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What is Lamination Printing?

At Metro Repro, we are always improving our printing services to ensure our clients get the best printing solutions available in the North East. This includes our print finishing service. This has established us as the leading printing and laminating service in the North East for over a decade.

We recognise that while many of our clients have heard about the term “lamination”, they might not really know what the process is and how they can benefit from laminating their material. In this post, we will explain what lamination printing is, why you may want to laminate, the different finishes and how much laminating in North East costs.

What is Lamination Printing?

Lamination is a finishing process wherein heat and pressure are used to adhere a thin layer of plastic to card or paper to improve and protect the printed material. Most of our products can be laminated and there are several benefits to laminating your marketing collateral.

The Benefits of Lamination

  • Lamination boosts the durability of a printed piece, allowing it to withstand wear and tear.
  • Laminating a printed piece helps protect it against smudges, stains, tears, wrinkles, dirt, grease, moisture or anything that can shorten its longevity.
  • Lamination improves the appearance of the printing by brightening and deepening the ink colours.
  • Given the lamination is completely transparent, it does not blemish or impair the print quality.
  • Lamination is highly cost-effective. For just a little bit more, you can improve the life of your materials, saving money on reprinting.

Lamination Finishes We Offer in North East

Here at Metro Repro, we offer lamination in three distinct textures: gloss, matt and velvet. The lamination finish you choose will affect how your print feels, each creating a different texture.

  • Gloss: Gloss lamination is a high-shine finish that looks very similar to the ones used on glossy magazine covers.
  • Matt: The opposite of gloss, this is an excellent, no-shine finish that adds a smooth, subtle texture to your print. This finish is typically used in multi-use restaurant menus.
  • Velvet: This is a luxurious finish boasting a soft texture. It’s commonly used on novel covers.

How Much Laminating in North East Costs?

The cost of lamination depends on the lamination finish, the sheet size and the quantity of your job. Typically, gloss lamination is cheaper when compared to matt finish. Velvet is a premium option but still very popular given the benefits it brings. For more information about lamination in North East or for a free quote, contact Metro Repro today!

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Booklet and Brochure Printing

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Canvas Printing

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Document and Plan Scanning

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