Laminating single prints

Foiling Services might be the name that we go by, but that’s not all that we do. In fact, we also excel in offering our clients top calibre lamination services. We laminate a myriad of substances, including the likes of ASA, MDF, ABS, and aluminium to name some. If top quality laminating is what you seek, then we’re happy to tell you that you’ve come to the right place.

When it comes to laminating single prints, you should remember certain things. To begin with, never forget to feed your print into the machine with the material’s curl. To put it in other words, the substance has been printed from roll stock and therefore possesses the memory of being wound up on the core.

For those who have yet to notice, the majority of materials have a habit of curling more the closer they get to the roll’s end. You can reduce this curl by leaving your print on a flattened surface throughout the night to it will flatten out. Lightweight or thinner variations may be more lenient but regardless of your situation, your objective here is to prevent any re-prints from occurring.

The typical approach towards feeding a single print into your laminator is by using the rollers whilst they are in the down position. Afterwards, you slide your print in the middle of the rollers until it comes to a halt. If at this point you can do something to get the print to lay flat, then this would be a massive bonus. Should your laminator possess a vacuum plate then use it, otherwise, push out the print’s sides utilising your fingertips as the print is inserted.

At Foiling Services we work alongside well-respected manufacturers in order to bring you top notch finishes. Our collection of interior grade films and foils is impressive, and includes the likes of granite, uni-colours, holographic, brushed and metalized effects.

If you’d like to know more about what we can offer you in terms of lamination services, please get in touch with us.