Questions to Consider Before You Laminate Your Print Project

Questions to Consider Before You Laminate Your Print Project

Maybe you’ve just finished an important proposal for your boss, or the doctoral thesis that you spent years perfecting is finally done. Now that the hard work is over, you want to laminate your print project to protect it from the elements. However, before you laminate, there are several questions to consider. At Reproductions, Inc. in Tucson, AZ, our expert team can help you determine the best laminate job for your project. 

Should I pick rounded or square corners?

While paper corners are always squared off, laminate offers the option to round the edges. As square corners can be quite pointy, they are best for materials that aren’t handled by children and don’t involve a lot of page turning. Rounded corners are ideal for frequent handling and also provide a more polished appearance. 

How thick should the laminate be?

The thicker the laminate, the more rigid the page. If your project doesn’t need to be folded or flipped through, a thicker laminate may do the trick. However, a project that necessitates frequent page flipping or folding may be best served by a thinner laminate. 

What finish should I choose?

There are two types of laminate finishes: matte and glossy. A glossy page will enhance color vibrance and give your project an eye-catching sheen. Matte finishes do the opposite. They are best for reducing glare and are easier on the eyes after extended periods of reading. If your project is meant to grab the reader’s attention, a glossy finish may be the way to go. If your work is text-heavy, you may choose to opt for a matte laminate. 

Your print project is in safe hands with Reproductions, Inc. Our dedicated staff offers a full range of printing services as well as pick-up and delivery. For more information or to request a quote, call (520) 622-7747 or send us an email at