Laminating refers to the process of covering cardboard with printed material, giving it the right thickness and sturdiness required for further processes. Additional processes such as die-cutting and creasing can then be used to create a wide range of products, ranging from packaging and ring binders to displays, stands, and signs. Laminating causes an increase in possibilities, and also elevates the product. Thanks to this graphic process, we can turn plain materials into dazzling displays and appealing packaging, prize-winning presentation folders, and brilliant books and brochures. And this is just the tip of the iceberg…
Usually, the material used for laminating is printed paper of some kind. However, many other beautiful materials can be used, such as purple (crocodile) leather print, bright orange leather, or pastel-toned tiger print. Combined with foil printing in gold or silver or blind embossing, we can create the most eye-catching packaging, carrying cases, and ring binders. If you are curious about our available ranges, please call us or send an email.
Below is a description of the various types of laminating.
This is a type of laminating. When we want to cover cardboard with printed material, we perfect the process by folding the material around the edges and pasting it down at the back. This not only looks nicer, but also produces a more durable product, which is what we at Moeskops aim for.
Once the cardboard has been front-covered, we can cover the back with printed material too. This is called mirroring. This way, the cardboard is entirely enclosed and no longer visible. Mirroring makes for stronger cardboard that does not warp. This technique is used a lot for ring binders, among other products.
With double covering, the cardboard is covered with printed material on two sides at the same time, meaning that the cardboard will still show at the edges. This laminating method is often used for products that will be die-cut in a next stage.
If a product needs to be only partially closed, or partially open to allow you to slide things in, fasson laminating is used a great deal. This involves covering only part of the cardboard, resulting in a wider range of application options.
A thin layer of glue is applied to the paper, which is then carefully pasted to the cardboard.
With front covering, the paper is folded around the cardboard and pasted down in the back, so that the cardboard’s edges are no longer visible.