Lamination & Glazing
   

What is Lamination?  
Laminating is the process of applying a thin (2-5 mil) plastic film to the front of an image. Lamination protects the image from dust, moisture, and scratching, and reduces fading due to light exposure. Lamination is limited to 59" wide.

The laminate will change the color depth of the image, adding a glossy or wet look to the print. Choose Gloss, for a wet look or Satin, for a low glare smooth look, or Pebble for a no glare high scratch resistant finish. Prints that are used in presentations and constantly being handled should be laminated to extend the life of the print. Banners that will be used outdoors in inclement weather should also be laminated.

 

Gloss 
Bright bold shine that makes the colors pop. Provides surface protection and fade resistance. Excellent for pictures, not recommended for text/graphics posters due to the potential for glare in bright light.

Surface: Smooth
Texture: None
Thickness: .003 (3mil)
Clarity: Clear High Shine
Media: All media except fabrics and canvas

 

Satin
Low shine with excellent colors and depth. Provides surface protection and fade resistance. Great for text/graphics posters where readability in bright light is important.

Surface: Smooth
Texture: None
Thickness:
.003 (3mil)
Clarity: Clear medium shine
Media: All media except fabrics and canvas


Pebble
Pebble-finish is an excellent laminate for high light applications such as window displays and posters under spot lights. Pebble laminate is scratch resistant and makes an excellent surface for prints that will be glued to a wall or panel.

Surface: Textured / Scratch Resistant
Texture: Pebble
Thickness: .005 (5mil)
Clarity: Clear medium shine
Media: Not available for fabrics or canvas

Gloss & Lustre HS
Bright bold shine that makes the colors pop. We recommend this 2 mil laminate for protecting canvas fine art prints, to provide surface protection and fade resistance. It also works well on vinyl.

Surface: Smooth
Texture: None
Thickness: .002 (2mil)
Clarity: Clear with shine / Lustre low shine
Media: Fabrics, Vinyl and Canvas



Glazing
Clear Acrylic $ 6.00 sq ft. and Low Glare Acrylic $ 7.00 sq ft.
Glazing (like glass) is a clear acrylic plastic used only in a frame to protect the print from fading due to U.V. light, atmospheric contaminants, and handling damage. It is an alternative to lamination, for those who prefer the frame with glass look. ePingo does not ship glass, we use a safer material, Clear Acrylic. This acrylic provides the needed protection from light, and other contaminants. The acrylic is about 1/8" thick, stiff enough to remain flat in the frame without adding excessive shipping weight.