Can I laminate twice?

Can I laminate twice?

We are a business known for excelling in lamination services in addition to decorative coatings. The approach we take is one that is both personal and professional. This, we believe, is the best way to make your items stand out. It also works wonders when we are trying to protect them and means you get a great service.

Preserve your items with lamination

Lamination servicesLaminating essential documents is one of the most effective ways of preserving them. The results can last for years. The item in question may not even be all that vital. For instance, it could just be your favourite poster. Whatever it is, the laminate can offer protection against wear, fading, water, and more.

In order to get the job done of course, you need a laminator. These function by sticking plastic films to both sides of an object. Typically, this would be paper or a picture. The majority of models use heat but cold variations are available too. So that the edges don’t peel, the machine seals them. If you don’t have the equipment you can choose our professional lamination services.

Allow the laminator to heat up

Heat based laminators have to fully heat up before you can put any paper through. Normally, there is a light that tells you when the mechanism is ready.

If you begin before the equipment is ready the film is not going to stick correctly. In addition, bubbles shall pop up between your paper and the film. Furthermore, you must take care to send your paper through straight. This is even more important when you are sending two or three pieces at once to use the machine’s width.

Lamination times two

laminateSomething else you are probably wondering about laminators is whether you should laminate an item twice. In truth, this depends on the circumstances. In some cases, the user might send their paper through a laminator that is not hot enough. It is possible to send it through once again when it is completely heated. At times, this strategy can heat the bottom layer as well so it sticks to the paper. In the process, this gets rids of air bubbles.

If your goal is to laminate an item to make it thicker, you can do this too. However, you are better off using thicker paper and laminate rather than having several layers.

You may be dealing with an older item that is starting to peel. If so, you could send it through your laminator a second time. Before you do that, cut the old plastic film’s edges as close to your paper as possible. Ensure that the product is also dry and clean.

According to some sources, sending the paper through again when the laminator was too hot the first time won’t fix the dimples or waviness. You can try it yourself but be aware that it may not resolve the issue.

Choosing our lamination services

At Foiling Services, we make sure your items work in the way you need them to. As the most accomplished company in the industry, nothing is too tough for our team. We have access to a wide array of different laminates and foils so we can produce the finish you want.

If you would like to use our lamination services, feel free to get in touch. You can also speak to us if you need any more info.