Do you have cookbooks or notecards covered in whatever recipe is printed on them – literally?
Laminating recipe cards allows printed recipes to be used many times over without becoming as messy as a busy kitchen. Not only is it an excellent way for restaurants to preserve frequently-used recipes, but this method can be used at home, too! Recipes can be printed, handwritten, or clipped from a magazine or newspaper. After use, they can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth and stored away for future use. Laminating your recipes also makes them far more durable so that they can be cherished for years to come.
The best way to laminate recipes is using Recipe Card Laminating Pouches (measuring 3-3/16” x 4-3/8”). If you prefer something larger, Letter Laminating Pouches (measuring 9″ x 11-1/2″) allow you to go from printer to pouch in no time at all. Home pouch laminators that are capable of laminating pouches 3 – 5 mil thick are available for less than $100; office pouch laminating machines are designed for use with pouches up to 10 mil and can accommodate considerably higher volumes of use.
For an even more professional and durable finish, combine a stack of laminated recipes with a single screw post or bind them together using a plastic binding comb or spiral binding coil to create a highly-customized mini cookbook!