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Laminates: Enhancing the Print

(January 2011) posted on Wed Jan 12, 2011

More than 70 sources for laminates and graphics-protection products.

By Britney Grimmelsman

Breathing Color
Glamour 2 Veneer is a canvas/giclée varnish that is water-based and non-yellowing; available in gloss or matte. New: Timeless is true matte, water-based and non-yellowing; available in gloss, satin, or matte.

Bulldog Products
Fine-art/canvas coatings include Ultra glossy/gloss/semi-gloss (liquid or aerosol); AquaLam gloss/satin (liquid); Dreamguard matte/satin (liquid); Clear Jet matte/gloss/semi-gloss (liquid or aerosol) and Impasto textured gloss/satin (gel).

CalComp Graphic Solutions
Pressure-sensitive, cold-laminated PVC films include Artisan Econo, PS, Crystal PS, Polycarbonate PS, and PS Dry Erase; thermal-laminated cast films in gloss, satin, matte, clear.

Catalina Graphic Films
CM polyester films, CP polypropylene and polycarbonate films, CV flexible vinyl, and SRV embossed rigid vinyl available in matte, clear, gloss, textured, and velvet. Mojave Digital Media “green” water-based adhesive laminates available in gloss, high-gloss, matte, and textured finishes.

Clear Focus
ClearLam optically clear polyester, pressure-sensitive, cold-mount overlaminate (flat installations only); CurvaLam conformable, glossy, cold-mount PVC for vehicle- and window-graphics; and PerfxCoat hot-mount coating for solvents.

ClearShield (water-base) and ClearJet (solvent-base) liquid laminates. ClearShield is available in several versions, including Anti-Graffiti; ClearJet is also available in a Fine Art version. New to the ClearShield line is CSX5000, designed for high chemical resistance and UV protection.

Coastal Business Supplies
Low-melt laminating films in various sizes, thicknesses, and finishes.

ThermaPro series of low-melt laminates available in gloss, satin, and Sparkle; Cold-Mount pressure-sensitive textured overlaminates, in Smooth, Gloss Poly, Textured, and Lexan versions.

Creative Banner Assemblies
Titan Cold Lamination Film, 4-mil, for indoor and outdoor use.

D&K Group
Expression line of thermal, pressure-sensitive, and low-melt films and laminates, in various thicknesses, widths, scuff resistance and finishes; also available is its SuperStick line of heat-assist, linerless laminates.

Rollaguard liquid coating (gloss or satin finish) for outdoor signage as well as canvas fine-art prints. Also offers a line of Daige Solo cold laminates in gloss, luster, and matte.

Emblem cold-laminating Protection Film and TrueColor Protection (UV protection) films in gloss, semi-matte, and matte finish; plus FloorGraphic and double-sided adhesive films.

Denco Sales Company
Aspire 3-mil PVC laminate in luster, gloss, and matte finishes.


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