A lamination pouch is a sealed air-tight plastic pouch with the capability to protect a number of work and home-related supplies, namely documents and other items which are typically written on. A heat-activation process binds the print material to the inside of the lamination pouch, which contributes to the tight seal created during the lamination process.
For example, a lamination pouch can be used for safety signs, labels, ID cards and luggage tags. Laminating pouches are different from traditional lamination in that the air-tight seal protects the contents of the pouch by preventing moisture and other foreign materials from entering the lamination cover. For this reason many industries, such as construction sites and plants, turn to lamination pouches in order to protect signs that are vital for employee safety.
A lamination pouch contains two major parts: the plastic laminating pouch itself and a heat-activated film. A laminator is also required in order to create lamination pouches, and as the pouch is fed through the laminator, the laminator’s substrate surface deposits a heat-activated glue that melts and bonds the print material to the inside of the lamination pouch.
Our lamination pouches are compatible with the most commonly used paper sizes in the United States and several countries worldwide.
Letter size refers to the most commonly used paper size in the United States and is also known as ANSI A and measures 8.5 inches in width by 11 inches in length. ANSI A represents the first letter size in a series of sizes officially adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), responsible for the creation of official, yet voluntary, standards for a number of industries and services such as processes and personnel in the United States.
A4 paper size dimensions measure at 8.27 inches in width by 11.69 inches in length, or 210 millimeters by 297 millimeters, and is the most frequently used letter size in the A series, which includes A1, A2 and A3. The scaling system is such that each letter size has an aspect ratio of the square root of its larger counterpart, which means that A4-sized paper can be folded in half to yield two paper halves of the next-smallest size. A4 paper is often used in brochures and office copy.
The dimensions of legal size paper are 8.5 inches in width by 14 inches in length, or 216 millimeters by 356 millimeters. Legal size dimensions of 8.5 by 14 inches is officially used in the United States, Philippines and Chili, but is not mandatory or enforced.
While there is no fixed dimensional attributes for chart sized paper, chart size refers to a lamination pouch large enough to laminate a chart. Our chart size lamination pouches measure 12 inches in width by 18 inches in length, or 304.8 millimeters by 457.2 millimeters and a lamination thickness, or weight, of 6 and 10 mil for each sheet of film. In other words, a 6 mil film has a total thickness of 12, and a 10 mil film has a total thickness of 20.
3-hole looseleaf form refers to a sheet paper that isn’t fixed within a spiral notebook, specifically designed to fit into a three-ring binder. The dimensions of 3-hole looseleaf paper size are 8.5 inches in width by 12 inches in length, very close to the standard letter size.
Our Hang-up pouches are specifically designed for items and documents that need to be hanged up and displayed in easily-viewable locations, such as safety signs and diploma’s. Safety Idesco’s hang-up pouches measure at 9 inches in width by 11 inches in length and come in the 6 and 10 mil varieties.
Our Q-sign 4-hole lamination pouches are specifically designed for Q-signs with 4 holes.
Easel-backed prints and signs are those with an easel attached to the back side of a print, allowing it to be position at an angle whereby it is more visible, such as with an art display or advertising piece. Our easel-backed lamination pouches come in the 9 inches wide by 11.5 inch long variety.
Adhesive-backed lamination pouches are designed with an adhesive back side allowing printed items to be attached to flat vertical surfaces, such as walls.