Back To School #Giveaway: Fellowes Neptune™3 125 Laminator

Jenny, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, shares a look at the Fellowes Neptune™3 125 Laminator. This giveaway post is sponsored, but all opinions remain those of the writer.

Back to School Giveaway Event

As an English teacher, I know the value of technology in the classroom.  As a mom of a preschooler who plans to homeschool, I understand the value of being able to have classroom technology at home.

Many machines used in the classroom for copying, printing, and laminating are large and cumbersome. That’s why I was thrilled to receive a Fellowes laminator for at home use.  This small and light machine can fit easily in our small home and be pulled out conveniently for use!

Fellowes Laminator

A laminator may seem like a frivolous or unnecessary item for the home, but it has an abundance of uses.

Preserving

fellowes laminatingMy first laminating project was to preserve some of my daughter’s art.  

She has begun drawing our family and often asks for her hand to be traced. I knew that over the years I would want to preserve some of her work and the Fellowes laminator was quick and easy.

I was able to have her work immortalized in just minutes.

 

Creating

Laminating is a great way to create your own art or home decor.

I laminated a fun printable to use in a child’s room.  I also created a chart to help my daughter work on obedience and kindness.  You can create charts for potty training, reusable calendars, menu planners, and more!

Laminate your recipe cards so they aren’t ruined by spilled food or even create your own Bingo cards and Tic Tac toe pages to be used again and again.

Teaching

As a teaching tool, laminators can come in very handy.  I made some alphabet cards for my daughter.  We are working on writing letters, but she has a difficult time doing it from scratch.  

By creating a tracing paper and giving her dry erase markers, my two-year-old was able to draw her first letter A! There are so many classroom uses for a laminator.

The Neptune3 125 has a feature called InstaHeat Technology that allows for a 1 minute warm-up. It also has AutoSense so the user doesn’t have to go back and forth between settings and wait for the laminator to heat-up or cool down. AutoSense instantly adjusts to whatever pouch thickness the user is laminating up to 7mil. Finally, it has a robust 4-roller system for a superior quality laminate.

The Fellowes Neptune3 125 Laminator was perfect for all of my projects. They took just moments to complete and only required me to slip my project into a self-adhesive pouch and insert it into the laminator.  

I love the simplicity of the product. There was virtually no setup and no confusing directions to wade through.

I was also impressed with the quality and thickness of the self-adhesive sheets.  The papers I used came out sturdy and perfectly sealed, unlike commercial laminators, which are often flimsy and detach.

Neptune3 125 Laminator Features:

  • AutoSense Technology – Determines pouch thickness and instantly self-adjusts to the perfect setting.
  • InstaHeat – Quick 1 minute warm-up for increased productivity.
  • 4-roller system for incredible laminating quality.
  • Laminates 3mil – 7mil thermal pouches and cold self-adhesive pouches
  • Includes a laminating starter kit (ten letter pouches)

Whether you are a teacher, a crafter, or a homeschooling mom there are plenty of ways you can use the Fellowes Laminator. Find out more about laminating projects on the Fellowes Idea Page.

Learn more on their website, twitter, pinterest, and linkedin pages.

Enter to Win

Today, Fellowes is giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Neptune3 125 Laminator, which Includes a starter kit with ten letter pouches. (A $329.95 value).

Leave us a comment telling us what you’d laminate first if you win. Then use the Giveaway Tools entry form below.

 

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, Jenny Nanninga. Jenny blogs atlivingthesweetstuff.wordpress.com about her home, family (husband and sweet baby girl), being a mom, crafting, cooking, her faith in God, and more.


Comments

  1. Sunnymay says

    When my kids were in elementary school, our PTO bought a laminator and supplies for the teachers. I like the idea of saving paper by making it more durable with lamination. My recipes would be protected instead of covered with food by my slap-dash cooking and baking which takes more care with measuring.

  2. Shawna O says

    I would love to win this because I have so many things I need to laminate. First is pictures and icons for my son’s pecs books then I’d laminate a few charts for him like a chore chart in the kitchen with velcro for his icons to stick on. I’d also laminate my children’s art work, school work, awards and family record documents. Thanks for the chance!

  3. ELIZABETH C. says

    I would love to win because there are so many things I would love to laminate. Pictures, Impiortant documents, photos, etc….

  4. Margaret Smith says

    I’d love to win because there’s been a number of times that I have wanted to laminate something and didn’t have a laminater. This would be wonderful for artwork and drawings that my kids create and for paperwork and receipes that I’d like to protect.

  5. Steph says

    I would love to be able to laminate some math sheets I have so the kids can use them for quick reference.

  6. anne hill says

    i would love to win this so i can make a reusable wipe on wipe off reward chart for doing chores & getting ready for bed. the reward system works

  7. Breanne Simons says

    I’m a teacher who is always wanting to laminate things at home before I get to school the next day! This would be awesome to have!!

  8. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    I’d love to win because this would help us with kids’ school projects and tons of other things around the house, keeping us organized!

  9. meagan bs says

    theres been plenty of times this would’ve been helpful, i’m sure i could get a lot of good use out of it.

  10. Natalie F says

    This would be great for materials we reference often (multiplication charts etc.) And I would also use for my SUnday school materials.

  11. Brittany says

    I have so many art papers that I would love to use this on to keep them, so they do not get destroyed. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Christine Jensen says

    I used to have a laminator and it ended up going with my mom, so I could totally use a new one. I love having one for last minute projects :)

  13. Anastasia says

    I’d love to win because this would be a great way to save the kids are and maybe do some other projects that I haven’t even thought of yet :)

  14. Cindy Brooks says

    I could use this to laminate many of the informational products I produce for a cause I’m working with….

  15. Ru says

    I’ve been keeping my eye out for a laminating machine to use for charts and activities for my LO and for safekeeping her projects and pictures. I’m already keeping a todo list in my head :)

  16. Marilyn says

    I have always wanted a laminator. I work with families with children with autism. My clients range from pre schoolers to adults. I drive about 40,000 miles per year. It would help save my materials that I pay for myself

  17. McKim says

    I want to win this for my daughter, who will be a first time school teacher this fall. I think she would use this frequently for school projects.

  18. Monique Rizzo says

    We do a lot of arts and crafts in our home, and this would be a wonderful tool to have to preserve them and to make various signs.

  19. Sarah Hall says

    We are getting things ready for a high school reunion and this would come in so handy to make picture name tags and other items so I would love to win it.

  20. Marlena U. says

    I would in a school as a social worker and laminate all the time! It seems like I’m constantly making visuals to help our students learn. I’d love to have one in my office to save time.

  21. Umma says

    A few years back I taught kindergarten for a few homeschooling families, I enjoyed the immensely. The first item(s) I would laminate would be their piles of handmade, lovingly crooked pictures of house, cats and hand tracings. That’s just for starters on laminating.

  22. RICHARD HICKS says

    I want to win this because we have a rather cheap one that never seems to work right. This is a much better quality

  23. denice p says

    I would like to win as there are some pics that I have doubles of that I don’t want to get ruined. It would be a nice way to preserve the pictures.

  24. Jamie Ostrowski says

    This would be great for all the artwork, school calendars, schedules the kids bring home from school. Also would work nice for schedules with dry erase markers

  25. Gina Brandt says

    My parents had one when I was younger and laminated almost everything. I would love to have one so I could do the same for my kids.

  26. Virginia Rowell says

    I would use this for so many things. The list would be endless. Preserving the precious drawings from my grandkids would be the most important.

  27. Anel W. says

    I would love to win this for my sister that homeschools her kids. It would be such a sweet blessing and surprise!

  28. Ronda says

    I would use this for important info for my husbands business. This would sure beat make new copies all the time.

  29. Benita says

    This laminator looks great for preserving the kids work and our important documents as well. I’d love to own it.

  30. Michelle Llorin says

    I run a moms group and this laminator would be soooo incredibly useful! I also have 4 kids and I am always looking for ways to laminate their class gifts during the holidays… cards, bookmarks and other fun presents for their classmates.

  31. ACMommy says

    Because I know a mother who’s also a teacher who would love to own one, it would help her out greatly and I’d like to surprise her. :-)

  32. rust says

    I want to win so that I could preserve my grandma’s handwritten recipes, for starters. I’d like to laminate all of my recipe card collection.

  33. Jen R. says

    I’m a kindergarten teacher and love to have an at home laminator to work at hone on projects for my students! I really would love to win this!

  34. Karen Langan says

    I’m a Kindergarten teacher, I would use this ALL the time. It’d be nice to work from home and not have to share the laminater at school with the 100+ other teachers!

  35. Deb C says

    I want to win because a laminator would be useful to me with some work projects and also fun to use for some craft projects.

  36. Laura J says

    Oh I would love to use this! We love to make our own games…Carter and I have so much fun! He loves Bingo..so we make our own bingo cards for the holidays…and things he likes. Some of them have been ruined….with all the play…would love to laminate them all!

  37. Maureen says

    I home educate my three children and frequently find myself wishing that I had a laminator for numerous projects and to save on printing. This would be perfect!

  38. Kathy Hanley says

    I like to craft and also create posters and flyers for fundraising. Having a laminator would just make things last and look more professional.

  39. Sallee Crummel Glickler says

    I do worksheets for my girls, cursive and more, so this would help keep the waste down. Also, I had a laminator which broke, and had laminated recipe sheets…works wonderfully.

  40. Edwina Smith says

    What an awesome idea to preserve children s art work, I would love to win to be able to laminate papers for my little ones such as tracing letters and numbers and different letter and number games so we are able to reuse them.

  41. Anita L says

    I would like to laminate all of my important paperwork such as birth certificate, social security card, etc. I would also use this for laminating recipe cards and more.

  42. Christina says

    A laminator would be soooo useful for so many projects. It could protect fall leaves, certificates, photos….I would love one

  43. Robby Rob says

    my daughter draws some great pictures and there are only so many places to hang frames. This would be a great way to preserve them and keep them all.

  44. Danielle says

    We do a lot of projects at home with the kids and for work. This would make our time easier rather than having to run downtown to get our things laminated.

  45. Jerry Platz says

    I have documents and whatnot that I would like to preserve as well as keep safe from those little “accidents”.

  46. Sarah says

    I have a special needs daughter and we have to create different visual task schedules, visual reminders for the steps involved in self-cares, as well as emotions guides. It is super difficult to use regular paper or card stock as it gets destroyed so easily. If I won this, I would laminate all of these items so they would be more durable and last us longer.

  47. Montana says

    I am in college and it would be extremely helpful with not only assignments and projects, but in keeping me organized as well!

  48. victoria says

    My mom and daughter are both artists. This would be great to keep their artwork safe. I would also use it to make flash cards and games for my daughter for her homework.

  49. Katherine Newton says

    I’d love to win because I think this would be an awesome asset to our small business. Also, I can think of a million projects that this would come in handy for with my three boys! Thanks for the opportunity!

  50. Carolyn Daley says

    I would love to win because the laminator would help preserve photos my nephew draws for us. We could use it to make luggage tags, protect important documents, and use it for projects.

  51. kaila says

    I watch two great little boys and I can think of lots of thing and projects I can use this for to make activities for them

  52. Jill Myrick says

    I would love to win this so that I could laminate important art work that my children make and important documents that need to be sealed or laminated for protection.

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  53. susan smoaks says

    i would love to win. i have always wanted to have a laminator. i take so many things to work and have the HR lady laminate them for me. if i won i would do all my laminating at home.

  54. Jessica Holmes says

    I would like to win this prize because I am a teacher and constantly spend my own money laminating materials. It would be nice to have my own laminator!

  55. denise a says

    I am preserving my families history and would love one so that I can laminate old newspaper articles and family papers

  56. Melanie Comello says

    Quite honestly mostly for the same reason, to preserve some of my little ones drawings. I think it would be too cute for her to have them when she gets older. I also love the letters ideal and would love to try that with her as well. We’re not too far from attempting our first few tries of teaching her to write letters and numbers. This would just be perfect for that.

  57. heather c says

    I am a bit of a craft geek, but I don’t get to spend a lot of time doing it right now. New dog, teenager, new house to think about building, garden, etc. However, about 50% of my must-do crafts involve a laminator, so…perfect!

  58. Trisha McKee says

    I would love to win this because it would help with so many projects: scrapbooking, school projects my kids have, business cards….

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