Gloss or Matte Lamination

Lamination is the process of applying a thin layer of plastic to paper or card sheets to enhance and protect the printed surface. Common types of laminate are gloss, matt.

In the printing industry, lamination refers to the process of bonding a clear plastic film onto printed matter. There are 2 kinds of lamination, cold and hot lamination. Cold lamination does not involve any heat in the process while hot does. Both forms of lamination is to make print stronger and more durable. 

The bonding can be applied to one or both sides of the printed piece. For example, for posters, lamination is typically applied to the side where the image is printed. For lamination of restaurants menus, both sides will be laminated. This protects the piece from stains, tears, moisture and other hazards that can damage or ruin it altogether.

The choice of matte or gloss depends on your requirements. Gloss laminates appear fresher and newer than matte laminates but the glare can make the printed matter difficult to read at certain angles.

Talk to us and let us know your requirements so we can better recommend you the right kind of laminate.