Month: November 2019

8 Reasons to Use Thermal Laminate Film

Lamination is used across many different markets in the print industry. From dog food packaging and cosmetics to menus and software packaging, we are seeing lamination films used more and more frequently. What makes lamination so popular? And why are we seeing it more often? Below are the top 8 reasons printed materials need lamination. Enhance – Premium lamination makes color more vivid, helping branded folded cartons, flexible packaging or labels stand out on a crowded retail shelf or inside the brown box on your doorstep. Durability – Some laminate films such as LuxeFilms® ScuffProof® and Karess® SmudgeProof are engineered...

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Everything you need to know about wrinkles in 1-sided lamination

The following recommendations are for general practice relating to 1-sided lamination and wrinkles. Every application is different and some instances may require an alternate solution. Verify Your Paper Grain The second number in the paper size indicates the dimension of the long grain. For example, if the paper is labeled 12”x18” it means it is long grain. The grain runs parallel with the long dimension, ie. if the paper is labeled 18”x12”, it is short grain. Feed the Grain Dimension Parallel to the Roller For lamination, it is normally recommended to feed the dimension that is parallel to the...

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Registration Many things are happening during the sleeking process that changes the size of the paper.  Some people will say the sheet grows as it runs between the heated rollers of the digital press or laminator.  The heat and pressure rolling it out like calendared plastic. Others will say no the sheet shrinks as the fibers are being dried out, as the heat and pressure wring the moister out of them. It could very well be both are true.  This could very well be what environment you print in.  Wet or Dry, what is the moisture content of the...

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