Lamination_What you should know
Lamination is the bonding of a thin, transparent layer of film to the surface of a printed sheet. It can be applied to presentation folders, menus, loyalty cards, postcards, business cards, and packaging. Lamination creates a richer look and feel than just paper alone. Colors appear more brilliant and also add protection against scuffs, tears and spills.
- DO use lamination to make a printed piece more durable
- DO easily wipe laminated pieces clean if they get dirty
- DO apply lamination to one or both sides_ as a flood coating or spot lamination on specific elements
- Do choose gloss, matte or soft feel texture based on what your print design needs
- DON’T expect 100% color match, as lamination can shift color balance
- DON’T emboss due to potential laminate releasing can affect the look
- DON’T approve a proof before laminate has been applied if color is critical
- DON’T undervalue the longevity and cost effectiveness lamination can add to a printed piece!
Other coating offered
- UV coating
- Aqueous coating
UV and Aqueous coatings can be applied as full flood or spot application. This is great on flyers, brochures or catalogs when you need pictures or graphics to standout on a printed piece. You can also use UV or Aqueous coatings on Presentation folders, business cards and packaging as well.