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Help with print

Jay06 4 4
13 Mar 2014 4:18PM
Hi I just want to follow up on my last thread.

I need to do a few prints a3 they need to be able to considerable wear and tear in the form handling and smudging.

I've been advised to consider lamination which I'm not to familiar with.
I assume hot would be preferred over cold. I've seen lamination peel is this generally to do with cold lamination?

It is my understanding that hot lamination bonds permanently to the image where cold is bonded with adhesive which can result in peeling.

Is it possible to do do one sided hot lamination? As I don't want to incapsulate the print.
Does hot lamination effect the print? Either the paper or inks?

Does anyone have experience with something similar?


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sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 4:49PM
Welcome to the site Jay.

It may be useful if you were to outline how the print will be handled? E.g. the context
13 Mar 2014 4:51PM
You could encapsulate using two pieces of paper, when you trim up they will separate... however will probably curl.
Chris_H 14 1.5k 1
13 Mar 2014 4:59PM
Hot lamination in something like a heat press / hotpress can give you the orange peel look with certain papers and boards. Cold lamination uses pressure sensitive films and heavy rollers and is what I would recommend, but both would do the job.

As long as the company uses the correct films, equipment and know what they are doing you won't have any issues.

puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 5:08PM
Why not get Archival sleeves to keep your images in. That's what I do and it's easy to just pull your image out of the sleeve.
Jay06 4 4
16 Mar 2014 10:46PM
Hi guys

Thanks for the info, lots of pointers and help in there that's very much appreciated.

I plan to stick the image to a backing board/grey board to give it rigidity either 1250 micron or 2000 micron. I don't want to laminate both sides it is also a pet peeve of mine about encapsulation particularly as I dislike the resulting laminate frame on all sides.
dcash29 12 2.3k England
16 Mar 2014 11:05PM

Find someone that can Uv coat the digital print

Jay06 4 4
5 Apr 2014 2:40PM
Hi guys to follow up on my earlier posts I'm now looking at dry mounting the images to the backing board and then using another film to laminate cthe surface to protect it.

Has anyone used this method in the past? I know it's used for mounting pictures but will it work for something that will be used and handled a lot?

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