Laminating is a process wherein the printed paper is covered on one or both sides with a sticky film that keeps it protected from wear and tear. Laminating reduces the possibilities of the paper being smudged or wrinkled or torn due to mishandling and carelessness. It also makes the paper heatproof and waterproof and as such it can be preserved over a long period of time. Lamination has been in practice for quite some time now but the latest technology has enhanced the quality of laminating, thus making it even better and more protective.
Lamination can be used to protect a number of important documents over a prolonged period of time. Documents such as voter's id, PAN card, driving license, important certificates, etc. are often laminated so that they stand the test of time. Proper lamination techniques ensure that these documents stay in mint condition for a long time. Not just protection, but it also enhances the quality of the print and makes it look glossier.
There are two lamination techniques that require different machines. The pouch lamination machines and the roll these machines are the subcategories of lamination machines. These pouch machine makes use of a carrier that provides only ample glue for sticking the film and keeps the documents clear of any smudge. The roll lamination technique makes use of the hot roll machine and the cold roll lamination machine.
Those documents that need special protection from heat are laminated using the cold roll technique. There are various techniques and machines that have enhanced the quality and longevity of the documents and papers that are laminated. It often happens that lamination machines stop working from time to time. It is really important for the machine to be reliable and produce high quality output. Since very important documents are laminated, the risk of the machine stopping during lamination can have catastrophic repercussions.
In laminating the documents, a pressure sensitive film is used which cannot be taken off the document easily once the lamination process is over. This ensures proper protection and as such the document stays safe and secure. It is very important that documents that cannot be reproduced are not laminated. In case the lamination process does not conclude properly, the document might suffer destruction which could then have serious consequences.
It is very important to use a reliable lamination machine that runs without any interruption. The print quality should be good and no glue shall overflow. Lamination is a technique that had been developed decades ago and technology has only refined the process. It is important to use proper film that stays put for a long time and does not get affected by excessive heat or any other natural or artificial force. Lamination techniques have been improvised to a great extent in the 21st century and the future shall see even more comprehensive steps being taken in the field of lamination.