SLIDE 6: List of Terms Used in Lamination (Si-Z)
A term used when air is trapped between the laminate and the image during finishing,
giving it a metallic or silver look.
Caused by insignificant pressure or tack of the
adhesive when using pressure sensitive films.
A board used to start the laminate through the lamination machine. Also used as a
carrier board when only face laminating an image.
How film ends are jointed together to make a straight continuous web.
A type of lamination film having embossed surface pattern. Examples would be the look
of canvas, leather, artists brush strokes, or weave.
The term used when routing the lamination film through the machine.
A laminator can be used to apply Application Tape. The Application Tape would be
webbed almost identically in the same fashion as you would with lamination films. The
laminator will apply the tape evenly and with consistent pressure.
Silvering in laminate can be reduced on the initial run through the laminator by adding
additional pressure, slowing down the laminator and or adding heat (only with thermal or
heat assist laminators).
The longer you let a solvent print out-gas prior to the
lamination process the amount of silvering may be reduced. After lamination only time
will remove silvering from your image.
The release liner left over from your lamination film can be used to wrap mounted prints,
drop cloths for painting, slip sheets in-between metal signs or a substitute for Kraft paper
if used in the lamination process.