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What’s the difference between Lamination and Encapsulation?
Lamination and Encapsulation are two different ways of applying a plastic coating to paper or card. However, what 99% of people call lamination is actually encapsulation!
When you cover a sheet of paper in plastic so that there is a lip going all the way around it, making the whole print waterproof, you are Encapsulating. Commonly used for items like ID badges, or menus – or any environment where you want to ensure longevity with the ability to wipe clean too.
When you put a very thin layer of plastic on either one or both sides of your print which has no lip, you are laminating. It can help protect from damage from handling and prevents smudging. It is commonly used for office materials, and marketing items such as outer covers, and corporate prints. Available in gloss, matt or soft-touch (velvet) it can add that something extra to any printing when you want that professional and tactile feel.