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Protecting Your Images

(February 2010) posted on Thu Mar 11, 2010

Laminates and graphics protection from more than 75 sources.

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By J.P. Pieratt

Lamination King
LK Series standard, low-melt, and pressure-sensitive cold-mount laminating films in various thicknesses and finishes.

General Purpose, CoPolymer, and Heat Seal thermal laminate films; Pouch films; and UniLam pressure-sensitive laminates.

Leinix Enterprises
LEeyes PVC laminate in gloss, matte, and semi-matte (UV-filter version available); also, 50 PET and 100 PET rigid laminates.

Low-melt laminates include DisplayGuard, CrystalEmboss, ArmorGuard UV Hardcoat, and polyester films; also PreLume, GraphicsGuard UV, ExhibitGuard UV pressure-sensitive laminates. New is 3-mil, PVC/vinyl-free EcoGuard satin. All available in various finishes, textures.

LG Hausys America
3.5-mil Vizuon Cast LP80990 high-gloss clear PVC film.

Lumina Coatings International
Line of liquid laminates include AquaJetcoat II, AquaCryl, AquaFlex, and AquaResist 1K Anti-Graffiti.

Permacolor pressure-sensitive, optically clear overlaminates (in three finishes); Permacolor rigid and intermediate overlaminates; and Permacolor thermal overlaminates (Thermacolor). Recent additions to the Permacolor lines include ColorGard for image enhancement and adhesion, and PrintCover for short-term graphics.

Media One
Pro Series pressure-sensitive, polycarbonate, dry-erase, and display laminating films.

Milano Digital
PS Series PVC and polycarbonate UV, pressure-sensitive laminates; DI Series thermal laminates; also ProTect lamination spray.

NeoFilm cold and Neo-Ultralam low-melt laminates.

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.

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

Optima International
Optima Millennium XE/Giclée Elixir, Medallion XE, Maxim XE, Marquee XE, and Aqua Max II liquid laminates.

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, textured.

Pacific Studio Supplies
Image Shield Solutions 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.