UV Coating and Lamination

lamination

  • UV coating on one side costs 20 cents each
  • UV coating on two sides costs 40 cents each
  • Gloss lamination on one side costs 25 cents each
  • Gloss lamination on two sides costs 50 cents each
  • Soft touch lamination on one side costs 30 cents each
  • Soft touch lamination on two sides costs 60 cents each

Options for UV Coating and Lamination:

UV coating is a shiny coating put on covers to give them a very high gloss look as well as to protect the finish. Lamination is a gloss or matte film that is adhered to the cover. We offer the following options depending on the binding style selected:

With saddle stitching, we cannot UV coat covers because the binding is done in conjunction with the printing process. However, we can laminate covers.

With perfect binding, we can UV coat or laminate the outside covers but not the inside covers. If we UV coat or laminate the inside covers, the glue would not adhere to the spine.

With plastic coil and wire-o binding, we can UV coat or laminate both sides of the cover.

All of our other printing products (brochures, business cards, flat sheets, flyers, newsletters, postcards, posters, and rack cards) can be UV coated or laminated on one side or two sides, as long as they are printed on a cover weight stock.

Whether or not to UV coat or laminate your covers is a personal decision. Some people love it, others think it is unnecessary. It does have a very glossy look and tends to make colors pop on a cover. Our soft touch matte lamination has a very silky feel to it.

If you would like to discuss these options and whether you should consider them for your printing project, feel free to contact us.  You can call us at 1-800-338-4329, email us at [email protected], or chat online. We’d love to hear from you!