Description of Plastic Film Lamination

Shanghai Box Packing Solution is a professional and reliable Chinese manufacturer of boxes with plastic lamination. Laminated paper provides a glossy or matte appearance to the surface. Lamination is a process where a plastic film is heated and attached to printed paper. This process is available in both glossy and matte lamination finishes. The paper packaging materials used for this process include art paper, CCNB, ivory board, Kraft paper, and specialty paper. It is important to note that lamination is done only after the paper is printed.

Why Choose Plastic Film Lamination?

Plastic film lamination is chosen when there is a need for the entire printed surface to appear glossy or matte, and to protect the printing ink for a premium touch and feel. Corrugated fiberboard boxes are an example of laminated structures, where an inner core provides rigidity and strength, and the outer layers provide a smooth surface.

Laminating paper products such as photographs can prevent them from becoming creased, faded, water-damaged, wrinkled, stained, smudged, abraded, or marked by grease or fingerprints. Photo identification cards and credit cards are almost always laminated with plastic film. Additionally, lamination is needed for further finishing steps like UV varnishing, spot UV, and hot foil stamping, as it is a durable material that can withstand all kinds of heat and handling.

In conclusion, plastic film lamination is a great choice for:

  1. Protection against dirt and dust
  2. Anti-scratch protection
  3. Protection against fading and color changes
  4. Waterproofing
  5. A professional quality look and feel

Difference Between Glossy Lamination And Matt Lamination

Glossy lamination provides a gloss, transparent, and fashionable feel, while matte lamination offers a matte, solid, and luxurious feel. Regardless of whether you choose glossy or matte lamination, both provide the benefits of lamination; the only difference is in their appearance and tactile sensation.

Matt film roll
Glossy film roll

Application of Plastic Lamination

We could provide suggestions on whether the box needs lamination or not, based on the product type, customer requirements, and our years of experience. Additionally, we can send you several real samples upon request to help you make an informed decision.

Soft-Touch Lamination Film

This is an exceptional film with a matte finish. Unlike other films, it can prevent scratches on the surface, keeping your package looking new and of high quality! When you touch the surface, you will feel a smooth texture, and your finger will seem to glide over it. It has a matte and luxurious appearance, making it ideal for lamination on magazines, paper boxes, paper bags, and other printing materials.

Soft touch lamination film
Perfume box laminated with soft touch film

A Special Laser Plastic Film Lamination

If you want your box to have a unique and eye-catching appearance, why not consider laser film lamination? Laser film was initially developed for use in the military, but in the last 20 years, it has been used in paper packaging. It gives a professional and high-tech impression that will make your packaging stand out from the crowd.

High-Speed Plastic Lamination Machine

This lamination machine was made in New Zealand and was imported in 2007. It remains highly efficient for both matt and glossy lamination. The Box Packing Solution team can provide you with more information about the machine based on your product size and specific requirements.

How To Ensure Good Quality of Plastic Film Lamination

Proper film lamination on cardboard packaging is essential for protecting the packaging from damage and enhancing its visual appeal. No matter if you choose to work with SCP, but here are some steps you can take to ensure proper film lamination on cardboard packaging:

  1. Choose the Right Film Material

Selecting the right film material is crucial for ensuring proper lamination on cardboard packaging. Factors to consider include the thickness and type of film, as well as the adhesive used to bond the film to the cardboard. The printing company should be able to provide recommendations based on your specific application.

  1. Ensure Proper Adhesion

Proper adhesion is essential for ensuring that the film adheres correctly to the cardboard. Make sure that the printing company has the appropriate equipment and expertise to ensure proper adhesion. This includes proper surface preparation, use of the correct adhesive, and adequate pressure during lamination.

  1. Control the Lamination Temperature and Pressure

Proper temperature and pressure control during lamination are essential for ensuring a consistent, high-quality finish. Make sure that the printing company has the appropriate equipment and expertise to control the lamination temperature and pressure. This includes ensuring that the temperature is appropriate for the film material being used and that the pressure is consistent across the entire surface.

  1. Conduct Quality Control Checks

Conducting quality control checks throughout the lamination process is essential for ensuring proper film lamination on cardboard packaging. Make sure that the printing company has a quality control system in place to check for any defects or issues that could impact the final product.

  1. Store the Finished Product Properly

Proper storage of the finished product is essential for maintaining the quality of the film lamination on cardboard packaging. Make sure that the packaging is stored in a cool, dry environment to prevent the film from peeling or becoming damaged.

By following these steps, you can help ensure proper film lamination on cardboard packaging. Working with an experienced printing company that has the appropriate equipment and expertise is also crucial for achieving the best possible results.

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