Thanks for printing!  Don't forget to come back to Formax Printing for fresh articles!

Here's a Couple Tips for Saving Money on Laminated Printing

Depending on your Project, you may be able to Reduce your Cost for Laminated Printing

Print lamination involves bonding a clear plastic film onto printed materials. Lamination offers many benefits: added protection, increased rigidity, enhanced ink colors, and greater sheen.

As a printer devoted to helping customers reduce their costs, we often provide ideas for saving money on various print projects. That said, below are a couple ways which may help you save money on laminated printing.

1) Combine Heavier Paper with a Thinner Laminate -

If you need your printed piece to be rigid, one tip that can generally save you money is to use a heavy paper cardstock to print on and then apply a thinner laminate film…as opposed to printing on a standard weight of paper and then applying a thicker laminate film. The resulting overall thickness will be the same with both methods, but using a thinner laminate will almost always result in a lower cost.

2) Use a Flush-cut edge instead of a Sealed Edge -

Unless your laminated project requires the extra protection of Sealed Edge encapsulation, you should consider the more economical Flush-Cut edge method.

With the Sealed-Edge method, the lamination extends beyond the edge of the printed sheet to completely enclose the sheet in plastic. This means the printed sheet must first be trimmed to the desired size, then encapsulated with lamination, and then the plastic edges must be trimmed again.

However, with a Flush-Cut edge, the plastic laminate does not extend past the edge of the printed sheet. This allows the laminate and printed sheet to be trimmed to size at the same time, which reduces the overall production cost.

If you have any questions about lamination or have an upcoming project that requires printing and laminating, give Formax a call at 866-367-6221. We have excellent pricing on laminated printing and can offer you very helpful guidance and advice.

Take care! Keith

About the Author

Keith Beaty is the owner of Formax Printing Solutions in St. Louis, MO. Formax provides a complete array of offset and digital printing services. Specialty areas include book printing, full-color printing, laminated printing, map printing, plus mailing services. If you ever have a printing question or project you would like to discuss, Keith is always happy to help. He can be reached at 866-367-6221. Keith and Formax have been providing worry-free printing and related services since 1985.

Does an Outstanding Job

Formax Printing does an outstanding job printing anything and everything we send them. But the biggest reason I go to them time and again is the customer service. Our...

- Cynthia P, Primary & Secondary Education

We Consider Formax a Partner

We consider Formax a partner in every sense of the word. The staff is a pleasure to work with, and their attention to detail is greatly appreciated! Whether a large order...

- Becky R, Charitable Organization

They Exceed My Expectations

Formax knows everything about printing so I don’t have to. I have been working with them since 2000. As the Marketing Coordinator of a small company, I wear many...

- Cheryl M, Industrial Heating Equipment

More Testimonials
Know your Specs?
Use our Quote Form
Ready to Print?
Upload your Artwork
Have a Question?
Check out our FAQ
35+ Years In Business Centrally Located in the United States 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Contact Formax Printing

Contact us with questions or to discuss your print project. If you are ready for a quote, please click here to access our easy Quote Request Form.​

866-367-6221