28 May 2021

Helping You Choose the Ideal Laminator

Laminating machines from AfterPrint are available in all shapes and sizes. If you have never used one of these machines before you could have plenty of questions.

For this blog, we will guide you through the laminators that will suit your specific requirements.

Laminators Explained

Essentially there are three types of laminating machines; ones that use pouches, film and UV liquid to coat the print. Additionally, they can be used for applying digital foil and spot UV type effects.

Why Should I Laminate?

Laminating enhances, protects and preserves print, whether it is a certificate, business cards or a vehicle wrap. It also improves the appearance of print, with deeper and brighter colours and improved contrast.

Laminated materials give you a high-quality finish plus it is an essential part of professional printing for brochures, leaflets and business cards. Remember that enhanced prints attract and retain the attention of viewers more than plain or poor quality print.

There are a number of different laminator film finishes and lamination pouch types available. Matt and gloss are frequently used finishes but soft-touch, sandtex, anti-graffiti are popular for outdoor use plus eco-friendly biodegradable.

What is digital foil and spot UV effects?

Some laminators can also be used to apply digital foil, which provides a cost-effective way to add stunning effects and embellishments to print. With no dies or setup required, digital foiling can be offered on-demand by printers on short-run digital print plus personalisation. The results are fantastic with metallics, coloured and holographic effects available plus you can even achieve a spot UV type effect with a clear film on the same system.

Get in touch with any questions

If you have any questions about After Print’s range of laminators and their capabilities, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

We are also the leading providers of paper guillotines, binding machines, booklet makers and cutter creasers.