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Comparison of matte and glossy lamination in book printing

Time: 2022-06-02 Hits: 157


1. What is lamination?

The transparent laminationis perfectly covered on the surface of the book through hot pressing technology, and the effect is smooth and bright, which not only increases the stiffness of the paper, but also is more resistant to dirt and durable. There are two types of lamination, one is gloss lamination and the other is matte lamination. The basic advantages are the same. The difference in personality is that the gloss lamination makes the color of the book more vivid, and the matte lamination makes the book more high-end. In practical applications, the vast majority of customers choose matte lamination, and it is generally recognized.


2. Do books have to be laminated?

Needing to refer to the factors of paper. If the paper is heavy and thick, such as 250 grams, 300 grams, when folded, the brittleness of the paper itself will cause the crease to crack, and then the ink will drop. In the book printing and binding process, if a large picture of a cross-page appears in the crease position during the design of the cover and inner page, there will be intermittent white bars, which will affect the final presentation of the book. Then the lamination can protect the paper from cracking, so the cover of the book is generally covered with lamination. We start from 200 grams, and when it is thicker, it must be covered. When it is thinner than 200 grams, it is difficult to crack, so there is no need to laminate it. Generally, if the inner page of the printed book is about 157 grams or less, the coating can be omitted, and the inner text does not need to be coated.


3. Are there any disadvantages to lamination?

There is no good or bad in the post-production process of any book printing, only if it is used or not. The possible disadvantage of the lamination is that it is not easy to write, the matte lamination can barely write, and the gloss lamination is almost impossible to write. Therefore, if you plan to write information in these locations, you need to pay attention to it in advance to avoid wrong selection and lead to unchanged later applications. Secondly, the disadvantage of the lamination is that it is not conducive to environmental protection. The hot-pressed laminationis not easy to decompose, which is a burden to the global environment. However, due to the needs of commercial competition, the lamination usually needs to be covered.


Therefore, I believe that you also have a certain understanding of the lamination process of books. Do not hesitate to contact us to start your book printing road. BookPrintingChina with high quality at affordable prices, various self-publishers and companies choose us to print their own books. Here you will feel the most satisfactory China printing service. Our clients have always been satisfied with the quality of our book printing, and until now we maintain a 100% goodrate.

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