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Thermal & Cold Lamination

“Lamination is a very thin clear layer of plastic used for protecton of sun light, product decoration and strongness, mounted on the upper layer of object.”

Lamination Machine, BOPP Matte Film, Bopp Gloss Film

Lamination is a terms of applying a thin poly film on the document and commercial printing products. Usually lamination on the document, thickness of bopp (30-120 micron) commonly used for making effective looks and protection of the product. It may be for the strongness of packing or safety of water etc.

24-51 microm film comes in a roll form and above in a form of pouch It may be in reel for or flat lamination sheet. Higher micron is fit for flat lamination such as lamination for a document such as Certificate,

Thermal and cold lamination; let’s start with the first definition. If you wish to protect a large-format print from moisture, fingerprint oil, and such, you would coat the sheet with film laminate.

You could cover one side of the poster printing run with film, or you could even cover both, the back and front with separate sheets, effectively sealing the custom printing paper completely into a plastic pouch of sorts.

This is what is done with some restaurant menus and plate mats since they receive rough treatment and endure multiple spills. Basically, there are two types of lamination as thermal and cold film,

Thermal process film adhered to the paper on the basis of heat where cold process works on such as one side with adhesive or glued while laminating. the cost per square inch comes higher but the best option for quality lamination. for better lamination product is also the part of quality printing as well as during printing job have to control powder in proper order otherwise lamination not adhered to the paper properly.

Thermal and cold lamination Uses

Large Format Print Lamination,

Brochure, catalog, business card, presentation folder, posters and table calendars, and so many business collateral materials.

Thermal Laminated Docket Folder
Thermal Laminated
Docket Folder
Cold Laminated Brochure
Cold Laminated Brochure

Availability of Lamination Film

There are available roll and flat form of lamination film for small to bigger document with variation 22 microns to 150 micron

Lamination for stationery printing items temporary identity card, certificate, Tabel Manu Card required 125-micron flat lamination, etc.

For bulk and large size, lamination required roll form lamination film

These rolls are available in 12″, 13″, 14″, 15″, 20″, 23″, 25″, 28″ and 30 inch matte and gloss available

Thermal Matte and Gloss Lamination Machine

Thermal Matte or Gloss Lamination
Thermal Matte or Gloss Lamination

Why we do it?

Flat sheet lamination after press applied onto the product to protect from printing ink, avoid oily finger, water and enhance durability etc. and give good feel and touch as entire sheet both sides adhered with film even hot or cold process various type film like matte, gloss and velvet etc. in some case if we the sheet curl on another side due to stretch or moisture come from another side so recommendation is to laminate both sides to avoid curling.

Lamination film is basically high-pressure roll starting 300mm to 1200mm wide roll, length any size from one-sided sticky applied on the sheet oversize lamination on printed area later on trimmed out as per actual required. Hess ale free lamination required 250 gsm if we do less than this always the risk to paper, whereas there are matte, gloss, and velvet depend own as you wish.

Business Cards –  Thermal and Cold Lamination (Matte and Gloss).

What is the thickness of the lamination film?

The thickness of lamination film comes in micron, usually, these lamination is used 20 microns onward up to 40 microns on real form and 120 gsm microns on sheet form.

Thermal Lamination or Cold Lamination which one is the best?

Thermal lamination is always the best option. because of thermal lamination never remove from the object. It takes a long-lasting solution. Mostly qualitative product is made thermal

Know 5 Tips Before Thermal Laminate.

  1. Make dust free and dry out object
  2. Don’t apply thermal lamination lower than 170 gsm it may cause paper roll out.

What is the maximum size in width for thermal lamination?

Usually, more than 95% of lamination film and lamination is made 32″ in wide size are but a less lamination are who can laminate up to 40″ wider.  This lamination is mostly done on the corrugated boxes for industrial machinery packaging.

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Suresh Kumar

Hi, I am, Suresh Kumar, run a printing shop & online print store in India. Profession by a Graphic Designer | Digital Marketer | Printing Industry Expert | Printing Blogger. Deals in: All kinds of Printing and Publishing Services as well as Graphic Designing, Offset, Digital, Screen Printing, Digital Signage, Corporate Gifting Material, Event Material Printing, etc. We are based in New Delhi India, near Indira Gandhi International Airport, and provide our services in India and all major countries. As we have a skilled team in the various printing sector to provide the best services.

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