Adding Durability to the Things We Use in Office

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Useful Things In the Office

We are engaged in many kinds of activities daily. For some activities, we make contact with others and we use a phone. At other times, we may be called upon to take a note or make some mail shipments so we have to use stamps, notepads, and shipping labels. When we have to do typing, we may use a cheat sheet to remember the short cuts and shorthand to decipher our quick notes we are transcribing for a letter. But wait, that cheat sheet sure could use some new cover on it or it will totally be of no practical use. We then pile it with other office things to be laminated by the office laminating machine.

Advantages of Lamination

Almost every day, we have to use a computer to do our work and we forget just how fragile things that are not electronic are without something to protect them. A business would be missing something if it did not have a laminating machine. Whoever invented the process of lamination must have had a good insight into how important it is to be able to preserve some things we use every day. Each day, thousands of businesses laminate useful things that they use over and over again. If you are thinking of lamination for your business, consider USI Laminate. They have everything you need to get started and stay functioning with the lamination process.

Laminating Uses

It is surprising how lamination can save a scorecard we’ve used for twenty years and then adds another twenty or more years to its life. Lamination is the process of covering a handout, a sheet of paper, or just about anything that is one-dimensional with a thick laminate, which makes the item we laminate both easy to handle and waterproof.

Easy to Handle

For example, when an office gets new employees, all that needs to be done is to hand them the laminated sheet that has all the official rules on front and back. Maybe they need to have the information to open the office in the morning before the staff gets there (front of the card), and all the things that need to be done at the end of the day after everyone leaves before they close the office (back of the card). Yes, laminated sheets are cool. There’s more, of course.

Start With the Office Lounge

In the office lounge, there is the vending machine laminate card that tells people, “Don’t use coins because this machine only accepts cash.” Then there is the WARNING laminate card next to the coffee machine that clearly says, “Clean up after yourself. Your Mother doesn’t work here.” Lastly, the laminated card attached to the front of the microwave oven that says, “No Metal Please.” If an office is trying to reduce their office costs, the process of laminating can mean the savings of hundreds or thousands of dollars of printing in the future.

Many Uses and Types

You have to respect a material like laminate since it is like the precursor of sticky notes, but sticky notes are not waterproof, nor do they last as long as laminating does. The process of multiple layer lamination is fairly new and began in 1992. Then there is the thickness of the laminate, which is measured according to millimeters. Lastly, there is a different process of lamination for the different things to be laminated: paper, floor, books, windshields, building materials.

Applied in Limitless Ways

The point is that in office space the size of a medium-size room there may be hundreds of objects we use daily that are laminated because the process of lamination adds extra strength to the object and makes it more resilient to weather conditions, soundproofing, as well as enhances the appearance of the object. Laminating an object like a piece of flooring makes the flooring a composite. It is extremely hard to break apart the laminate from its many layers in which it became composite through lamination. There are many more uses to lamination than can be covered in a few short paragraphs. New uses are being found every day, saving more people time, effort, and expenses than what was possible before this process of lamination was invented.