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Book Printing: The Many Benefits of a Laminated Book Cover

One of the best ways to enhance the appearance and function of a softcover book is to have it produced with a laminated cover. Lamination provides many important benefits…

Lamination Adds a Protective Barrier - lamination protects the paper substrate against spills, stains and abrasions, thus increasing the longevity and usefulness of the book.

Lamination Makes the Ink Colors More Vivid - a gloss laminate adds depth and vibrancy to the underlying ink colors, which attracts attention and stimulates interest.

Lamination Creates Distinction - whether it's a high gloss laminate for added sheen or a soft-touch laminate for a unique feel, laminated books stand out from the crowd.

Lamination Increases the Strength of the Cover - the laminate film adds thickness and rigidity to the cover, which helps guard against tears, creases and wrinkles.

Lamination is an Extremely Good Value - a laminated cover adds durability and protection to a softcover book for a very reasonable cost…a fraction of the cost of hardcover binding.

Lamination involves bonding a clear plastic film onto the book's cover. Books that are handled frequently - especially those used for reference, training, cooking or sales presentations - are excellent candidates for lamination.

Also, because of its resistance to grime and moisture, lamination is recommended for books used in dirty or damp environments, such as equipment repair manuals or field guides. Lamination is also a good choice for books handled by children.

If you have an upcoming softcover book printing project and would like to learn more about the benefits of lamination, get in touch with Formax Printing. We offer lamination on perfect bound, saddle-stitched, spiral coil and wire-o bound books. Low minimum order quantity too…only 200 books.

You can reach us at 866-367-6221. Or, if you already know your specs, click here to access our simple quote request form. You will be surprised at how affordable our book printing and laminating can be!

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.

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