PLASTIC LAMINATE ON PAPER OR CARDBOARD
Laminating is a process by which we can combine two or more substrates to obtain one graphic element, providing the printed element with increased protection, image and rigidity.
Laminating machines are made up of a feeding system providing plastic film and adhesive which joins the substrates by means of heat and pressure.
The process is carried out on printed paper or cardboard for finishing book covers and magazines from the publishing world or boxes from the packaging sector.
Modern laminating is carried out using polypropylene or polyester films and allows for post-printing processes on laminated film. Likewise, it also allows for being handled nearly immediately for completing the subsequent processes.
UVI COATING ON PAPER OR CARDBOARD
Coating is done by using special products for an immediate finish by means of ultraviolet light (UVI).
The coating may be glossy (the most frequent) or matt. It is normally used for magazines and catalogues, providing the cover with increased value and attracting the buyer’s attention.
Coating can be applied to solid background or with reserves for subsequent printing or gluing.