Hello people, and a happy new year !
Some months ago I printed the Deep Sky Hunter star atlas. I really like it, the amount of info it provides is just right, not over-loaded charts, but stars down to 10.2m and DSOs down to 14.0m. Laminating the charts would have been too expensive here, so I put them into plastic sleeves and bought a A3 portofolio. The total cost was about 22$. Here a pic:
I also decided to buy a red headlamp, for reading the charts in the dark while keeping the eyes dark-adapted. But headlamps with red LEDs were also too expensive, so I bought a 7$ one and put a thin red cardboard circle in front of the LED, resulting in a nice, uniform red light.
Holding the charts on my lap wasn't too comfortable so I found a way to stick them to the telescope, using a small magnet. Now it's very comfortable to read the chart and then view through the eyepiece, since these are close to each other and in the same direction:
The total cost of this complete "kit" was less than 30$, and it really gives a comfortable way to read individual star atlas charts in the dark. I thought it might help you as well.