I have the laminator by scotch and I LOVE it!. I buy my laminating sheets at Sam's Club. They are really cheap, but good quality. Thanks for always having such awesome ideas!!
I have now owned two laminators including the scotch brand. My favorite one is actually a little cheaper (Around $22.00) It's called AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator. I like it better because the laminating pages enter flat instead of at an angle. This keeps little pieces form slidding around and getting ruined while in the machine.
I have the same laminator as you and hate that nothing will stick to it. It's because it's not heat-based. I've found that sticking a tiny piece of duct-tape on the back of the laminated piece and then adding my adhesive, hot glue or Velcro dots orange tic tape works like a charm. Hope that helps! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas. I just called to this calling and am feeling kind of lost with the program coming up. Your blog is a perfect find!
Thank you so much for the list. I just wanna know if what's the best laminator for you?
Honestly, I wish I had the 2nd one I have posted – the Scotch Thermal Laminator :).
Walmart carries the Scotch laminator for less than $20 and a box of 50 inserts is $10. I love mine!