How to Apply Laminate to a Paperback Book

by Theresa Digeronimo


  • Paperback book
  • Scissors
  • Squeegee
  • Book laminate
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather all your supplies.

    Step 2

    Measure the laminate to fit the book leaving one-inch excess around the edges. Cut the laminate.

    Step 3

    Remove the paper backing from the laminate and apply laminate to the paperback carefully.

    Step 4

    Press the laminate to cover the entire book.

    Step 5

    Use the squeegee to firmly press out all air bubbles and wrinkles from the front and back covers and along the spine.

    Step 6

    Cut the laminate diagonally at each corner. Cut the laminate on a diagonal at the spine of the book and cut straight across the base of the spine to remove excess laminate.

    Step 7

    Fold the laminate into the inside cover on the top, bottom, and side.

    Step 8

    Apply pressure with the squeegee to remove air bubbles and wrinkles.

    Step 9

    Your paperback is now protected and ready for shelving in your classroom or library.