FAQs

Why should I laminate my project?

Are you tired of reprinting your menus? Lamination can enhance the finish and/or the durability of your print job, and even make it waterproof. We provide lamination in a wide variety of thicknesses and finishes.

What is 2 sided lamination?

2 Sided Lamination encloses a piece of paper on both sides with plastic film. It may be finished with a border/margin (encapsulation) which makes the piece waterproof. It may be trimmed flush to the paper, which looks better but allows moisture to penetrate the finished piece. The finished lamination can also be round cornered, hole punched, and more. Good For: Resturaunt Menus / Convention Badges / All Access Passes / Luggage Tags / Posters / Maps / Etc. Different films are used for offset printing and digital printing.

What is 1 sided lamination?

1 Sided Lamination is perfect for Book Covers or anything else which needs plastic on only one side. Normally uses a thin film laminate. Different finishes available. Paper must be oversize of the image and trimmed to size after lamination. We need 1/2″ around all four sides of the finished image for this laminating process. For example: A 12″ x 18″ sheet would have a maximum image size of 11″ x 17″ to be covered by laminate.

What is rigid vinyl lamination?

Similar to a credit card but available in greater thicknesses up to .12 total thickness. Good For: Evacuation / Waypoint Signage / Lockout Tags / Anything where extra rigidity is required. Several Finishes available (Gloss, Matte, Satin, Linen). Much more expensive than film lamination. A unique product. Pieces can not exceed 22″ x 30″.

How should my job be laminated?

First determine what you want to accomplish. Do you just want a thin finish? Or is durability your concern? We are available to guide you through the selection process. Samples are available. 

What finishes are available?

Gloss is the most common. Also available is Matte / Satin / Gloss Dry Erase / Velvet Soft Touch / And more

Can you help me learn how to laminate?

Yes! Of course! We sell laminating machines and supplies, both for home, office, school, and commercial use. We can help you learn how to use them. 

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