Laminating help

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  1. krysmorgsu

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    I recently purchased a poster (movie poster size) for my class. I was hoping to have it laminated so that it lasts longer... and then I found out today that Staples can't laminate it for me! It's too big! They told me that all the other copy and print stores have the same size laminater. Has anyone ever had this happen before? Any suggestions for a place to go or an alternate way to protect this poster (I have concrete walls, so getting a frame and hanging it won't really work). Thanks.
     
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    I know you probably don't want to do this, but the only thing I can think of is cutting it in half, laminating the halves and taping it together.
     
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    It is too wide to feed it in longwise? That surprises me. I would measure it across, and call any other place you can think of.
     
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    What about covering it with clear contact paper? You'd probably have to overlap some though.
     
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    I always cut things that are too big then just laminate and tape them back together...they still look nice!
     
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    Kinko can laminate oversized things.:)
     
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    I second Kinko's.
    I had to take one of my items there this summer because it was too big for laminators elsewhere.
     
  9. Jem

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    You can also fold it in half, and then slit it 'open' along the edge that is not the fold. I did that with a HUGE map once. It worked fine.
     
  10. krysmorgsu

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    Thank you so much for the advice! I'll try Kinko's... I was also thinking of trying Becker's. If not, I'll try one of the other suggestions. Thanks to all!
     
  11. love2teach

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    Do you have a Lakeshore? They can laminate...I don't know what the size limit is there, but they give a discout if you join the teacher's club......
     
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    I would take it to kinkos. Lakeshores laminators are not big enough, I work there
     

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