Lamination is a process through which the packaging surface is enhanced by mixing flexible packaging bands together. Generally, lamination is a technique through which a manufacturing material is made in multiple layers to achieve higher stability, strength, and shine. In the packaging industry, the common lamination types are matte and gloss. Even though plastic lamination was also highly common in the packaging context, the material is no longer preferred as a laminating agent due to its persistence. It protects the printing pieces from getting dirty, fragile and dull.
Moreover, lamination is also reliable in protecting the printing pieces from moisture, scratches and stains. Lamination makes the surface of the Kraft paper stain free as it acts as an extra protective and shiny layer. The applications of laminations are wide-ranged. As mentioned earlier, the types of lamination are diverse, with each lamination type serving a unique purpose. Besides matte, gloss and plastic lamination, bagasse lamination is also highly popular. This lamination type is extracted from sugarcane bagasse and is considered the most environmentally friendly lamination.
Lamination can be used for magnifying the outlook of a variety of items. These are applied on,
Gloss lamination reflects the incoming light, thereby making the surface of the Custom Printed Packaging Boxes shiny and lustrous. Compared with matte lamination, gloss is cheap; however, the big hurdle is that most packaging retailers don't clearly understand when to use gloss lamination. The demand for gloss in the custom packaging increases as it provides branding benefits.
If you are more like a shopaholic person, I can presume that you have touched some boxes with soft velvet-like surfaces at least once in your life. Matte lamination provides a smooth, silky, and velvety texture to custom ring boxes and other products. This lamination type is known primarily for providing a luxurious experience to customers. Compared to gloss lamination, matte is expensive since this material is rare. Moreover, light does not reflect from the surface of matte lamination. It is also known as 'soft touch' as fingerprints are less visible on its surface.
Both the matte and gloss laminations are unique in their use cases. However, there are certain factors on which their pros and cons can be assessed.
Both the matte and gloss are unique in their applications. Their functions differ from each other however, when applied together the result these lamination provide are extraordinary. It is therefore projected that in future, the laminations will play a major role in determining the quality of a product as these are the enticing and branding friendly features of the custom packaging of any product.