I purchased these pouches to go with a laminator I just purchased. I have a plant nursery and wanted to make laminated signs for the plants that are for sale. I quickly found out that the color pictures of the plants faded a lot, so I printed more signs using just black ink. This was better but they fade to much after 3 months. Being a newcomer to laminating, I didn't realize that there were UV protected pouches available and that I should buy those. They will be more expensive, but if they do the job it really won't be more expensive because I won't have to repeat making the signs as often. These pouches work well in the laminator and I would be happy with them if my signs didn't fade from the sun. I recommend these pouches for items that will not be in the sun for a length of time, but they are not the right ones for my purpose. I will not be ordering them again.