Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Gloss Lamination vs. Matt Lamination

Gloss Lamination is more high profile, it adds a high Silk sheen, often used on brochure covers, menus, magazine covers or presentation folders. It is definitely the high impact option. gloss lamination forms a protective coating over the print which makes it suitable for items such as menus etc.

Matt Lamination gives a subtle, tactile, effect that oozes quality. Great for items where image and first impressions mean everything. Whilst forming a protective coating over the print it does not provide the same level of protection as gloss lamination and can be prone to scratching and fingerprints.

A gloss or matt laminate finish is usually applied to business cards, although it can be applied to a number of other products. The finish gives the product a laminate coating, like a transparent film of plastic, this will make the product more sturdy and water resistant to the treated surfaces. A gloss finish is ultra shiny and really brings out the colour in designs where as a matt finish only has a slight sheen and mutes the colour to an extent.

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