When our customers ask us what kind of lamination to go for on their print project we would always say that it depends on the project!
While matte laminate gives a subtle and tactile look and feel to brochures, book covers and business cards which is preferred for certain projects, gloss laminate gives a more striking high-shine finish.
Gloss laminate is also more durable and provides a protective coating which is less prone to scratches and fingerprints and is great for use on printed items such as menus, magazine covers and presentation folders which are likely to be handled frequently.
The gloss lamination process increases the vibrancy of colours so is a good choice for photographic designs to really make the most of high quality photography or very visual, brightly coloured or stylised artwork.
The shine of the gloss also catches the light and certainly means that gloss lamination is the more eye-catching, impactful option to the more low-key and professional matte laminate.
Here are some recent print projects where we have used gloss lamination:
- Spring 2020 Catalogue – Taylors Bulbs
- A4 Portrait
- Cover: printed in colour on both sides on 250gsm gloss
- Text: printed full colour on 115gsm gloss, 52 pages
- Gloss lamination added to outer cover
- We then creased; trimmed to size and saddle stitched with 2 wires
The customer was delighted with the results:
“With friendly and knowledgeable staff, Fisherprint TLC always go above and beyond to achieve a good quality finish and product.” – Paul Stec, Senior Product Developer/Graphic Designer – Taylors Bulbs
- Funky Filaments Brochure 2019
- A4 20pp self-cover brochure
- Printed in full colour on silk 200gsm throughout
- Every page (including the cover) has been gloss laminated