Glossy lamination is the process of applying a transparent plastic film with a glossy finish to the surface of a paper product, enhancing the visual appeal of the paper product and adding thickness and durability, protecting the printed colors from fading or damage.
- Enhances the visual appeal of the paper product
- Adds thickness and durability to the paper product
- Protects printed colors from fading or damage
- Commonly used in applications such as paper bags, cover pages, and the external surfaces of paper boxes
Lamination is the process of applying a transparent plastic film to the surface of a paper product. Lamination can be divided into two types: glossy lamination and matte lamination. Gloss lamination provides a sparkling and colorful appearance that remains unchanged over time. It has a soft texture and a colorful surface pattern, making it an environmentally friendly building material that can be chosen based on changing color preferences.
Laminated films come in various types such as pearlized film, ordinary film, and imitation metal film to meet the diverse needs of consumers. Laminated films provide an opportunity for color personalization and are appreciated by both the sophisticated and the general public.
In specific applications such as product manuals, cover pages, and the external surfaces of paper boxes that are prone to wear and tear, lamination can offer protection. The laminated film is applied after printing but before folding and cutting. It must be transparent, have good toughness, uniform texture, no sand eyes or air bubbles, and a smooth surface. It is usually made of polypropylene material and pre-coated with a thermoplastic polymer adhesive for bonding with paper. Printing factories use hot-pressing rollers to firmly attach the laminated film to the paper.
Lamination provides a glossy surface that enhances the visual appeal of the paper product. It also adds thickness and durability to the paper, protecting the printed colors from fading or damage. While gloss coating can provide similar benefits, it can make thick paper brittle. In contrast, lamination provides flexibility and resilience to folded paper products.