Pressure sensitive film is a type of lamination film that has at least one side that is sticky. The sticky side will attach to the product being laminated. Typically used with cold laminators that do not use heat.
If your laminated piece displays bubbles after lamination, your laminator is probably too hot. Lowering the temperature of the laminator should remedy this problem.
Most standard lamination film that is offered for both hot and cold laminators will not protect your pieces from UV rays. There is, however, a special type of lamination material that specifically protects against UV light and will filter out UV rays. Posters and other colored documents that are displayed outside should utilize this type […]
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The core is the hole that runs through the lamination film. Most laminators use a roll with a one inch core. Larger laminators use anywhere from a 2 1/4-inch core up to three inches.
Laminating pouches are precut and have one side that is sealed. It allows the user to insert an item and pass it through the laminator. Laminating film comes on large rolls and must be cut once the item has been laminated.
Hot pouch laminators are heat activated while most cold pouch laminators are pressure sensitive. Some higher end laminators even offer both.
Hot lamination is the most common and durable lamination method and is generally preferred over cold lamination. Hot laminators use a heat-activated adhesive that is heated as it passes through the laminator. The downside to hot laminators is that some items (for example, some photographs) can not handle the heat required to apply the lamination. […]