Guess I'm not too bright. Have a pack of GBC SelfsSeal Laminating Sheets, 9 x 12.
Instructions say "Center item face sown on the clear non-adhesive."
"Peel away the liner and...
It's not you, it's the instructions. They are just wrong and will not work as directed. However, I have found a way to use these sheets that works for me, but it is still not particulary easy.
Step 1) Lay the 1st sheet on a flat surface, adhesive side up. Pressing down on the small 1/2" strip of backing, peel away the large backing sheet exposing the adhesive. Holding the sheet you want to laminate face down and at an angle to the work surface, carefully align the material by "bumping" it up against the edge of the 1/2 strip. Once aligned, carefully and gradually lay the item onto the adhesive. Like I said, not particularly easy, but if you are careful, it will work.
Step 2) If you want to double laminate, which I usually do, the second laminate sheet seems easier to me. Leave the Step 1 laying flat on the work surface. Take a second lamination sheet and again, hold it down on a flat surface and peel away the large backing sheet, leaving the small 1/2" backing attached. Take this 2nd sheet and holding it over the 1st, face down and angled up from the work surface, align the 1/2" strips of both sheets together and again carefully lay the 2nd sheet over the first single-laminated item. The two 1/2" strips don't stick to one another allowing a bit more flexibility for alignment.
Press all of this together and work out any bubbles or wrinkles. Once that is done, pry the two sheets apart at the very edge to remove the two 1/2 strips.
Unless you are incredibly lucky the edges will never align 100%. I use a paper-cutter to trim off any irregularities after I finish laminating.
Apr 11, 2011 |
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