Three Ways to Laminate Photographs

Three Ways to Laminate Photographs
Laminated art pieces last longer: There is no doubt that a laminated piece of artwork can withstand the test of time by adding countless years to your favorite pieces. Proper laminating can prevent fading from sunlight or other bright lights, destructive Ultra-Violet rays, fingerprints and smudging from simple handling, pollutants, and even the vapors from smoke, cleaning solutions, and other harmful atmospheric elements. If you truly care about a piece of artwork, and choose not to frame it, the only real way to ensure its safety is to laminate the prized image.
Using a pouch laminator is an excellent way to laminate your photographs. These machines are available in a number of sizes, so there is likely one that’s right for your pictures whether they’re wallet-sized snapshots or large portraits. One thing to keep in mind about using a pouch laminator is that it’s helpful to use one that has a cold setting. Heat can unfortunately damage photographs, which can be really disappointing if you’re trying to laminate favorite pictures that mean a lot. If you do choose to use a laminator that has a cold setting, you will need to use pressure-sensitive pouches, so make sure you have some of them on-hand.
Those are three ways you can laminate your photographs. The method that is best for you depends on your budget, what materials are available to you, and if you feel comfortable using a laminator or not. If you do choose to use a laminator, remember that heat can damage your pictures, so using a machine with a cold setting is recommended. (You should also turn off the laminator when you’re done so the motor won’t burn out.) Whichever method you choose, good luck and happy laminating!
Laminating provides a solid, professional look to your portfolio: If you are an artist who is looking for a gallery show, a prospective job, or a more professional portfolio, laminating can help you achieve that professional look and feel needed to land you the floor space or that dream job.