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    Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    I have a laminated piece of paper that my son always used to write on with a wet/dry erase marker (I don't really know which). I recently came across it and I want to preserve what's written on it. Anyone have any ideas about making that marker that's on the page currently permanent?


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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Quote Originally Posted by tec71 View Post
    I have a laminated piece of paper that my son always used to write on with a wet/dry erase marker (I don't really know which). I recently came across it and I want to preserve what's written on it. Anyone have any ideas about making that marker that's on the page currently permanent?
    Nothing earth shattering but my first thought would be to re-laminate it


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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    workable fixative maybe?



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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    Nothing earth shattering but my first thought would be to re-laminate it
    THIS

    I've done this at work a few times when a student has done something really cool, or something I want to keep as an example of work.
    Can usually be done at any copy/store/fed-ex/kinkos type place.

    Also Target sells some fairly cheep home laminators.



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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    THIS

    I've done this at work a few times when a student has done something really cool, or something I want to keep as an example of work.
    Can usually be done at any copy/store/fed-ex/kinkos type place.

    Also Target sells some fairly cheep home laminators.
    This was my first thought. I was a little worried heating it up, that it might make the ink run. But if you say it works I'll have to take it in and give it a try.


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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    take a picture of it.


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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    take a picture of it.
    This was going to be my suggestion, too.



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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Quote Originally Posted by tec71 View Post
    This was my first thought. I was a little worried heating it up, that it might make the ink run. But if you say it works I'll have to take it in and give it a try.
    The worst I've had is a few air bubbles trapped in between.
    Now that you say it - I'm not sure I've used it with Dry-Earse. Think they are always using VisaVis style markers. Not sure it that will make a difference or not.

    Either way, best of luck and hope it works for you!



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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    take a picture of it.

    Yep I got that done right away when I found it, but I want to make sure I try to keep the actual one as well.


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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    The worst I've had is a few air bubbles trapped in between.
    Now that you say it - I'm not sure I've used it with Dry-Earse. Think they are always using VisaVis style markers. Not sure it that will make a difference or not.

    Either way, best of luck and hope it works for you!
    I actually think that it's VisaVis style markers, although I'm waiting to hear back from his teacher. I can't afford to mess it up. It's been this way for about two years and has survived in a pile of papers so far so we'll see.


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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Quote Originally Posted by tec71 View Post
    I actually think that it's VisaVis style markers, although I'm waiting to hear back from his teacher. I can't afford to mess it up. It's been this way for about two years and has survived in a pile of papers so far so we'll see.
    Maybe just slap it between a couple pieces of clear contact paper?

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    Re:Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    They were visa vis. So I'll try laminating it. Thanks everyone for your thoughts.



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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Quote Originally Posted by tec71 View Post
    I have a laminated piece of paper that my son always used to write on with a wet/dry erase marker (I don't really know which). I recently came across it and I want to preserve what's written on it. Anyone have any ideas about making that marker that's on the page currently permanent?
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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Get a piece exactly like it, mark it up, and practice re laminating. Do this lots of times before doing the real thing. I can only image how important the original is.


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    Re: Making wet/dry erase permanent?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Get a piece exactly like it, mark it up, and practice re laminating. Do this lots of times before doing the real thing. I can only image how important the original is.

    Agree with Brian. One thing on some of our dry erase stuff that has worked (not on purpose) is drawings that have been left a long time to dry out.
    Wondering if a blowdryer on the marker before laminating might help speed up that process.
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