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Matt Lamination

Matt lamination gives an elegant effect that offers great quality for products where image and first impressions mean everything, which is why it is a common choice for many.

Unlike gloss lamination, matt lamination can provide a softer look, as it can produce lower contrast on darker colours. Whilst forming a protective coating over the print, it does not provide the same level of protection as gloss lamination and can be prone to scratching.

Gloss Lamination

With gloss lamination the shine finish gives the artwork a much more striking look, the light reflects off the laminate, and gives colours, in particularly blacks, a richer depth.  Gloss lamination is more high profile, it adds a high gloss sheen often used on brochure covers, menus, magazine covers or presentation folders offering a high impact option.

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



Encapsulating your digitally printed product gives you a robust wipe clean matt or gloss finish to both sides of your print. 

It differs from laminating in that the plastic film extends 2-3mm past the edge of the print – making a waterproof seal with the second side. Hence the print is sealed all the way around in a plastic coating.

The plastic film we use is 75micron thickness (on each side) and so encapsulation adds more stiffness to your finished product than lamination.

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Custom Laminated Posters | Encapsulated Posters

If you need to display your poster where it may get splashed or slightly wet you will need to laminate your poster or encapsulate it fully.

Encapsulated posters are ideal for clipping into A frame display cases so you can advertise your business or event outside.  Laminated posters offer splash proof protection and this is ideal for posters or notices that might otherwise get a little dusty or dirty or even splashed occasionally with water.

Choose your size – A4, A3, A2, A1 or A0 or any size of custom laminated | encapsulated poster in between.

If you are just looking for custom posters with no lamination then please see our Custom Poster product for small quantities or, for more than 25, please see our Production Posters product option for maximum cost effectiveness.

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We specialize in quality online printing your custom printed posters. Upload your inspirational design and we will print them using our HP wide format graphic printers.

Our normal process of printing posters uses the highest quality aqueous inks to give a vibrant depth of colour but without lamination or encapsulation they are not waterproof. 

Lamination or Encapsulation

To make your posters splash proof or wipe clean choose either lamination or encapsulation as a finish option.  

Laminated posters have a clear (matt or gloss) plastic film applied to one side of the print only.

Encapsulated posters have both sides of the poster covered in the matt or gloss plastic film and this forms a clear plastic edge approximately 3mm wide around the whole of the poster print.  Encapsulation is more water resistant than lamination and is commonly used in advertising prints enclosed in “A” frames that you will see outside shops, exposed to the weather.

Select the size and orientation of your indoor custom printed poster

Decide on what paper stock you would like it printed on :

    • Budget – our 130gsm coated satin paper
    • Professional – our 170gsm thicker photo satin paper which allows for premium finishes (if selected) like matt or gloss lamination or full encapsulation

Add the finishing touch

    • Matt or gloss lamination gives a wipe clean finish to your poster 
    • Encapsulation gives a fully sealed 150micron plastic coating on the front and back of your poster

Just upload your image file (don’t forget the bleed) as a .pdf, .ai, .jpeg or .tiff and you’re done!

Non Standard Sizes? – No problem

If you would prefer your laminated poster or encapsulated poster in a non standard size then that is no problem to us.  Simply upload your image artwork with your original dimensions and 3mm bleed and we will trim them to size.   We may just check in with you by phone just to confirm. 

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