|Posted: 3/3/2013 1:06:04 AM|
I bought a 28 x 20" foam board and made a big sign to take to the soccer matches. However it often rains here and there are often wet things like beers at the matches. I want to laminate my new sign somehow but I am not sure what I can use to laminate something that big. Any suggestions?
Loc: NW Ohio
|Posted: 3/3/2013 6:24:25 AM|
I would probably check with Kinkos or something similar if they can laminate it for you. Not sure about the foam board though.
Original Pea #5005
Loc: On the rocky shores of life... AKA Mid-Missouri
|Posted: 3/3/2013 6:51:56 AM|
I think I would pay to have it done commercially. That's pretty big.
|Feeder of Denali, Dakota, Shadow & Kai
|Posted: 3/3/2013 8:19:51 AM|
Clear contact paper.
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Loc: South Carolina
|Posted: 3/3/2013 8:23:08 AM|
I used to make big signs like that at the YMCA for different events. I used the clear contact paper suggested above. Piece of cake and pretty cheap, too.
|Posted: 3/3/2013 8:23:17 AM|
I would agree with going to Staples or Kinkos. Or have them print and laminate a version of your foam core sign that you can use in case of rain.
If you really want DIY maybe contact paper? But I don't know if it will be water repellant or come in a wide enough roll to fit your sign size.
|Posted: 3/3/2013 10:00:49 AM|
Fusable clear vinyl-sold by the yard at places like Joanns
|Posted: 3/3/2013 10:03:05 AM|
the contact paper is cheap, and you can do it yourself, so that's a bonus.
If you really spent alot of time on it, it's probably worth having it done professionally. I have a Teacher's Supply store in my city that does it, try kinkos, or an office supply store or if you have a sign company (that does banners or car signs) they might have a laminator as well.
|Posted: 3/3/2013 1:53:58 PM|Thank you for all of the suggestions. Another friend of mine suggested Window Insulation as another option. Has anyone ever tried this?
Here is my sign. It is nothing fancy, but should be fun to hold up at the opening match this afternoon. It is double sided...
Loc: north of DFW
|Posted: 3/3/2013 5:14:31 PM|
My general motto is: if you don't have to feed it, by all means laminate it!!! but I'm not sure about the foam board running thru a heated laminator machine. I would use contact paper OR check a teacher supply store & ask them if you can laminate foam board. Our teacher store here has a machine & it's cheap to do.
Love your sign, btw