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don't ever try to laminate an ultrasound picture. I thought it would be an awesome way to preserve it and keep it nice, but what wound up happening is the black ink on the picture bled and turned the whole thing black. So now it's ruined. The doctor had 3 copies though, so I'm going to see if I can have one of the ones he has in my file at my next appointment, which is next Friday.
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replied October 3rd, 2007
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oh no! we always had posters up on our waiting room saying not to laminate Sad

i'm think you can scan them into your computer though
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replied October 3rd, 2007
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awe! I didn' t see one of those anywhere. I guess it doesn't really matter, it was at 6 weeks just to see the heartbeat and you could barely see anythign anyways. I just wanted to put it in one of those "first picture" frames. Thought it would be cute. I'm still going to try to get the extra copy he made though.
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replied October 3rd, 2007
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i hope you get it. i don't have nay of my scan photos anymore. i have no idea what happened to them
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replied October 3rd, 2007
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yea, i've seen ultrasounds on this website, so I think you can scan them. Maybe someday I'll figure out how to put one on this website. I haven't had time to sit and figure it out yet.
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you can scan them. i just take pictures of mine though (to post here) and they look fine.

i'm thinking if you wanted to "laminate" them, you could just cover them with that clear contact paper. i'd be afraid of messing it up somehow though.

all my ultrasound pics are in the firebox. finn's are scary but i still treasure them.
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robbie just informed me that the reason you can't laminate ultrasounds is that they are printed on thermal paper and the heat of the laminater activates all the ink
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replied October 3rd, 2007
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yep, that's exactly right
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why are finns scary, b?
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yeah you can scan them. ive still got my scan pictures on the pc
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Or you could scan them or take a picture of them and then print it on normal paper and then laminate it. That way you are not laminating the thermal paper.
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they have laminate stickies too, that you can buy not sure if its where you are though, but its not like heated laminate. my mom laminated my social security card with that, even though it says on them do no laminate but i have a new one since getting married anyways so oh well lol. they might even sell like a big sheet where u can cut to size maybe even. The ones we had were small ones like to cover things like business cards and stuff.
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replied October 3rd, 2007
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HcoBrunette06 wrote:
why are finns scary, b?


i didn't have any ultrasounds with him until 18 weeks. all i wanted were those adorable baby profile pics everyone is always showing off, a typical u/s shot. what i got were 2 frontal pics of him and he looked like an alien in one and the spawn of satan in another. they're locked away right now and i can't get to them or else i'd show you.

that was supposed to be my only u/s so i was sad, but then i had 2 more and got pics at one and i got my profile pic!
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