Rectifying non-sticking films and orange peel

Lamination services have great value to many people and businesses. On one hand, they can protect your possessions from various forms of damage. On the other, you can enhance their appearance. This is if you do everything correctly. We have been in this industry for years. As a result, we can assist you in achieving the results you’re looking for.

With laminating machines, there are all kinds of issues that can pop up. Depending on what they are, you could waste precious stock, film, and time. Therefore, you must be aware of what you’re up against. We intend to help by going over certain problems. We’ll also talk about what you can do to prevent them.

Why is my film not sticking?

There are some cases when a film does not stick. This usually occurs because of the ink’s composition and its way of bonding to your adhesive. It’s more difficult getting the film to stick if the ink coverage is especially dense.

You can solve this issue by making sure the ink is dry. Give the print sufficient time to cure prior to laminating. You don’t want to finish right off the back of a digital print. If you do, then expect trouble with the sticking.

Orange peel

The print may end up with orange peel as well. Whenever you find fine waves or wrinkles, chances are that your mechanism is too hot. The heat causes the flaw in the surface.

For the specific film you’re using, ensure that you work at the right temperature. If you want a quick fix, you can try speeding the laminator up. When running the film at higher speeds, it generally doesn’t heat up all that much.

At Foiling Services, we’re always careful when it comes to using our laminating machines. After all, this is a sensitive process. This means that it’s easy to make mistakes. To please our customers however, we take all the necessary precautions with all of our lamination services.

If you have any questions for us, please get in touch. You can ask us about finishes, flaws, and anything else.