Thursday, 20 February 2014

New Stuff laminating film

One of the cheapest and toughest foam covering materials is document laminating film. The RC community has nicknamed it New Stuff for some reason.

Initially I bought 10m each of 43 and 75micron laminate from for $1/m. That amount covered Le Fish fuselage three times, the wing twice, and the wing of my next ultra light build.

If you want larger quantities you can buy full rolls from a laminating supplies business. It works out much cheaper per metre.

I bought two GBC EZload laminate rolls
Updated GBC link (Thanks Lex_Dysia)

1.7mil (42.5micron) x 305mm x 100m
3mil (75micron) x 305mm x 60m

Price was $45/roll plus freight and GST and  it's perfect. Goes on easily with a warm clothes  iron (Wool setting) and it will cover many future planes.


  1. That is very useful packaging and laminating product .Thermal lamination film producer

  2. Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for all your good info.
    GBC seem to have restructured their web site, breaking your link. I think your link should now be:

    Regards, Lex_Dysia

    1. Excellent, thnaks for the update.

    2. The GBC/Neopost mob were out of local stock when I tried to order the other day. However I tracked down another mob selling laminate rolls in Aus. This crowd also allow pickup from their warehouse in BoxHill (Melbourne). I've just bought an 80 micron roll from them, & had excellent service - including a phone call advising my roll was sitting on their counter awaiting collection.