Mounting, Trimming & Laminating
You may want to frame one of your favorite photographs, but it could be a little worn around the edges or you may have an unwanted face or object in the image. If the edges are frayed, torn or worn, or there is something in the photo you'd rather cut out you can trim the photo. Make sure you have something that will cut the photo in a straight line such as a paper cutter, guillotine or trimmer.
Once you have trimmed it you should laminate it with a special coating to keep it from fraying at the edges. Lamination of a photo is generally sandwiching the photo between layers of plastic and sealing it with heat and/or pressure. A laminated photo will also help protect it from fingerprints, creases, sun damage, wrinkles, spills, stains, grease and general smudges. When your photo is laminated you can mount it in a display case or frame for people to see. Lamination machines are available or you can have your local photo shop do it for you. There are various types of lamination and methods of doing it. Lamination is also ideal for preserving posters, business cards and documents.
You may be able to find a laminator for as low as $50.