laminating ?

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  1. k118

    k118 New Member

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    I am making centers . Should I cut the pieces first and then laminate or laminate and then cut apart my center pieces?
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    I would cut then laminate. If you laminate then cut you risk the lamination coming off the pieces.
     
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    Cut then laminate...
    You save laminating paper when you don't laminate UNECESSARY junks of blank paper.
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  5. mdith4him

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    Yea, it depends on the laminating machine. Usually it's best to cut apart first, then just cut them out of the laminate. Some machines are really good, though, and you can laminate first then cut. Ask someone at your school which works best.
     
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    I made a few games a little while ago that I wanted to laminate. I would have rather cut then laminate, but my game pieces were too small. I had to laminate them then cut them out. It worked just as well because the laminator was on the slow setting.
     
  7. LAH2

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    If you laminate first, then cut, you save yourself a step. If you cut, then laminate, you will just have to cut out the pieces again once they are laminated.
     
  8. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    cutting after laminating leaves unsealed edges. Cut first.
     
  9. TeacherC

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    If you want it to last, I agree, cut then laminate. That being said, I have cheated many times to save myself a step...but I usually use laminating paper, not the machine, so I can fix it if I need to :)
     
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    I always cut after laminating so I don't have to cut twice.
     
  11. TeacherSandra

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    I always cut before laminating...UNLESS the pieces are really small. I sure would hate to have a piece get stuck in our maching. Just don't want to take a chance.
     

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