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How to make your own self-laminated labels

Self Laminating Label
Creating your own self-laminating tags is a simple and cost-efficient way to keep track of your belongings.

Self-laminating labels have numerous benefits and applications. If you’re one of those organized types that like to keep track of and sort your items, then you’ll love self-laminating labels. Whether you’re looking to organize your clothes or to sort out your pantry, or are a business looking to label goods with price tags, self-laminated labels allow you to do just that cheaply and easily. In fact, the process is so easy that you can even ask your kids to join in on the fun.

The first step in designing your self-laminating labels is to cut out a piece of durable cardboardto give stability to your label. Next, write what you want (text, symbols or numbers) on the cardboard itself or on an address label if that is what you need. Of course, make sure to write legibly and large enough to be seen. Also, a further organizational tactic is to color code your label to denote importance or to differentiate (i.e. red for important or yellow for shirts and blue for pants). Another good practice is to write only with a sharpie or pen and not with any marker or certain ink that could potentially run when you apply the lamination. As for self-laminated sheets, they are pretty cheap and can usually be found at your local dollar store. Once you’ve acquired them, your label is all set for the laminating process.

If you opted for an address label, stick the label on top of cardboard and place it within the laminated sheet. Make sure your laminated sheet is centered for optimal performance and look. After centering, press the laminating sheets together. This process is crucial: be sure to squeeze out all those darn air bubbles so your label will stay clear (and appear more professional). You can usually do this with your fingers or the palm of your hand, but if the bubble are particularly pesky, or you’re working with a large sheet of laminate, use a rolling pin or wine bottle to push out the air bubbles.

Self-laminated labels will last a long time — you may want them to look good if you expect to look at them for years to come. You can print labels with a stylish font on your home computer, before self-laminating them. For that extra design detail, give your labels a die-cut look simply by cutting each one into interesting shapes with a standard pair of scissors.

Your homemade label can now be used to label your possessions such as camping equipment, clothes, luggage, cookery, important files, etc.