Lamination: 3 Different Types

What is Lamination? 

Lamination Printing is the process of applying a thin layer of plastic to paper or card sheets to enhance and protect the printed matter. Common types of laminate are gloss, matt, velvet, gold, and silver. It is often used for packaging, book covers, brochures, business cards, and other printed items. 

Why Laminate? 

Lamination finishes provide many advantages to the user, such as being tear-resistant, more durable and water-resistant. Having materials laminated also allows them to be handled more and prevents them from the wear and tear of everyday practices, such as creasing, staining and sun damage. 

Matt Lamination 

This gives an elegant and sophisticated finish, which is why it is a common choice for many. Compared to other types, a matt laminate is more of a ‘natural’ look. Unlike the glossy type, matte finish can provide a softer look, as it can produce lower contrast on darker colors. The texture of a matt laminate is velvety, which makes it a pleasant handling experience for numerous users. 

Glossy Lamination 

Glossy laminates are often a popular choice, and it’s not difficult to see why. Writing and pictures often appear crisper and sharper, whilst also having more contrast. Glossy also is a durable choice as it repels dirt, dust, and fingerprints with ease. Its glossy and shiny texture allows you to easily clean any dirt or dust.

Velvet Lamination

 Velvet lamination follows the same principles as traditional lamination by coating ordinary paper with a layer of plastic in order to make it stronger, more desirable, and more resilient. However, what differentiates the two is that velvet has a softer exterior and a superior quality due to the strength of the bond created between the paper and the plastic coating of the lamination. 

The finish also means that the product will be more attractive and is deemed as being a ‘premium’ option, as the finish is smooth and natural-looking. It is commonly used to finish business cards, brochures, and book covers. It is an adaptable finish that gives a clean look to a wide range of products. 

How much does it cost to laminate paper?

The type of laminate used, the sheet size, and the number of sheets determine the price of any lamination job. Glossy is cheaper than matte. Call us to know more about different finishes and the pricing in detail.

At Veesham Printing Press, we give all your products a one-of-a-kind design, branded with your logo for a real professional look with a lamination type of your choice. Please reach us on 800 VEESHAM (833 7426) or send an email to  

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