Hello All, This may be a bit extreme... but does anyone have their own personal laminator?? This is the first school I have worked in that keeps the laminator under lock and key (literally), in a room guarded by a 'laminator queen'. She only does it when she is in the mood. And if you ask her, she will say she has to get ready for her class, but go on, give me what you got and I'll get it back to you soon. Which is Friday! I'm used to using one whenever I want. We have a small one in our room, but that takes forever! It's the one that you put inside the pouch and send it through. And, we can't do it except for on teacher inservice days..which is once a month! Using it at the end of the day is too much of a hassle. Takes too long to heat up. I feel I am spending way too much time and money at Office Max. I do have 15% discount and 1/2 price on laminating, I think until the end of Sept. I have seen the small, portable cold laminators with the crank handle. And I am starting to like the small, hot laminators with the pouches. They seem to hold up better than the big ones!! It's a nice, sturdy plastic! Sometimes, regular laminating things peel, and if it wasn't hot enough, they don't stay together long. Seriously thinking about buying one! I have a color flat-bed printer, and a fax, so it would make my home office complete! I could have half my labels printed, cut out, and pictures that I want for lessons finished in no time. I would set it up when I need it, and put it away...like my shredder. What do you think? Can't be more than $100-$150 bucks, plus supplies.