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Business Card Laminating Pouches – 5, 7 & 10 Mils

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

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.

Business Card Laminating Pouches – A Professional Finish

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Laminating Business CardsWhile many things in this world have gone digital, business cards still play an important role in helping establish contacts and promoting an individual or business. There are many ways to create, produce and print business cards. Some are glossy, some have a dull luster and others are created on a laser printer. Regardless of the style of business card you use, you can benefit from laminating them with a business card laminating pouch (found here).

Lamination adds a lot of qualities and benefits to a business card. Aesthetically, it looks great. A laminated business card has a nice shine and glossy “new” look to it. If you don’t like the glossy look, matte pouches are also available. Laminated business cards have several other benefits:

  • They have a longer lifespan.
  • They don’t get bent out of shape.
  • They are less likely to be discarded.
  • They have a professional sturdy feel to them.
  • They are waterproof.
  • They stand out from other business cards.

Business Card Laminating PouchesBusiness card laminating pouches measure in at 2 ¼” x 3 ¾” in size (5.72 cm x 9.53 cm). The standard business card is 2″ x 3.5″ in size. The laminating pouch adds a thin border around the card for added security and durability. This border is usually no more than 1/8″ wide. While most people are fine with a small border, it can be trimmed off by using a rotary paper cutter (found here).

Business card laminating pouches are typically sold in quantities of 100 per box and generally cost less than $5 per pack. They come in different thicknesses, referred to as mil thickness (1 mil = .001″). The higher the mil thickness, the thicker the pouch.

Which mil thickness should you use? In the business card size, there are 5, 7 and 10 mil thick options. The thickness you use really depends on the thickness of your card. If your business card is printed on card stock, you are probably going to be fine with a 5 mil thick pouch. Five mils is the most popular thickness. If you are printing your own business cards on thin stock or standard copy paper, I recommend using a 7 mil thick pouch. Once all is said and done, a 10-mil pouch will give our business card the thickness, weight and feel of a credit card.

Laminating a business card is easy. Place your business card in the pouch, place the pouch in a carrier and run it through a laminator (found here). Once done, you may want to consider rounding the corners by using a corner rounder (found here).

At ABC Office, we offer bulk quantity discounts. We offer price breaks at 5 boxes, 10 boxes, 25 boxes and 50 boxes of film. We are a wholesaler for laminating pouches, so we can typically get you the best price possible. If for any reason you find the price for less, we can almost always match it. You can find our entire selection of business card laminating pouches here. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.

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