So, when working on badges, The Artist needs to laminate things. So we ordered a Purple Cows Hot and Cold Laminator (available at amazon ). It is a cute little thing which does not look businesslike in the least. Overall, I am impressed. The warm up light cuts off a little soon (letting it go a few additional minutes seems to give better results), but otherwise it has seemed rock solid. I managed to get it on sale for about $20, but compared to other laminators with reasonable reviews, it is still a bargain at full price. We will see how long it lasts, but for the occasional stuff we are doing it should be great.
Since it is a FAQ recently, I figured I would post this.
The Artist loves to have things organized. I love it when she keeps her supplies smaller than suitcase. So we settled on
This Pencil Case to hold her colored pencils. Here it is in action:
It holds every colored pencil, pen, and paint marker she uses with space for all the little erasers and stuff shoved in there. The price seems high, but there was nothing else on the market that seemed to make it work.
Just as a warning, it is bigger than it seems. It is about the size of a 1000 page hardcover books, which makes it portable, but this is not going to fit in a pocket, or even many purses. She has a purse that fits it, but it is a close thing (and contributes to the 10lbs that purse weighs).
If you are making badges you need a slot punch. This is not news to people who have been doing this for a while. For those of us getting into the business, it is good to know that this is apparently the unicorn of office supplies.