I have the xyron and the purple cow. The xyron is good unless you want to seal something or cut it out without leaving a rim. I like the purple cow because it is a heat laminating and seals in what I am doing..like I can laminate a whole sheet of paper, then cut out what I want or make book covers etc. I got mine at acmoore 89.99 and it came with a whole bunch of pouches in different sizes. I used my 50% coupon so it came to about 45. It is less at hobby lobby and the refills are 20 12x12 pouches for 12.99....just keep your coupons..I often buy them when I can't find anything else to buy cant let a good coupon go to waste...I laminate anything that will sit still around here now it is alot of fun and sure comes in handy.