Creating laminated covers for your DIY bookbinding projects requires nothing more than an inexpensive hot laminating machine and a simple trick to keep the laminate only on one side of the paper. The process involves creating covers two at a time.
I have tried a number of options for creating a laminated book cover over the years. My first option was using a sprayed-on coating. This was very messy and smelled bad. The results were okay, but they didn’t provide the professional look I was after. Next I tried cold laminating film. This was very fiddly to work with and the laminate started to separate from the paper almost immediately. After I invested a few dollars to purchase a hot laminating machine (they are very inexpensive these days) I would never bother with another technique.
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