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Old 10-01-2017, 10:06 PM
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I found this stuff to be an improvement on the print-and-laminate system...

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You can fold it and put it in your pocket.


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I fold mine all the time Col and they get reused too if I go back to the area
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I fold mine all the time Col and they get reused too if I go back to the area
Ah - you must have that soft laminate stuff, Sandy? The pouches I have are way too stiff to fold - though good for lots of other things. What ones do you use?

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They are Sigma A4 80 micron pouches. I did a search and they didn't come up so they may be discontinued. There is 100 in a box and I have had them a long time

These came up in the search though.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fellowes-Im.../dp/B000NJUWME
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They are Sigma A4 80 micron pouches. I did a search and they didn't come up so they may be discontinued. There is 100 in a box and I have had them a long time

These came up in the search though.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fellowes-Im.../dp/B000NJUWME
Thanks for that, Sandy. I checked my ones and they are 2x75 (150) microns, so I'm not sure if that means your ones are 2x40 (80) microns? My ones come out stiff when put through on hot. I don't know if they work on cold - never tried it. I think the ones I remember as being really soft and pliable were at my ex-work. They were superb - left a sheet of paper like one of the new fivers. No idea what type they were.

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I'm not sure Col, it just says Laminate thickness: 80 microns.

Here are a couple of images one of used ones with folds and the other of new and one well used one going back to 2004

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I'm not sure Col, it just says Laminate thickness: 80 microns.
Thanks for showing me Sandy. Those are certainly way thinner than my 2x75 ones, so I'm guessing they're 2x40. You can order 2x40s on Amazon, so I have ordered a wee 25 pack to give them a try.

Meanwhile, I can recommend the waterproof untearable paper for doing much the same job.

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I have downloaded the full set of 1:50,000 UK OS maps from Memory Map onto my Ipad. Cost me 50 on special offer. Worth seeing if they have any offers.

They do other maps as well.

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Paper maps are ideal but your laminating idea is very good never thought of it. Never rely on I phones etc Battery goes flat then what do you do. Can't beat a map and a prismatic compass.
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I have maps, usually printed out at a couple of different scales to get more of the surrounding area in, GPS, with half a dozen spare batteries, and a compass when I go into the hills
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It is worth mentioning that they are widely available in local shops here.
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