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Encapsulation Roll FilmEncapsulation Films

Encapsulation films to be used on roll encapsulation machines in pairs of two rolls at once for protecting both sides of printed materials. Encapsulating means you fully cover the material in plastic, opposed to Laminating which is often just coating one side of a material in a protective plastic film. There are thousands of different types of laminating and encapsulating films, if you aren’t sure what you are looking for or can’t see it here give Presco a call to discuss.

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Why would I want to encapsulate printed material?

Encapsulating printed work involves sealing it within a protective layer of plastic film, typically using a laminating process. This process offers several benefits for preserving, enhancing, and protecting printed materials. Here are some advantages of encapsulating printed work:

  1. Durability:
    • Encapsulation provides a durable protective layer that guards against wear and tear, ensuring the longevity of printed materials.
  2. Water Resistance:
    • The plastic film used in encapsulation is waterproof, making the printed work resistant to water damage, spills, or environmental exposure.
  3. Stain Resistance:
    • Encapsulation creates a stain-resistant surface, making it easier to wipe off fingerprints, smudges, or other marks without damaging the printed content.
  4. Enhanced Strength:
    • The plastic film adds strength and rigidity to the printed material, reducing the risk of creases, bends, or tears.
  5. UV Protection:
    • Encapsulation provides a layer of UV protection, preventing the printed content from fading or yellowing due to exposure to sunlight or artificial light.
  6. Easy Cleaning:
    • The smooth, sealed surface of encapsulated materials is easy to clean with a damp cloth, maintaining a fresh and professional appearance.
  7. Improved Appearance:
    • Encapsulation enhances the visual appeal of printed work by adding a glossy or matte finish, depending on the type of plastic film used.
  8. Professional Presentation:
    • Encapsulated materials have a polished and professional appearance, suitable for presentations, displays, or any printed items intended for long-term use.
  9. Increased Thickness and Rigidity:
    • The encapsulation process adds thickness and rigidity to the printed work, giving it a substantial and high-quality feel.
  10. Writable Surface:
    • Some encapsulated materials allow for writing with dry-erase markers, making them suitable for reusable charts, posters, or other instructional materials.
  11. Tear Resistance:
    • The encapsulation process reinforces the material, making it more resistant to tearing and ensuring that the content remains intact.
  12. Preservation of Information:
    • Encapsulation protects important information, such as maps, charts, or reference materials, by preventing damage from handling, folding, or exposure to the elements.
  13. Customization Options:
    • Different types of plastic films and finishes provide customization options, allowing you to choose the level of gloss, matte, or texture that suits your design preferences.
  14. Versatility:
    • Encapsulation can be applied to a wide range of printed materials, including posters, maps, instructional guides, menus, and more.
  15. Easy Reprint or Replacement:
    • If the encapsulated material needs updating or replacement, the encapsulation can be cut open, and a new print can be inserted without damaging the underlying layer.

Encapsulation is a versatile finishing option that offers protection, longevity, and a professional appearance for various printed materials. Whether used for educational charts, marketing collateral, or frequently handled documents, encapsulation provides a reliable solution for preserving and enhancing printed work.