In order for printed products to have a beautiful prestigious look and last longer, post-printing processing of printed products is used, one of the most popular areas of which is lamination. With its help, products are protected from negative influences and receive additional decorative properties. In the “First Exemplary Printing House” you can order lamination as a separate service or in conjunction with the production of printing. You can laminate business cards, certificates, postcards, badges, banners, posters, folders, books and other paper products.
What is lamination for? How is the process carried out? What are the nuances at each stage? We offer you to understand in more detail the features of lamination and choose the post-printing processing of products that will correspond to the goals and objectives of the printing industry.
Lamination for beauty and practicality
The lamination procedure is the covering of a paper product with a special film. It is produced on special equipment – a laminator, which are of two types – roll and batch. The main working tool for most orders is a roll laminator, it is relevant for a variety of formats, sizes, circulations, performs both one- and two-sided lamination of printed products, as well as some other post-printing methods. As for the batch devices, they are compact and allow you to work with formats up to A3 inclusive and in small editions.
Lamination is a useful procedure that affects both the aesthetic and practical functions of the printing industry. Using a thin transparent film, you can protect the product from external factors, including:
- Humidity, exposure to water and, as a result, the appearance of fungus, mold.
- Ultraviolet, under the influence of which images fade, lose contrast, clarity.
- Air pollution, in particular dust and dirt, which is almost impossible to wash off the paper cover.
- Intensive use, resulting in a shabby appearance, worn and greasy edges.
- Paper tears, wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles.
Also lamination of printed products:
- Improves the color of the image, which positively reflects on the visual appearance of printing.
- Adds rigidity, strength and resistance to various factors.
- Does not distort printing as the film is completely transparent.
- Saves money on reprints, as it helps to preserve the acceptable appearance of products.
Varieties of lamination
If you are already convinced that covering the paper with a film protects it from damage, we suggest that you figure out what types of lamination can be offered by “First Exemplary Printing House”, and which option to choose in each case.
Our printing house offers cold and hot lamination, depending on the further operating conditions of the printing industry. In the first case, the film is applied using a press under high pressure or glued with a special glue. It looks like tape is being glued to the paper surface, although the quality and strength of the lamination is several times higher than the strength of the tape.
In hot lamination, the film is applied at high temperatures. It is believed that this method is of better quality and more durable, but it is not relevant if the printing industry is constantly exposed to heat. So, hot lamination of printed products is not suitable for placing sheets in direct sunlight.
The film used for application is of several types:
Glossy products are more common, as this service costs less. At the same time, the color rendition and saturation of shades under the glossy film are much better. It gives the product a prestigious professional shine that sets it apart from other papers. The only drawback of gloss is the impossibility, if necessary, to make notes with a pen or pencil. But if this is an image printing, this type of film is best suited.
Matte lamination film gives the product the appearance of thin plastic. It has a discreet charm, allows you to write on the product with a pen. This may be relevant for promotional products, where you need to indicate the duration of the promotion or a phone number for communication. The color palette of matte products is not so rich, but clearer. The information does not reflect on the sun and is perfectly visible in any light.
The texture allows you to tactilely distinguish your products from others. Textured films that are pleasant to the touch are great for decorative items. Such a film is not cheap, so you should not “scatter” textured printing. It is relevant for small editions. Volumetric lines and strokes do not interfere with the acquaintance with the information, therefore, textural advertising can indicate all the same information as on the smooth.
The materials from which the film is made are also important. This could be:
- Polyester is the most transparent.
- Polyvinyl chloride – elastic and excellent shape holding, used for texturing.
- Polypropylene – suitable for one-sided lamination.
The thickness of the material can be from 24 to 250 microns. The thicker it is, the stronger it is. However, small characters can lose their readability through a large thickness.
Order lamination of printing in Kharkov
“First Exemplary Printing House” offers favorable prices for lamination of documents, advertising printing, periodicals and other products. The cost of the service depends on many factors and is discussed on an individual basis.
To laminate the cover in Kharkov, call the phones indicated on the website or come to our office. Our printing house employs experienced and qualified employees who will help you understand all the nuances of lamination and complete the task quickly, accurately and reliably.