Last Updated on July 9, 2023
Many years ago, I spent some time working as a teacher’s aide. Besides helping to supervise and educate children, my duties included assisting the teacher by cutting out laminating projects. Lots of laminating projects. Mostly for games or art projects. If you work in education, you know what I mean.
Laminating isn’t just for school projects, though, and Aldi has sold various laminators for home office use over the years. This spring Aldi is bringing back one of its laminators under its Pembrook private label, which includes office and school supplies such as hardback planners, themed planners, kitchen calendars, paper shredders, and greeting cards.
Even if you aren’t an educator, it can be useful to have the ability to laminate certain items:
- luggage tags
- chore charts
- instructions for babysitters or house sitters
- weekly meal planners
- weekly cleaning schedules
- goal trackers
- restaurant menus
- anything made of paper or cardstock that you want to protect
(And you probably know that you should not laminate your COVID-19 vaccine card because you need the ability to write down dates of booster shots on it. Instead, if you want, you can place it in an inexpensive plastic sleeve vaccine card holder from Amazon, or Etsy sells some really creative ones.)
What We Know:
The Pembrook Laminator (Product Code: 811621) cost $19.99 at Aldi in March of 2022. I found laminators on Amazon starting around that same price point and going up substantially from there. Pembrook Laminating Pouches (Product Code: 811512) were available at Aldi at the same time for $5.99.
If you miss out on purchasing a laminator this time around, Aldi tends to bring them back occasionally. Aldi sold a 9-inch advanced thermal laminator for $16.99 in 2020 and a 13-inch thermal laminator for $24.99 in 2019, so prices and designs vary from year to year.
Here’s some more information on the laminating pouches that are sold separate from the laminator:
- Available in letter size (9 x 11.5 inches) in a pack of 40
- Also available in photo size in a pack that contains forty 5.3 x 7.3 inch pouches and eighty 4.3 x 6.3 inch pouches for a total of 120 pouches
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t yet used the Pembrook Laminator, so we don’t know how well it works or how long it lasts. We write open threads so readers can share about their own experiences with products.
Do you own the Pembrook Laminator? Tell us what you think of it in the comments below.