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Matt Laminating FilmLaminating Film

Laminating film is perfect for adding the final touch to any printed materials, whether with a simple gloss shine or a tactile soft touch film to add a really luxurious finish. Laminating is different to encapsulation in that it is often just used for one side, for example on specialist packaging, rather than encapsulation which completely encloses printed material in a protective envelope. There are so many different types of laminating film that if you can’t see what you are looking for just get in contact with us and we’ll be happy to help.

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Why would I want to laminate print or packaging?

Laminating print and packaging involves covering materials with a thin layer of protective film, usually plastic. This process offers various benefits for both printed materials and packaging. Here are some advantages of laminating print and packaging:

Benefits of Laminating Print:

  1. Durability:
    • Laminating print provides a durable and protective layer that guards against wear and tear, extending the life of the printed material.
  2. Water Resistance:
    • The plastic film used in lamination is waterproof, providing resistance against water damage, spills, or exposure to damp environments.
  3. Stain Resistance:
    • Lamination creates a stain-resistant surface, making it easier to wipe off fingerprints, smudges, or other marks without damaging the printed content.
  4. UV Protection:
    • The lamination process provides a layer of UV protection, preventing the printed content from fading or yellowing due to exposure to sunlight or artificial light.
  5. Enhanced Appearance:
    • Laminating print adds a glossy or matte finish, enhancing the visual appeal of the material. It can make colours more vibrant and text more legible.
  6. Easy Cleaning:
    • The smooth, sealed surface of laminated materials is easy to clean with a damp cloth, maintaining a fresh and professional appearance.
  7. Improved Rigidity:
    • Lamination adds a level of rigidity to printed materials, reducing the risk of creases, bends, or tears.
  8. Tear Resistance:
    • Laminated materials are more resistant to tearing, ensuring that the content remains intact even with frequent handling.
  9. Writable Surface (Dry-Erase):
    • Some laminated materials allow for writing with dry-erase markers, making them suitable for reusable charts, maps, or instructional materials.
  10. Preservation of Information:
    • Lamination protects important information, such as posters, certificates, or reference materials, from damage due to handling, folding, or exposure.
  11. Customization Options:
    • Different types of laminates, including gloss, matte, or textured finishes, provide customization options to suit specific design preferences.

Benefits of Laminating Packaging:

  1. Enhanced Strength:
    • Laminating packaging materials adds strength, making them more resistant to tears, punctures, or other forms of damage during transportation and handling.
  2. Barrier Protection:
    • Laminated packaging can create a barrier against moisture, gases, and odours, preserving the freshness and quality of the packaged goods.
  3. Improved Shelf Life:
    • Laminated packaging helps extend the shelf life of products by protecting them from external elements that could lead to deterioration.
  4. Brand Visibility:
    • Laminated packaging enhances the visual appeal of product packaging, making it stand out on store shelves and attracting consumer attention.
  5. Security Features:
    • Laminated packaging can incorporate security features, such as holographic films or tamper-evident seals, to protect against counterfeiting or tampering.
  6. Easy Cleaning and Hygiene:
    • Laminated packaging materials are often easy to clean, promoting hygiene and ensuring that the product reaches the consumer in pristine condition.
  7. Print Protection:
    • Lamination protects the printed graphics and information on packaging, preventing ink from smudging, scratching, or fading.
  8. Versatility:
    • Laminating can be applied to various types of packaging materials, including labels, pouches, boxes, and cartons.
  9. Eco-Friendly Options:
    • Environmentally friendly laminates, such as biodegradable or recyclable films, are available for sustainable packaging solutions.
  10. Brand Differentiation:
    • Laminated packaging allows brands to differentiate themselves with unique and attractive designs, contributing to brand recognition and loyalty.

Laminating print and packaging is a versatile process that enhances both the visual appeal and functionality of materials. Whether used for printed collateral, posters, or product packaging, lamination contributes to a professional appearance and ensures the longevity of the materials.