The primary reason businesses tend to invest in laminated paper products, is durability. Laminated paper is a transparent film that bonds printed pieces, adding protection to frequently used prints as well as strength and ultimately extending the shelf life to its quality. Another reason lamination is popular for business purposes, is that it often enhances the appearance of the printed piece by sharpening the colour of the ink. For prints that need to withstand frequent use, handling, or even conditions, while also retaining quality - lamination is the perfect solution for many businesses.
Main benefits of laminate paper:
- Durability, strength and longevity
- Improvement of printed appearance by enhancing the colour and quality of the ink
- Lamination is completely transparent and does not blur or blemish the prints
- Lamination is a reasonable cost, and extends the life of a print (saving money on reproduction)
- Protection against fingerprints, stains or spills, tears, wrinkles, wear from oil, grease, dirt, moisture, etc.
Here are just a few common ways businesses use laminate paper:
Frequently handled items
Laminate paper provides durability and longevity to pieces that are designed to be handled or used often. For restaurants, menus and bar menus, placemats, promotional cards, etc. are great candidates for lamination. Other businesses might have items like price lists, educational or training materials, banners, business cards, ID cards or membership cards. Schools and academia frequently laminate pieces like maps, certificates, bookmarks, posters, etc.
Promotional materials & signage
Lamination gives any print the appearance of higher quality, so many businesses use it to enhance their marketing or promotional materials. Since you can also laminate in large or wide formats, it is often ideal for signage, or unique marketing pieces. This could include trade show banners, signage, floor graphics, POP displays, window graphics or even vehicle graphics. Lamination machines are remarkably robust and flexible, allowing you to be creative with your promotional pieces without taking away from the quality or adding enormous costs.
In these cases, businesses rely on the strength of lamination to ensure critical print pieces don’t succumb to wear and tear of the conditions they are in. In environments such as dirty, damp, or even outdoor spaces, lamination on printed pieces is absolutely required. For example, businesses laminate items like machinery hazards, maintenance procedures, operating or safety instructions, hang tags, outdoor signage, rules/regulation posters, etc. Often, these items are used in a factory or manufacturing setting, placed in vehicles/machinery, or even outdoors where the weather can be extreme.
Talk to us about the ways your business uses lamination, and we’ll help you find the best-fit lamination machine and supplies for your needs.