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Our Range of Laminates (Celloglazes)

If you need help selecting the right laminate for your product, or if you just want more information on laminating in general, please refer to the guide below.

Laminating vs Encapsulation

What is the difference between laminating and encapsulation?

Laminating (also known as celloglazing) adds a thin, transparent plastic coating to your printing and is trimmed flush to the edge. Laminating can be used for both protective and aesthetic purposes. As laminating is trimmed to the edge of the printing and does not overlap, it is not waterproof (water can still come into contact with the edge of the paper sandwiched between two layers of laminate). Laminating is available in different types (gloss, matt, velvet, etc..) and can be applied to one, or both sides of a printing job.

Encapsulation is a thicker layer of plastic which is applied to both sides of a printing job. When printing is encapsulated, the plastic layer (on both sides) extends past the edge of the printing and is heat sealed together. This traps (or encapsulates) the printing fully in plastic making it waterproof.

Encapsulation is not a product we specialise in, however if this is something you need, please contact us by clicking here we will try to provide an alternative for you.

Matt Laminate

Our most popular laminate. With a smooth finish which reduces glare, it looks especially eye-catching with lighter backgrounds and colours. Matt Laminate is a durable finish.

Gloss Laminate

Producing a high shine finish. Gloss laminate helps bring out vibrant colours and works particularly well on darker backgrounds. Our most durable option, Gloss Laminate is exceptionally low marking.

Velvet Laminate

Velvet Laminate has an ultra soft velvety finish which reduces glare. It is particular striking on lighter backgrounds and colours. Our most premium finish, velvet laminate can be prone to light marking.

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