In the packaging industry, lamination refers to the process of adhering a transparent film to printed surfaces. This is done to add scratch protection, increase material strength, reduce surface cracking and prevent water damage.

Why use it

  • Resistance from scratches, ink rub, and water
  • Matte, semi-gloss, gloss finish options
  • Maximizes strength and durability.

Why not use it

  • Gloss lamination can make barcodes harder for scanners to read
  • Technically recyclable, but not plastic-free.
glossy lamination effects


Lamination is a process that involves attaching a clear film to substrates. This creates a protective layer over inks, enhancing and safeguarding artwork designs. The layer can either be glossy or matte. This technique is particularly beneficial for flexible packaging materials like folding cartons. Lamination is a cost-effective alternative to increase the perceived value of any shelf-ready packaging. The laminates are waterproof, which ensures long-term moisture protection for flexible packaging, and helps to maintain the quality of artwork designs during extended periods of storage.

Lamination Process

lamination process