Having your own laminator is wonderful. I've spent hours of time waiting for things to be laminated at our local copy center. So when this laminator was introduced I was thrilled. I've used it at home with great success (sorry that you had troubles Laura C - can't figure out what went wrong) and we even have one in the Scrapbook.com offices to use for signs in the warehouse. If I want an object to be completely sealed I don't trim the film right next to the paper edge. Instead, I leave about 1/8" of film around all edges. This way, no water can get inside and separate the paper layers causing the paper edges to roll. I'm really enjoying this laminator.
Jill Davis, Founder
My mom got me this for Christmas. I had never seen it before and was so excited about it I went around and asked everyone I know if they needed me to laminate anything. None of them was as thrilled as me! I've only had one problem. I tried to laminate something in a sleeve that was way too big for it and it got all wrinkled. That's why you should always read the directions first huh! I haven't had a problem since and I use this thing a lot. My mother-in-law borrows it so much I'm thinking about buying her one.
I have this laminator, and I LOVE it!!! I use it to make so many things, and preserve alot of documents that would never survive my scrapbook unless they were laminated.
My favorite projects I have made are the dry erase perpetual calenders, and "Faux Acrylic Album" I make with the layered laminator sheets. It is a great investment!