Sorry, the price has gone back up again. The Scotch Thermal Laminator is only $16.99 with free shipping at Amazon (that’s 79% off the original price of $80.49) is my favorite gift for educational and crafty do-it-yourself projects. I am also happy to see affordable refills at 13 cents per pouch. Remember you get free shipping with Amazon Prime or Amazon Mom (join the waitlist) or free Super Saver Shipping on $25+ orders. I bought this laminator last year when my friend alerted me to the $19.99 deal. I love this laminator and it has received great reviews by others.
You can laminate items that are up to 9 inches wide – there are lots of uses including magnets, bookmarks, id cards, flash cards, placemats, books, preserve artwork, or protect frequently used documents. My favorite use is to laminate instructions for games – because they get handled so much they start to rip and fall apart. What type of projects you’ll be using this laminator for?
You’ll also need to order refills and I recommend the Universal Laminating Pouches (100 count, 9 inches wide) for $12.65 (save 70%). I’m using these refills with my laminator and I see no reason to pay more for the Scotch brand (I’ve used both to compare them). The pouches cost about 13 cents each. It makes sense to order the widest (and cheapest) refill the machine can use because if you are laminating something small you just line them up horizontally (with a small gap between objects). This post contains affiliate links, please read my Disclosure Policy for more information. (Image Credit: Amazon)