If you’ve ever held a license, key card or library card chances are you’ve seen lamination. If you pull out your wallet chances are something in their is laminated! Lamination is an alternative the popular UV Coating that’s been all the rage the past couple years in the printing business. The only difference being, lamination offers far superior protection. In fact, Lamination is the best protection you can offer a printing project.
WHAT IS LAMINATION?
Lamination works by bonding with your print to create a water, UV and all around fool-proof protection for any printed media.
LAMINATING SERVICE OPTIONS
When ordering laminating services for your printing project it’s important to know the level of protection you will need. Will your print be handled every day? Pulled in and out of a wallet? Will your print need to be protected from bad weather? Maybe waters not an issue, but what about the sun? These are all questions that you should ask yourself. Protection isn’t the only consideration. There is also the question of look and feel!
1. PROTECTION LEVEL
As we stated above, the type of lamination your project should utilize is dependent upon how it will be used. We offer 4 levels of laminated protection – 1.7, 3, 5 and 10. These numbers represent thickness in “Mils”. This does not stand for Millimeters! A “Mil” is a measurement that equals one-thousandth of an inch, or 0.001 inch.
2. FINISH & TEXTURE
Now that we have a grasp on the protection level of lamination it’s time to jump into style! The two most common lamination finishes are Matte and Gloss. The names being descriptors of how they look and feel. The Matte Finish is a Flat/Dull toned down option that isn’t so in your face. While the Gloss finish gives you that Shiny/Glossy pop reminiscent of a freshly waxed sports car. Finish isn’t the only option when it comes to lamination. There’s also texture to think about. If you are interested in different textures please contact us about our special order lamination options!
We are able to laminate up to 38″ wide by however long you need. This is the max size we are able to laminate and we do not offer all protection levels at this size. Please contact us for more information on our laminating service.
Our laminating service can be used for any volume project! There is no minimum or maximum order quantity. However many you need!
Our Laminating Service is the best way to keep your high-quality prints in tip-top3 shape for years to come!
There is no real proofing process for lamination. If you need to see a print before we proceed please contact us.
Lamination pricing is dependent on the size of the artwork being laminated, protection level and quantity of prints. With this being the case lamination can vary from affordable to pricey.
Our Laminating Service turnaround is job dependent. Depending on size and quantity laminating services can actually be pretty quick.
If you are interested in adding laminating service to your next print project please contact us for more information!