Sunday, 29 August 2021

The Best Thermal Laminators for Classroom Teachers


Every classroom teacher needs a thermal laminator for making centers, posters, and write on wipe off worksheets. The best laminators would have multiple heat settings, a safety switch off timer, and a paper guide for straight sliding of the sheets. The Scotch Thermal Laminator is the best for classroom use. There are other laminators that teachers use from brands like Crenova, Fellows, and Merece.

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  • Scotch Thermal Laminator (Newer Model): This is best laminator for teachers and it is what I use. This newer model doesn't need a paper tray guide like the older model because the loading tray is lower and more horizontal.


  • Merece Classroom Laminator: This is both a hot and cold laminator and it comes with pouches in different sizes. It also has a paper trimmer and paper rounder. If you do happen to leave the heat switch on for too long it makes tapping noises to remind you that it is still on.


  • Fellows Ayla 125 Laminator: This classroom laminator heats up quickly and has settings for 3 mil and 5 mil thick laminating pouches. It has a wide feed opening that will accommodate pouches up to 12-1/2 inches wide, which is a step-up from most small laminators. It’s a slim design (approx. 17”x4”) so doesn’t take up much room on the work area. It come with a printin guide that attaches at the back.

  • Crenova laminator: This hot/cold laminator heats up within 2 minutes and easily laminates classroom items. It comes with various sizes of lamination sleeves, a cutter and a round corner tool.

  • Small Scotch Pro Laminator: This little thermal laminator has an anti jamming system. It's small size is perfect for laminating letter and legal sized papers. It automatically shuts off an hour after use.

Once you have your laminator, you'll enjoy using it so much that you will be looking for things to laminate. See what other teachers are doing with their laminators in this blog post to give you ideas for using yours in your classroom.

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!