If you’ve ever found yourself in a jam because somebody foolishly laminated a document that you needed, perhaps a clerk working for the government, or maybe just an office coworker (but probably the government clerk thing), you’ve probably felt like a sap. In some cases, renewing these documents can cost a whopping $65. Some might call this a retarded money grab that has no place in our society since we pay and file taxes and they should have records to affirm our existence in this country, especially since we renew drivers’ licenses every five years and plates every year, not to mention renewing our health cards regularly, all at their request-by-mail, but not me. I happen to think the government is quite justified, and I am planning on framing my new certificate, so long as that doesn’t void it in some way.
Now, (since I’ve been given a new flimsy sheet of paper that will probably rip in a month so that I’ll need to pay another $65 upon my return to Canada from vacationing in Hungary), I can test advice given to people wanting to remove lamination from thus-void (and valid alike) documents. Please partake in the removal of lamination from these documents for pleasure purposes only, as de-laminating something that has no value (e.g., an old document of some kind, deemed to be void by lamination) in Canada is likely punishable by some law drafted in the 1880s. They’ll probably hang you by your teeth from a power line or something.
I used this method:
How to remove a laminated document
This method did not work for me upon experimentation on a useless, old document just now. The paper itself began to split in half at the edges (which in itself is amazing, since paper doesn’t generally seem to be splittable). Try it. If it does work for you, leave a comment letting me know how you did it. I tend to suck at ironing, so maybe that’s my deal.
Ah so. It turns out that cold lamination is much more of a (as Miklos’s dad would say) “you fucked, buddy” situation, as they stick to the document itself and don’t just seal in the paper. Well, that is a shame. I’m moving to Japan.
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