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Print-It Colchester offer Foamex Signs in colour or black and white, in 3mm, 5mm or 10mm thickness with drill holes or without.

Our Foamex Signs are available in custom sizes up to A0 and quantities and we have no minimum order requirements.

Prices vary depending on design, size and quantity. Please give us a call or email us to discuss your exact requirements.

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Why Lamination?

Lamination Printing is the process of applying a thin layer of plastic to paper or card sheets to enhance and protect the printed matter. Common types of laminate are gloss, matt and silk.

Lamination finishes provide many advantages to the user, such as being tear-resistant, more durable and water-resistant. Having materials laminated also allows them to be handled more and prevents them from the wear and tear of everyday practices, such as creasing, staining and sun damage.

Silk lamination follows the same principals as traditional lamination by coating ordinary paper with a layer of plastic in order to make it stronger, more desirable and more resilient. However, what differentiates the two is that silk lamination has a softer exterior and a superior quality due to the strength of the bond created between the paper and the plastic coating of the lamination.

The material is neither 100% matt nor shiny, but it reflects in certain lights in the same manner that silk does. The finish also means that the product will be more attractive and is deemed as being a ‘premium’ option, as the finish is smooth and natural-looking.

Silk lamination is commonly used to finish business cards, brochures and book covers. It is an adaptable finish which gives a clean look to a wide range of products.

Matt lamination gives an elegant and sophisticated finish, which is why it is a common choice for many. Compared to other glosses, a matt laminate is more of a ‘natural’ look. Unlike gloss lamination, matt lamination can provide a softer look, as it can produce lower contrast on darker colours.

The texture of a matt laminate is velvety, which makes it a pleasant handling experience for numerous users.

Gloss laminates are often a popular choice, and it’s not difficult to see why. Writing and pictures often appear more crisp and sharper, whilst also having more contrast.

Gloss lamination also is a durable choice as it repels dirt, dust and fingerprints with ease. If the laminate does come in contact with dirt, it is easily wiped clean due to its glossy and shiny texture.

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