Laminating Film: More Than Gloss
Jul12

Laminating Film: More Than Gloss

There are all kids of laminating film on the market today. You don’t have to just run gloss laminate. The challenge for most of your customers is helping them stand out above the competition. Consumers have so many distractions today that sometimes, you need a different approach to grab their attention. So, how can overlaminate film help them do this? Laminating film now comes in all kinds of textures. If people are overly stimulated...

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Roll Lamination Film: More than Gloss and Matte
Feb15

Roll Lamination Film: More than Gloss and Matte

Most roll lamination film projects are limited to either Gloss or Matte textures. There are far more options available on the market to give your customers different textures and finishes that stand out. As an example, in addition to matte and gloss, D&K’s Pressure Sensitive Brilliance lamination film line can give you both a luster and canvas finish. The other D&K Roll Lamination Film has, even more, options to consider....

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Touch Marketing With Overlaminate Film
Jul13

Touch Marketing With Overlaminate Film

Consider this, you are planning a large direct mail campaign for your customer. The agency of record comes in and asks for your help in planning the materials to be used in the campaign. So, we could go cheap or we could get creative. Why not pick an overlaminate film that will stand out by its touch? Direct mail is making a comeback in the printing business. With the new materials available to offer customers, you can get pretty...

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Is There A Trend Towards UV Coating Versus Lamination
Jul09

Is There A Trend Towards UV Coating Versus Lamination

One of my colleagues posed this question on a Linkedin Group that talks about wide format printing. The questions he asked were, “Are you seeing any trends out there regarding using UV coating or lamination for document finishing? Are more clients going with UV coating or laminating?”   OR  Well, the responses were all over the place which is to be expected. The laminating guys, of course, say laminating is best. The UV...

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Laminating Film or UV Coating? The Book Cover Battle Continues
Mar04

Laminating Film or UV Coating? The Book Cover Battle Continues

For most print shop owners, the decision between outfitting their shops with a laminating film machine or a UV coating machine often boils down to price. Price alone should not be the only factor because the bottom line can shift over time,  especially if you’re doing large runs. Laminating film is best for short, simple runs. If you’re doing a lot of short and simple runs (less than a 1,000), like internal reports, white papers or...

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When is it time to purchase a Roll Laminator Machine?
Feb09

When is it time to purchase a Roll Laminator Machine?

Roll laminators come in handy when you are doing volume. We had a guy in here the other day that bought a lot of Letter size pouch laminate. So, naturally, we asked, what are you laminating? Turned out, he was doing a big menu project with a pouch laminator. We kind of scratched our heads. That is a big project to be doing it through a pouch laminator. So, what is the difference between a roll laminator and a pouch laminator in...

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