What does lamination mean?

What is lamination in print and when is it used?

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Lamination in print refers to a process where a thin plastic film is applied to the surface of printed material, such as paper or cardstock, to protect it from wear and tear and to enhance its appearance.

There are two main types of lamination: gloss and matte. Gloss lamination has a shiny finish, which can enhance colors and make images look more vibrant. Matte lamination has a dull finish, which can make colors appear more subdued.

Lamination can protect printed materials from moisture, fading, and damage from handling. It also makes the printed materials more durable and resistant to tearing, bending, and staining. Lamination also gives a professional look to the final product, making it more suitable for presentations, brochures, and other important documents.

The lamination process can be done by using a laminating machine, where the printed material is passed through rollers that apply the plastic film to the surface. The laminated material then goes through a process of heat and pressure which bonds the film to the paper.

Lamination is a cost-effective way of protecting and enhancing the appearance of printed materials, making them more suitable for long-term use and display.