Dealing with common laminating film problems

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Laminating print can be tricky to work with. This is because there are various machine variables for you to consider. With many years of experience working in the field, we know what the most common problems are. Furthermore, we are aware of how to correct them. What we’re going to do here is break down the most recurring causes of laminating issues. We will also go over the ways you can resolve them.

Straight wave lines

These lines show up a lot with laminating projects. They can appear across the surface’s film. In most instances, it is all because of excessive front roller pressure. It pushes down on the film. To fix it, you merely need to loosen the front roller pressure. Do it gradually until the waves go away.

Concave waves

As opposed to straight lines, this is where lines that bow down appear across the film. The reason it happens is due to the incorrect tension being applied to the film. Said tension is unbalanced. The rear roller pressure is pulling the film as well, leading to it skewing. To fix the problem, you should loosen the rear back roller pressure. Again, do it gradually until the issue resolves.

Angle waves on both sides

These can appear down each side of your film. It normally happens because the film tension at the rear is not high enough. To overcome the problem, you need to carefully tighten the rear roller pressure until there are no waves. If you need the UK’s best laminating services, please speak to our team.

Angle waves on one side

In some cases the waves will only be on one side of your film. It happens due to inadequate tension on the rear roller. It pulls the film unequally. What you need to do is increase the rear roller right or left pressure until you overcome the flaw.

Straight vertical waves or rippling

These issues with the film aren’t a result of tension. Rather, they happen because of heat. To be specific, there will be considerable heat at the nip rollers. To fix the problem, gradually reduce the roller temperature until the waves go away.

Wake waves on the film

These waves on your film represent a boat’s wake. This is where the name comes from. You might have curved waves arising from the centre of your film. If so, you don’t have enough heat at the nip rollers. By gradually increasing the roller pressure, you can deal with this problem.

We’re always careful with laminating services

At Foiling Services, we understand that lamination is a delicate process. It is one that’s much easier to get wrong than right. Just look at the number of different flaws we have spoken about above. It means there is a risk of damaging items. Luckily, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure you don’t need to worry. We’ll get the best results for you.

So, please speak to us if you’d like to use our top tier laminating services. We can add film to lots of different materials, just let us know what you have in mind.