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Different Types of Laminates and Their Uses – IDENT

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So you’ve just started a new project, and now it’s time to have your work printed. But have you thought about how you’d like your work to be finished? Did you consider that your project could use some UV protection or graffiti resistance? Below, we have highlighted your lamination options and their common uses.

Lamination is the process of applying a thin layer of film or liquid coating to a material, to enhance and protect the printed matter. There is a wide range of laminates available, all presenting different finishes.

UV Lamination

Liquid lamination, also known as UV coating, is an excellent way to add fade durability. This coating protects from moisture, dirt, fingerprints, and sun exposure. This options for lamination is used on all our aluminum signs unless otherwise specified.
Popular Applications: Any & All Signs and Decals

UV + Anti-graffiti

I-lam is the best option for limited anti-graffiti properties, with anti-fade properties. It is your best options for longer term outdoor signage, as it stays clear for it’s lifecycle.
Popular Applications: Signage in high graffiti areas


UV + Abrasion

Lexan laminate is a great option for signage that takes a beating. It has a velvet finish that reduces glare, is scratch and tear resistant, and can handle heat. However, because continuous exposure to UV rays tend to discolour the film, it isn’t recommended for long-term outdoor use.
Popular Applications: Quad Stands, Decals With a lot of Handling, Large Indoor Displays


Dry Erase

This laminate is a dry erase clear laminate, that is easy to write on and erase. It has a UV hard coat and a clear gloss surface that safeguards against ghosting or staining from dry erase markers. Dry Erase also has anti-graffiti qualities, that can cleanly remove the accidental use of a  permanent marker with the help of rubbing alcohol.
Popular Applications: Charity Cheques, Task Board, Incident Board


Partial Lamination

A clear overlay protects writing on the tag from dirt, grease, moisture and alterations. Lift overlay, write message, peel off the liner, and press overlay over the tag.
Popular Applications: Car Seal Valve Tags

Still feeling stuck? Regardless of the location you’ll be placing your tag, we’ve got a material that will work in both terms of practicality and functionality. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need a recommendation, or if you would like to place an order!

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