Lamination is the process of applying a thin layer of plastic film to paper or card sheets to enhance and protect the printed matter.
Lamination can be either thermal lamination or wet lamination. Wet lamination is often used on lower grades of paper as the process offers more control, resulting in the higher quality finish.
Lamination is often used for packaging, business cards and other printed items. Wet lamination is ideal for perfect bound objects such as book covers and brochures as it experiences less lift.
A wide range of lamination options are available but the most common types of laminate are gloss, matt and silk. Celloglas offers an ever-growing range of innovative laminates which have other benefits. For example, cellotouch offers a soft touch finish, cellogreen is an environmental alternative and Linen has a linen texture.
To support clients with environmental commitments in line with Government targets, Celloglas has developed an over-lamination film product that offers all the benefits of OPP but is sustainable, biodegradable and can be recycled.
Cellogreen is made from highly refined wood pulp sourced from SFI managed forests. Cellogreen has the same appearance as OPP lamination but can be recycled in a normal re-pulping system. The Cellogreen logo can be printed on items to help identify the product during waste sorting and to explain the environmental credentials to end-users.
Cellogreen is available with a gloss, matt, or silk effect. Matt and silk Cellogreen is prone to surface scuffing and should be handled with care.
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Cellotouch lamination is a protective finish with a matt effect and a soft texture. Cellotouch is a matt BOPP laminating (Bi-axially Oriented Polypropylene) film that has a patented coating that produces a sensuous, high-quality, tactile surface. Cellotouch can be applied to both sides of a sheet and offers good anti-scuff properties.
Cellotouch is also known as soft-touch lamination. Ask for our soft peach cover sample to feel this soft laminate for yourself. Cellotouch is commonly combined with foil blocking or gloss varnish and it is also compatible with a number of other screen applied or high-speed coating finishes.
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Celloglas offers a range of clear laminates with a holographic effect. These laminates are often popular with music or theatre performance programme covers. The holographic effect can be selectively switched off with a gloss spot UV varnish and can be combined with foil blocking.
Available lamination effects are: Continuum, Fusion, Honeycomb, Oil on Water, Retro Discs or Stars.
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