Lamination is the process whereby two materials are pressed together and sealed. The most obvious example of this is in the case of laminate flooring and laminated paper. The latter is basically the sealing of a document between two thin and transparent plastic films. Paper is usually laminated when the document in question is of special importance – such as in the case of identity documents of an individual (i.e. birth and death certificates) – but it is also done for other reasons. This is because lamination has many favourable advantages to it, some of them being as follows: Go here https://www.printondemand.net.au/  for more information about print shop. 

Increased durability and resistance – the principal reason behind using laminating services is because lamination increases the durability of a document. The average paper is thin and easily damaged: it cannot withstand the effect of weather elements, is easily torn or creased and is worn down quite quickly with repeated use. The above disadvantages combined make paper documents quite ill-suited to frequently being frequently handled or used in outdoor conditions. However, by laminating a paper document, the plastic films enhance its durability significantly: the document cannot be creased and is even waterproof, for example (basically, it gains the durability of plastic films).

  • Ability to clean – the regular paper document can be easily stained due to spilling, or even with use: smudging, fingerprints and accidental scribbling. If the document is used frequently and by many people, over time, it will naturally lose its white colour and gain a yellowish hue together with many other smudges as well. However, a laminated paper will be able to retain the pristine white colour of the paper, and any smudges or stains imprinted on the plastic film can be easily wiped from it without damaging the document whatsoever.
    • Enhanced colour – business card printing Melbourne  often recommend laminating book covers, banners and other important images because laminating offers the advantage of enhancing the colours of any document or image. Even washed out colour reproductions in prints can look significantly better by the use of lamination. Not to add, the lamination adds a shiny outlook to the paper thanks to the reflective ability of plastic, which further enhances the sleek outlook of the image.
      • Cost-effective – and finally, if you consider the increased lifespan of a laminated document, it is obvious to see how this makes lamination a cost-effective investment. To start with, laminating as a service is very cheap, and when you add in the fact that you won’t have to continuously reprint your documents thanks to their better resistance, you can save a significant amount of money by simply laminating your most important documents (that you frequently use).