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1.0 out of 5 stars PRODUCT NOT AS DESCRIBED, 26 Mar 2010
This review is from: Laminating Pouches 150 Micron, 100 Pack, A4 (Office Product)
This product is clearly not 150 Micron. When we received the Cathedral "150 Micron Laminating Pouches" we were very disappointed at the resultant flimsy and fragile lamination, even when using medium-heavy weight paper. We compared this product to laminating pouches made by Fellowes and were astounded to see that one Fellowes 125 Micron A5 pouch - supposedly thinner and half the size - was almost the SAME weight as the Cathedral 150 Micron A4 pouch. The Fellowes 125 Micron A5 pouch weighed 10g. The Cathedral 150 Micron A4 pouch weighed 11g. We then bought some Fellowes 125 Micron A4 pouches, and compared the weight. The Fellowes one weighed 19g, compared to the 11g Cathedral one. When purchased as a box of 250, the Fellowes pouches are actually each less expensive than these Cathedral ones, and therefore considerably better value as well as better quality. There is no comparison. The Cathedral product is not as described, and the results were deeply unsatisfactory.
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Initial post: 8 Apr 2012 09:04:15 BDT
Mrs. L. Fry says:
Very informative review. I am in the process of buying my first laminator and pouches and this review has pointed me in the right direction! Many thanks.

Posted on 3 May 2012 14:07:33 BDT
Mr. C. Pugh says:
It clearly says on packet size is 2x75 Micon = 150 micron. Others some times say 125 each side = 250 micron.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 08:02:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 May 2014 13:33:58 BDT
I don't know what it says on your packet, but on the Cathedral one we bought it simply stated 150 microns, which it clearly was not. Our Cathedral pack contained pouches that weighed much less than other manufacturers' products - as I said in the review - Since my original post, we've been through several makes of 150 micron pouches, and all of them are superior to the Fellowes product. If the Cathedral product weighs less than other makes, each stating 150 micron, then the Cathedral product remains inferior. In the end, if you're looking for a quality 150 micron product, avoid this one, whatever it says on the wrapper.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2013 20:31:13 BDT
I have to agree, i bought some tesco own brand which was supposedly lighter that these 125 micro, but the flmsyness of these along with the finished product did not impress. The sadness is i have another 80+ of this rubbish to get through before i can buy decent. Not impressed not happy.

Posted on 10 Apr 2014 19:02:01 BDT
To help out prospective buyers, I thought I'd share my personal experiences with the pouches discussed.

Cathedrals 150 micron pouches consist of 2 sides of 75 microns, these are ideal for laminating handouts as they are light weight and flexible yet are still protected and waterproof.

The original comment is comparing A5 to A4 which which is not a fair comparison, naturally an A5 laminate would feel more rigid due to it being half the size and to compare value, that is impossible as an A5 pouch would be useless for someone who wants to laminate an a4 sheet!

Cathedral also do a heavyweight 250 micron A4 pouch which is a lot more rigid when laminated and I have used them for more permanent signage.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2014 19:13:10 BDT
Actually the original comment was comparing the weight of the A4 Cathedral pouches at 11g to Fellowes A4 pouches reported at 19g. The A5 was mentioned only because the Cathedral A4 pouches weighed only 1g more than a Fellowes A5 pouch. The Cathedral pouches ARE inferior to Fellowes of same size...test it out for yourself, but I stand by my comments. How can a pouch weighing half of that of another manufacturer be the same quality. Ridiculous.

Posted on 22 May 2014 13:24:55 BDT
C. R. Amos says:
Fellowes pouches always state the thickness of 1 side, so Fellowes 125 pouches are actually 125 per side (250 in total) that is why they are thicker.

Most other manufacturers give the size in total microns, so Cathedral 150 micron pouches are 75 microns per side.

That will explain why the fellowes 125 pouches are thicker than the cathedral 150 micron ones.

The Fellowes 80 pouches (80+80) would be the nearest to the Cathedral 150 pouches (75+75)

It frequently leads to confusion, the best way to judge is to get the total thickness and the thickness per side, then you can compare more easily

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2014 13:29:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 May 2014 13:30:38 BDT
Or just weigh them to see the vast difference between the rubbish and the better product...
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