Foil Lamination

Foil lamination consists of applying a film to one or both sides of a surface. You will find that it has as many practical as aesthetic advantages: greater strength, resistance to breaking, brightness, soft touch and protection against humidity, grease and scratching.

Types of Foil Lamination

  • Polypropylene

    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.

  • Polyethylene

    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

    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.

  • Dry Foils

    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.