Business Card Laminating Pouches – 5, 7 & 10 Mils

Business Card Laminating PouchesWhile many thought business cards would go the way of the dinosaur with the rise in popularity of electronic gadgets, they are still just as popular as ever. With so many types and styles of business cards out there, one great way to set your card apart is by laminating it. It just so happens that there is pouch-laminating film that is in the business card size. At ABC Office, we offer business card laminating pouches in 5, 7 and 10 mils thick (found here).

A business card laminating pouch measures in at 2 ¼” x 3 ¾”. While the standard business card is 2″ x 3 ½”, the laminating pouch is slightly bigger. This size difference allows ample room for the business card being laminated and provides a nice 1/8″ border around the entire card. This border can be removed with scissors or with a paper cutter, but most people like to have it. The border also keeps the business card waterproof.

As mentioned earlier, our business card size laminating pouches come in three different thicknesses. These are 5, 7 and 10 mils. A mil is a thousandth of an inch thick, which means 5 mils is 0.005″ thick. The higher the mil thickness, the thicker the pouch. Also be aware that the thickness mentioned is for just one side of the pouch. Pouches have two sides. This means a 5 mil pouch has 10 mils total thickness, a 7 mil pouch has 14 mils total thickness and a 10 mil pouch has 20 mils total thickness.

A credit card is about 30 mils thick, so laminating your business card with a 10 mil thick pouch makes it very thick. Most of our customers go with a 5-mil pouch, but it ultimately depends on the look and style you’re going for. Price also comes into play as the thicker the pouch the more money it will cost.

At ABC Office, we offer our business card laminating pouches 100 per box. Each box of film comes with a carrier. While not all laminators require them, many need the pouch to be placed in a carrier prior to insertion in the laminator. This gives the pouch added rigidity and helps to prevent jams. Our laminating pouches are compatible with most pouch laminators including those made by GBC, Tamerica, Intelli-Lam, Banner American, Laminators Specialties, Akiles and others. Just be sure the mil thickness of the pouch is compatible with the laminator you are using.

Because we are the source for many of our laminating pouches, we are able to provide you with a great low price. We even offer price discounts when you buy 5 boxes of film or more. If you have questions about our lamination film, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-658-8788.  You can find our entire selection of pouch lamination film here and pouch laminators here.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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