|or refund. If there was an error on our part, we will ship you a replacement and include return postage for you to return |
the item you received in error. For other returns, we are happy to offer an unconditional exchange, replacement, or
refund. Unfortunately, we can not refund original shipping costs; return shipping costs are also the responsibility of the
Laminate Information & Research
Our lamination method is supported by data from a clinical study of lamination formats. (Click here to read more about
that study.) We print our cards on heavy weight, environmentally sound papers (not card stock which can peel away from
the laminate). We use a 5 mil laminate that extends just to the edge of the cards (not beyond) and we round the corners
(to eliminate the tactile distraction of "pokey" corners and to add to their longevity).
Based on the results of the lamination study, we recommend the following lamination procedures:
|use 5 mil laminate (pouch or roll)|
|round the corners on all cards, preferably using a corner rounding machine (available as a hand punch at craft |
|stores or as a manual stack corner rounder such as the Diamond 1 or the CR-20 which can be found at many |
|paste or print material on heavy weight paper (32 lb.) NOT card stock (card stock tends to pull away from the |
|laminate; it does not adhere well and will have a shorter life than paper cards)|
When you laminate, we recommend leaving a cm or so of extra laminate around the edges of the cards. This will
improve their durability and longevity.
Click here for printable laminating recommendations.
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you product updates/news from time to time. We may also offer your information to other reputable Montessori
companies (like NAMTA, Montessori Services) with whom we have an established relationship and whose offerings
compliment our own and add to the great work of Montessori education. If you do not wish to receive our catalog or email
updates, please send us an email and let us know.
We are a Green Company
Our manufacturing and shipping practices are environmentally-friendly. We print our cards on high-quality, acid-free,
heavyweight papers made from tree-free and/or recycled fibers; we use a laminate with a non-toxic adhesive; we print
our correspondence and catalogs on recycled papers; we use recycled/recyclable shipping materials; and we recycle
everything we can. All products are made in the USA with careful attention to the environmental impact of our work.
Maitri Learning has evolved with the help, guidance, and input of many extraordinary individuals. Click here to read more.
About Our Founder
Julia Volkman, Maitri Learning’s Founder and President, has been
teaching children and mentoring teachers in private and public schools
since 1997. Currently, she is the Teaching Assistant for Harvard
University’s Mind, Brain, Health, and Education course (Extension
School), nearing completion of her master’s degree in psychology at
Harvard University (Extension School), a Montessori Mentor consulting
with public and private schools across the nation, a columnist for the
Public School Montessorian, and an intern supervisor for the Northeast
Montessori Institute (AMS). Ms. Volkman earned her AMI 3 to 6+
diploma from the Montreal Montessori Training Centre, a bilingual