Fellowes Thermal Letter Size Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack

Last updated date: November 2, 2020

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8.9

Fellowes Thermal Letter Size Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack

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We looked at the top Laminating Pouches and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Laminating Pouch you should buy.

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Overall Take

These pouches work well with all thermal laminator brands. Expect a smooth, clear and bubble-free seal that will protect your letter-sized documents, office paperwork, certificates and menus. They are also dry-eraser friendly and waterproof.


In our analysis of 18 expert reviews, the Fellowes Thermal Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack placed 4th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Fellowes laminating pouches are designed with quality photo safe materials providing excellent clarity and durability to preserve and protect important documents. These pouches are dry erase friendly and compatible with all thermal laminator brands.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.5
2 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.4
1,182 user reviews

What experts liked

Adheres very well to all types of paper and keeps a good seal.
- Quill

What experts didn't like

The quality was awful and the pouches came out all wrinkled. I will never buy these pouches again.
- Quill

An Overview On Laminating Pouches

There are both hot and cold laminating machines available on the market, but pouches only work with hot (thermal) laminating machines. Laminating pouch machines use heat and pressure to seal documents, photographs and other paper materials into plastic sheets. They use rollers to move the items through, and these come out sealed and protected. The pouches were a boon to the industry of laminators, since they made the laminating process much easier and thus accessible to the average person.

To encase your document, all you need to do is place your item inside the pouch and run it through the laminator.  Laminating pouches work best with one item inside at a time, but you can place several smaller ones in the pouch, then cut them apart. The pouches also come in different sizes and finishes, each suited for different purposes.

The Laminating Pouch Buying Guide

  • Thermal laminating machine prices range from about $20 up into the low thousands. If you plan to do a lot of laminating, get a quality thermal laminator.
  • The standard pouch thickness is 3 millimeters.
  • Always load the pouch into the laminator sealed side first.
  • See what kind of finish the laminating pouches have. A glossy sheen can make restaurant menus stand out, but you might not want that on a formal document. Some people prefer a glossy finish for photos, while others do not.