Idea: laminating magnets?

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  1. pwhatley

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    I have taken another teacher's idea of using VistaPrint business card sized magnets for my attendance chart. I'm just wondering, since I will have to write the students' names on the magnet, do you think that I could laminate the magnets before I write on them and then use them for more than one year??? Has anyone tried this?
     
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    I would think they would be too thick to safely be laminated through a standard machine -- ours has to be put on a special setting just to do posterboard, and magnets are much thicker than posterboard.

    You could, however, use clear packing tape instead of laminating them.

    I would think, however, that after a year's daily use, they might not be up to a second year, no matter what you do to them.
     
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    Maybe you could put contact paper on them....would that work???
    Laminating would be hot and hot magnets does not sound safe....:confused:
     
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    I have laminated magnetic paper on both cold and hot laminate machines. It's about the thickness of card stock.
     
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    Wow, good to know.
     
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    Thanks for the input y'all! It's just a thought. In truth, the magnets are cheap enough that I won't really mind ordering a new set each year, lol!
     
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    You might try laminating one first and seeing how it does. I used magnetic tape to hold up a poster, and then got the poster laminated. The magnets would no longer hold up the poster, and I had to put more magnetic tape on the whole thing. I would think your school laminator would be able to handle a thin refrigerator type magnet.
     

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