Lamination and History
Several years back, when we wanted to give nice finishing to a book, a box, a briefcase or a photo album, the only way was to use a canvas "Buckran" (leather imitation), which we limited much in the visual presentation.
Fortunately, lamination arrived and now allows us to strengthen our printed on all kinds of paper and cardboard, and then turn the final product.
What type of film you need for your project ?
Lamination gives your prints a luxurious and prestigious finish while giving them some visual weight.
In addition, it extends the life of your documents, because it protects the printed surface and strengthens the paper and cardboard ... and without cracking. If you want to finish your projects well, lamination is the obvious choice!
What are the points that I need to respect ?
To help us deliver your projects to fruition, we need to work togheter, with all the subcontractors. That's why we ask you to follow a few small criteria:
We ask you to have ½ inch (1 centimeter) free around the press sheet, it mean, without ink and without waterbase (or primer). For example, in a 19x25, printing must be maximum 18x24. We are able to produce work with less margin but always with a view to optimize the efficiency and timeliness, it is best to respect that margin.
It is always important to identify your pallets. If there are sheets to keep separate (wastes or defaults), it would be better to clearly identify and to separate these sheets to avoid any possible mixture. In this way, chances that sheets might be mixed by any subcontractor are low.
It is always advisable not to put waterbase or primer on your sheets. They seal the ink and the slow drying process and evaporation of VOC in the inks. By cons, we understand and we laminate sheets with waterbase every day. It may be worth noting that for solid color, such as black, red and blue, the waiting time before and after lamination can play a key role in the adhesion of the lamination on the press sheet .
To produce with your order, we absolutely need a purchase order with complete informations of your company. If not, we will have to put your work on hold and wait for a complete purchase order. It is always a good thing to send your purchase order before receiving orders to reserve your press time. You can send them by fax at (514) 933-9764 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.