You’ve devoted ours over the design and completion of a printed project and you couldn’t be happier with the results of your efforts. The colors are vibrant, the font is concise and the included logo is clear. The imagery perfectly reflects your brand and impresses with professionalism. Now you need to decide whether or not to laminate. Lamination applies a clear plastic film to a piece of paper, adhering the layers together. This achieves a very durable and professional finish that holds up longer than it would otherwise. Lamination accommodates much more than standard posters and signs. Business cards, menus and presentation folders can be enhanced and protected from a gloss or matte laminate. The laminate adds durability and increases longevity.
Some of the many benefits include:
- Protection – Laminate film consists of specific types of plastic, making it very durable. It protects printer materials from marks, spills and tears and can simply be wiped with a cloth without causing further damage. Lamination also combats the harmful consequences of UV rays and extends color intensity of the printed image. It is especially helpful for printed materials that will be outdoors and exposed to weather.
- Durability – If you’ve ever been finishing up a document and accidentally spilled your coffee on it, you understand the importance of a durable product. Lamination ensures important documents or prints are easier to clean with affecting the print. The material can hold up better to frequent use and rougher treatment. Because they need to be replaced less often, you save money.
- Appearance – Printed materials typically suffering from fading and wear and tear. When documents are displayed for safety purposes in potentially dangerous areas, maintaining legibility is essential. Adding lamination helps the material to last longer with a like-new appearance.