Our area goes back-to-school a little sooner than many parts of the country. Our first day is less than a week away, so we’ve been in high gear making back-to-school preparations. I was so happy (giddy actually) when given the opportunity to review the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator. I immediately thought of so many ways that the laminator could be used, especially with the new school year on the horizon. Everything from lunchbox notes, meal planners, flash cards, and more can be made better with laminating. I have a large box full of old school projects, works of art, and certificates that I am eager to begin laminating.
The Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator is ready to go, straight out of the box. There is no assembly required and it couldn’t be an simpler to use. Just plug it in and get crafty! The Saturn2 95 is the perfect machine for moms and teachers because it combines exclusive technologies and features:
HeatGuard™ Technology: Double-walled insulation keeps heat inside so the laminator is comfortable to touch, making it safe for homes and classrooms with children
Advanced Temperature Control: Hot and cold laminating capabilities ensure consistent, smooth results every time
Release Lever: Permits easy removal or re-centering of stalled pouches to prevent jams
It has another really great safety feature. When you turn on the machine it defaults the the cold setting, so you don’t have to worry about it warming up until you are ready to begin your project. To laminate something, you simply place the document into an appropriately sized pouch, press a button selecting your pouch thickness (up to 5 mil). It will take just a few minutes for the machine to heat up, and when the laminator indicates that it’s ready – feed the pouch into the laminator with the sealed end first. The laminator has guiding marks to help you feed it through and then the pouch just feeds through and you grab it from the other side. It’s really that simple!
The machine will laminate up to a 9.5 inch capacity, accommodating just about any project you might have. Included with the Saturn2 95 is a starter pack of Fellowes letter size laminating pouches. Photo pouches are also available which are great for preserving treasured photos and some of your smaller craft projects.
My daughter, Angela, made a fun Lunchbox Notes Printable to share with everyone. Laminating lunch notes will help keep them from getting soggy in the lunchbox, and allows you to reuse them if your child brings it home. Don’t worry though if you don’t have a laminator yet, you can still print them out and pop one into your child’s lunchbox to let him/her know you’re thinking about them.
Download our Free Lunchbox Notes Printable here.
I have also used our Saturn2 95 Laminator for a weekly meal planner. Why print a new meal planner each week, when you can laminate one and reuse it over and over again with dry erase markers. I found a fantastic free weekly meal planning printable over at Mommy Tracked. It has a spot for daily menu, along with a place for your weekly grocery list.
Dry Erase Tip: Use rubbing alcohol to remove stubborn ink that has been left on for a while.
Fellowes’ Saturn2 95 laminator is the ultimate tool for back-to-school because it helps preserve important documents, like schedules, calendars, flash cards, charts, certificates, and more. Check out the Idea Center for inspiration and project ideas!
The Fellowes Saturn2 95 is available at Staples.com and Staples for a suggested retail price of $159.99. Fellowes offers a wide range of laminators to suit a variety of needs with products also available at WalMart and Amazon.com.
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Disclosure: I received a Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator to review. No compensation was received. As always, opinions are 100% my own.
What a totally cute idea and laminating it makes them last.
Tammy S says
I would love to have a laminator. I would love to be able to save a bunch of my kids art projects from school.
I had one and loved it! However, the last thing (it was something small, too) got jammed for some odd reason, and the release button wouldn’t work. So I had no choice but to pitch it. 🙁 I’m hoping to buy another one sometime.
My mom always used to put handwritten little notes in my lunch. I loved when she did that.
Michelle F. says
I love that eat sheet. The lunch cards are adorable.