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What are my lamination and coating options?

So what’s the difference between lamination and UV coating? Lamination adheres a plastic film to the sheet of paper, while UV coating applies a liquid coat that is cured using ultraviolet light. Both can give your piece a glossy or matte/satin finish.

Lamination is much more durable, making it suitable for pieces that will see long-term handling and wear like book covers.

UV coating is more cost-effective, while still providing a moderate amount of protection, so it’s best for mailed pieces like post cards, or for marketing collateral like brochures.

UV Coating

UV coating is available in gloss, satin/matte, and texture, which creates a rough feel on the surface, all without adding much weight or volume.


Lamination can give your piece a unique finish, including gloss, matte, or “soft touch”, which has a smooth, suede-like feel.

It also comes in various thicknesses, from thin and flexible to rigid like an ID card. It’s measured by the “mil”, or thousands of an inch, in thickness. Pieces can also be laminated on both sides, or just one side.


Whatever your needs, lamination and UV coating can be used to add durability and texture or sheen to your pieces. Contact us today to discuss your project and the best options for you!

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