It is the type of film for foil lamination most widely used. It is usually employed for pamphlets, magazines and books due to its great flexibility and resistance at the moment of doing folds and scoring.
Amongst its variety you have: bright, matte, metalized y holographic. One of its varieties is sanctioned by the Ministry of Health.
It is also compatible with heat stamping.
From amongst all the choices it is the type of lamination most economical and is sanctioned by the Ministry of Health for contact with food.
It tends to be used in cardboard products, bags and promotions.
It has some disadvantages that you should know before deciding on this option: it does not allow density less than 150 g, it cannot be laminated on both sides, it is susceptible to scratching and it has electrostatic charges.
Acetate is a type of film that allows any application, it does not age nor delaminate, it is waterproof and permits any type of stamping.
It is used in cosmetics, commercial pamphlets, displays and packaging in general.
Amongst its varieties of film are: gloss, matt, semi matte, pearlescent and “printed” acetate.
You should know about polypropylene, it has a greater cost and it is more fragile since it has less flexibility and elasticity.
Lamination with dry foils is 100 percent ecological. It does not alter colours and permits subsequent finishes and handling without problems. It is very popular within Graphic Arts: covers, billboards, folders…
Its disadvantage is the higher price.