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08 June 2009 @ 11:20 am
Since I control the laminater at work, this guy who's a co-worker and a friend of a friend has asked me a favor. Every year, he goes on a fishing vacation to Mexico, and he takes these little laminated fish cards that he sells to the kids for like a quarter or a buck or something, and he asked if I would laminate them. I said sure, not realizing he was going to give them to me in sheets I'd have to cut up, and then paste front and back cutouts together, so the fish would be paired up. (For what, I don't know. Specific types of fish? My fishing experience was all just about the fun of catching something, and bonding with my Dad. I can identify about three kinds - trout, salmon, and halibut.)

Anyway, so I cut them up, and pasted them together with double sided scotch tape, and then ran a bunch through the laminater, several cards to a sheet to save on laminate.

Except the cards are thick enough, the laminate is having these big bubbles around the cards, and in some cases is only laminating together around the edge of the entire sheet, even run through three times. I thought I could just cut out the cards and remove them from the laminate, to try a lighter weight kind. Um, no. The card appear to be fused to the sheet, just not fused together.

Yeah. All his pretty printed fish on photo paper? I'm tempted, when he comes to collect them, to look at him and say, very deadpan "I'm sorry, but your fish fell victim to a horrible laminating accident."
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kistha on June 8th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
"I'm sorry, but your fish fell victim to a horrible laminating accident."


Edited at 2009-06-08 07:08 pm (UTC)