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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.

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By Britney Grimmelsman

Neschen Americas
Neschen UltraCoat and AccuLac water-based coatings and AccuCure UV-based liquid laminates. Also, Filmolux pressure-sensitive laminates available in various finishes and textures. Via its Seal brand, the company offers heat-set (Print Guard, Floor Guard), heat-activated (Jet Guard, ThermaShield), and pressure-sensitive (Print Shield, Floor Guard) laminating films, available in various finishes and textures; Also Seal heat-activated Pouch Boards and laminating pouches in gloss or matte finish.

Nu Sign Supply
Nuflex line of 4-mil pressure-sensitive or cold laminating film offered in matte or glossy.

Océ North America
TSLA10 (10 mil) and TSLA65 (6.5 mil) pressure-sensitive laminate films with a clear, matte-textured surface.

Optima International
Liquid laminates include Optima Millennium XE/Giclee Elixir, Medallion XE, Maxim XE, Marquee XE, and Aqua Max II.

Oraguard 200 Series laminates include PVC, Anti-Graffiti, Skid-Resistant, Premium Cast, Optically Clear Cast, and Ultra Flexible Cast films. Finishes include: gloss, semi-gloss, matte, high-gloss, and textured.

Pacific Studio Supplies
Laminate films in a variety of textures, finishes, and thicknesses.

ProGuard UV plasticized PVC laminates (gloss, satin, luster, matte); Sentinel Low-Temp laminates (gloss, satin, matte); Low-Temp Display Luster, Dry Erase Gloss, and Hard Coat Luster.

Premier Imaging Products
Liquid coatings include lacquer-based Print Shield for paper, water-based Eco Print Shield for canvas (in gloss, satin, matte), and Eco Elegance water-based gel for fine art and photography.

Protect-all Inc.
Protect-all clear laminate films in polyester, polypropylene, and nylon; Taffeta and Deep Silk textured films.

SS Velvet and Safari Finish vinyl laminates.

Quality Media & Laminating Solutions
Instashield and Exhibitshield pressure-sensitive laminating films; Hard Guard and Digi Guard thermal laminating films; and Dura Guard heat-set laminating films.

R Tape
Eclypse series PVC, polycarbonate, and polyester overlaminate films available in various finishes and textures. Eclypse Patterned overlaminate films are available in linen, frost, diamond plate, carbon fiber, and glitter.

Remington Laminations
RemiGuard low-temp, heat-activated film in luster or satin; RemiGloss, RemiSatin, RemiLustre, RemiWhite, RemiMatte, and RemiTex thermal laminating films; RemiCrystal, RemiChrome, RemiFrost, RemiClear, RemiGlossy, and RemiLustre pressure-sensitive, cold laminates.

Vinyl, polyester, polypropylene, and polycarbonate overlaminates in various finishes (gloss, luster, matte, scuff-resistant, gloss velvet). Also: clear, scuff-resistant Floor Talkers for floor applications, and more.

Roland DGA
PGM line of pressure-sensitive overlaminates in optically-clear, gloss, luster, and matte finishes for various applications.

Royal Sovereign International
Royalam I and II and Lomel thermal laminates; Royal Clear Mount, White Mount, and PrintPro UV pressure-sensitive laminates; and Royal Foto-Flex Sand heat-activated laminates.

DreamScape DreamGuard Protex3 liquid topcoat is available in gloss, matte, and satin finishes; compatible with solvent, mild-solvent, and UV-curable prints.

Sign Warehouse
PrismJet 200 series anti-skid overlaminate films.

3M Commercial Graphics
Offers an array of overlaminate films, including 3M overlaminates (interior matte, polyester, transparent velvet polycarbonate), Scotchcal overlaminates (gloss, high gloss, luster, matte, ultra matte, clear), and Scotchgard Graphic and Surface Protection film in high-gloss and for textured surfaces. Also offers 3M Piezo Ink Jet Protective Clear liquid coating.

DigiKote series of low-temp laminates includes Display Lustre, Display WO (white opaque), Gloss/Satin, HC (hard coat) Lustre, and Matte; Trans-Kote polyester, polypropylene, and nylon thermal films. Acquired Quest Films in 2010.

Universal Products
Solut series cast, calendered, and polycarbonate overlaminates for vehicle, floor, P-O-P and tradeshow graphics.

Cold, roll laminates include ProTac UV pressure-sensitive, Expression, and Print Shield Xtreme UV lines. Other laminate lines include Opti Clear (available in pouch form), DigiSeal (with UVI inhibitors), and Jet Guard.

Valspar Digital
Valspar’s AquaGuard liquid laminate line includes its 80 Series in gloss or matte; 100 Series in gloss, luster, matte; and 500 Series in gloss or matte.

ProFinish dual-side, cold-laminate media and one-side laminate/one-side mounting adhesive products.