When it comes to perfecting your prints, every stage is crucial, but to make an impact, lamination mustn’t be forgotten! Lamination is the stage that your prints are finalised to excellence by being coated in an ultra-thin layer of plastic that boosts quality and protection.
What types of lamination are there?
Gloss laminate, often used to coat glamourous magazine covers, provides a high-shine, charismatic finish to your print.
Differing from gloss, matte lamination provides an elegant, smooth finish to your print. This variation is commonly seen across sophisticated prints, such as event invitations.
Silk lamination provides a matte, luxurious finish with a slight fuzzy texture. You’ll see this variation commonly used on business cards or book covers.
The benefits of print lamination
Each variation of print lamination boasts a range of benefits, aside from their bespoke look and feel. These include:
- Increased protection
After pouring your mind, heart, and soul into the design of your print products, the last thing you’ll want to find is damage. Coating your print in a thin-layer of plastic will increase its durability and protection against natural wear and tear – perfect for menus that are frequently passed from customer to customer!
- Increased cleanliness
In the world we find ourselves living in, we are more concerned about hygiene than ever before. The ultra-thin plastic coating allows print materials, such as business cards, to be wiped over and cleaned before being passed around. Although, we are sure your business cards will be snapped up and held pride of place within one recipient’s card holder. There’ll be no sharing there!
- Deeper colour
Especially with gloss coatings, lamination can often deepen the colours on your print materials. Add vibrancy to the illustrations on your poster, enrich the tones of your business cards and add depth to your event invitations and be confident in your material’s ability to capture attention wherever they may be placed.
One thing to know about print products is it isn’t always just about the look – the feel counts as well. When laminating your prints, you are introducing the element of texture. Not only will your materials look great, but they will feel it, making them unputdownable! You will find this to be increasingly effective for brochures, business cards, and flyers. At Printingprogress, we are on hand to provide you with the ability to further perfect your prints. With support and assistance from design through to completion, you can guarantee that your printed materials will stand out from the rest – no matter their purpose. To find out more about how lamination can boost the quality, durability and feel of your print materials, get in touch. We will be happy to help in bringing your prints to life! Give us a call on 020 8290 1010 or email us at email@example.com.