View Full Version : Laminator

27-11-2013, 11:34 AM
Im going to 'treat myself' and get a laminator.

I just don't feel a complete childminder with out one!vha ha
And would help when we are using glitter - ohh the ideas I've got!
Any suggestions on where to get a good one for good price.
Also any things to avoid! Never used one so tips would be helpful

27-11-2013, 12:27 PM
I love my laminator! Never had a problem with it. It's a 'Fellowes' laminator and I got it from PC World a couple of years ago.

27-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Recently joined the real world of minders and bought one from tesco .. Cheap and does the job grand! Have fun

27-11-2013, 01:40 PM
I spent all of £11 in Asda about 8 years ago and it is still going strong despite being taken apart yesterday because a lamination got struck around the rollers. :clapping::laughing:

27-11-2013, 02:28 PM
I am nearly a complete chidminder, I have a glue gun and a laminater, just need the staple gun then I will be complete :laughing:

seriously though, I had a argos basic laminater cheap as chips, and get the pockets when on offer or lidl and wilco, even the pound shop.

happy shopping :D

27-11-2013, 06:43 PM
Home bargins do 25 A4 pouches for about a £1

27-11-2013, 08:34 PM
Question is do you go for the A4 or A3 laminator?? :laughing:

I still haven't got the staple gun :crying: but I do have a binding machine and the glue gun :clapping::clapping:

Carol xx

27-11-2013, 08:38 PM
Can I ask where you got your binder and was it expensive. I am almost the complete childminder I have a laminator, glue gun and a staple gun.

27-11-2013, 08:45 PM
Can I ask where you got your binder and was it expensive. I am almost the complete childminder I have a laminator, glue gun and a staple gun.

Got mine from Argos a few years ago about £20 I think but then you have to buy the binding strips and I buy the front and back covers too. I bind my welcome pack, policies and my permission slips :thumbsup:

Carol xx

27-11-2013, 09:09 PM
Oh no, I thought I was a proper childminder, I have the laminator, binder and glue gun, didn't know we needed a staple gun as well!!!!!!! Guess I need a shopping trip :) lol

27-11-2013, 09:49 PM
I'm in need of improvement then...I only have a laminator!

27-11-2013, 10:07 PM
Cathtee - awesome!!

27-11-2013, 10:23 PM
And I thought I was nearly a complete childminder needing only a staple gun only to find I need a binder too:panic:

so close yet so far :laughing:

28-11-2013, 05:06 AM
I'm holding out against one!!

I decided it is too schooly and I am a home :)

28-11-2013, 08:26 AM
My own children love the laminator ... They often find things to laminate and I laminate certificates etc!

Work wise I laminate lots...current favourite is making placemats and playdough mats.

I have the glue gun ... staple gun needs replacing ... I could also do with a heavy duty stapler to get through thicker piles of paper! Am resisting the binder as I can't see that I'd use one!