Frequently asked questions about lamination, encapsulation or print finishing
Encapsulation, Print, and Lamination can be complicated. What finish should you go for? Which is the best material for my needs? Can my material be laminated? We aim to help answer these questions by providing the following FAQ. If you are still underusre, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
If the thickness of the laminate and media is quite thick, the squared edge can be quite sharp and stiff. For this reason, we would suggest radius cornering on thicker finishes. For thinner finish, it really comes down to personal preference.
A sealed edge will completely cover the edges of the media, preventing water or other contaminants from ruining the paper or media. Flush edges are fine for purposes where this is not important, such as business cards or similar.
The laminate film tends to come in a variety of different finishes. What you choose is dependant on your requirements. Gloss enhances the colour and appeal of your media, so is ideal for presentation pieces. Matt finishes on the other hand are better for readability as they reduce glare, so ideal for menus, identity cards,