Laminating roll materials typically refers to the large laminate sheets that are wound around a tubing of identical length to the sheet. The entire laminate sheet and tube are fitted into a roll laminator machine, which rotates to feed the laminate sheet through the machine, with the substrate side pressing the sheet against the object being laminated (in this case a board or piece of paper).
There are two main types of roll laminating – pouch laminators and hot and cold roll laminators, discussed separately in our introductory blog post about lamination –
each used for different types of printing jobs and to achieve different
effects. Safety Idesco's laminating roll materials include both clear and matte
materials for different types of jobs.
Clear lamination is the standard lamination designed to provide a protective covering for a host of items, such as paperboard, cardboard and other paper-like materials that need to be laminated. As its name describes, it is designed to be as clear as possible and provides no visual interference between the viewer and the object being viewed.
Matte lamination, to contrast, is used to achieve a more dramatic effect and produces a somewhat softer and smoother look to the image on the surface being laminated. Like all laminating roll materials it provides a protective covering, handling it too roughly can leave fingerprints and scratches.
At Safety Idesco, our laminating roll materials come in clear and matte materials of varying dimensions. The smallest size measures 4 1/4" x 0.005 x 200' and the largest measuring 36" x 0.0015 x 500'. Our core sizes are 1, 2 1/4, 2 1/4/3 and 3.