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What are Lamination Rolls and Films
Laminate films are used to protect printed material such as book covers, menus, business cards, postcards, and flyers - just to mention a few of the applications. Leading Edge brings you a full range of laminate film solutions. Included in our line-up is a wide array of standard and specialty finishes, offered in several adhesive types to accommodate the various needs of our customers. Our premium range of... Read More
What are Lamination Rolls and Films
Laminate films are used to protect printed material such as book covers, menus, business cards, postcards, and flyers - just to mention a few of the applications. Leading Edge brings you a full range of laminate film solutions. Included in our line-up is a wide array of standard and specialty finishes, offered in several adhesive types to accommodate the various needs of our customers. Our premium range of LAMAPLY™ Trade Laminate is being utilized in multiple industries for its reliability and longevity. These quality lamination rolls have strong adhesive properties for offset prints and water based inks that make them highly reliable for use on a range of substrates. Available in a variety of dimensions, our collection offers 1 mil, 1.1 mil, 1.7 mil, 3 mil, 5 mil, and 10 mil thicknesses to best suit your needs. With our in-house converting facility, we can offer our laminate film in nearly any size, thickness, or finish.
Uses of lamination rolls and films
These films are designed with barrier properties that prevent moisture, damaging UV, and other elements from passing through to the printed substrate. It offers physical protection to your prints as a laminated sheet becomes tearproof, and can be waterproof if encapsulated by laminate on both sides.
Laminate on folded cartons has become a very popular finishing option in the packaging market, due to the wide range of fine finishes we offer. Because consumers are motivated to buy when they find a luxuriously packaged item, our laminate options can bring the needed attention to consumable products in competitive industries.
Labels and stickers
Laminate films are an excellent material for labels and stickers. They provide a sharp and vibrant look to the finished product. Quality films at Leading Edge maintain integrity and legibility over time which makes them an ideal choice for creating labels and stickers.
Our laminate films are available in a diverse range of patterns, and textures to create an attractive and eye-catching appearance. Nearly all our specialty films are glueable/stampable, meaning they have a high dyne level that accepts foil stamping, spot UV, Scodix, MGI, and glued applications such as pocket folders and folded cartons.
How to Choose the Best Lamination Rolls and Films
Application and product type
To choose the best laminates for your application you must first consider what your finished product will be. For example, if you are laminating one side of a print you will need a thin laminate film that doesn’t curl after the laminating process. If you want a high-end business card or marketing piece, you might consider a specialty film such as our FeatherTOUCH™ laminate. Perhaps you are looking to laminate menus to create a waterproof and durable print that can be used many times, we recommend that you try our 5 mil LAMAPLY™ Trade Laminate for this application. Contact our experts today at 1.877.367.3644 for free advice on the films that will suit your application best.
Laminate film is stocked in standard sizes best suited to cover common paper sizes. Need a custom size for a unique process? Not a problem! Leading Edge is a custom converter of laminate films and we are able to cut our laminate films to nearly any size within a very short period of time.
Strength and durability
Many prints, such as ID cards and loyalty cards need physical protection with a thick laminate film. Such items require the print to withstand punctures, tears, and other physical damage. Using a thick lamination film increases the life of the product and makes it more durable. Our 10.0 mil LAMAPLY™ Trade Laminate is your ideal product in this situation.
Whether you operate in a small or enterprise-level business, you will always require a cost-effective solution for laminates. We deliver a premium line of laminate films at reasonable pricing without compromising on the material.
Leading Edge strives to be the ultimate supplier for all of your laminate requirements. Use our superior-quality laminate rolls and films, making a lasting impression on your customers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of using lamination rolls and films?
Lamination rolls and films provide protection against moisture, UV rays, and wear, enhancing the durability and longevity of documents and materials. They also offer a glossy finish, improved rigidity, and can be easily wiped clean, making them ideal for preserving and presenting important items.
What types of documents can be laminated?
Lamination rolls can be used to laminate a variety of prints, including posters, certificates, ID cards, menus, and instructional materials, bookcovers, providing protection against moisture, tearing, and fading.
What sizes of lamination rolls/films are available at your store?
We have a wide variety of lamination rolls with different thicknesses ranging from 1 mil, 1.1 mil, 1.7 mil, 3 mil, 5 mil, to 10 mil. The sizes available are from 1” Core - 12”x500’ to 3” Core - 60”x250’. You can choose any according to your requirement. If our standard stock rolls are not what you are looking for, we have our large inventory of master roll material for custom slitting.
How do I choose the right thickness of lamination roll for my project?
Selecting the appropriate lamination roll thickness depends on factors like the intended use, material type, and desired durability. Consider the project's environment, handling frequency, and aesthetic preferences. Thicker rolls offer more protection but can affect flexibility. Conducting tests with various thicknesses can help determine your project's optimal choice.
Can lamination rolls be used with different types of laminating machines?
Yes, lamination rolls are designed to be compatible with various types of laminating machines. They come in standard sizes and materials, allowing them to be used with different machines, including pouch laminators and roll laminators. Ensuring that the lamination roll dimensions and specifications match the machine's requirements for smooth and effective lamination is important.
Are lamination rolls compatible with both hot and cold laminating machines?
Yes, lamination rolls are generally compatible with both hot and cold laminating machines. The type of lamination roll you use (thermal for hot, pressure-sensitive for cold) depends on the machine and your desired outcome. Always ensure the roll matches the machine's specifications for optimal results.
Can lamination rolls be used for double-sided lamination?
Yes, lamination rolls can be used for double-sided lamination. It effectively encapsulates the item by passing the material through the rolls with the laminating film on both sides. This process provides protection and durability to the material, making it suitable for various applications such as documents, photos, and more.
Are lamination rolls and films reusable?
Lamination rolls and films are not designed to be reusable. Once they have been used for lamination, they typically cannot be separated from the documents or materials that have been laminated. It is recommended to use new rolls or films for each lamination project in order to ensure the best quality results.
How long does lamination last?
The durability of document lamination varies depending on several factors. Generally, laminated documents can last for several years, with some laminating materials offering protection for up to a decade. However, it is important to consider environmental conditions, handling, and regular wear and tear when assessing the lifespan of laminated documents.
Can lamination rolls be used for both indoor and outdoor applications?
Lamination rolls are typically suitable for indoor applications, providing protection and enhancing visual appeal for documents, posters, and prints. However, special UV-resistant lamination rolls are recommended for outdoor use where exposure to weather elements is a concern to ensure durability and longevity.