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Synthetic Frame Lamination

Lamination is a common and relatively effective method for protecting printed materials from elements and wear. This post-press process (after printing) involves applying a thin film of plastic to the document, making the printed material tear-proof and water resistant. In addition to menus, lamination is often used for items that are frequently handled, such as book covers, brochures, identification cards and more.

Whereas paper-based substrates contain wood pulp and natural fibers, synthetics are most commonly made of some type of polymer film like polyester, polypropylene or vinyl. The result is a quality so high that it can be difficult to distinguish a synthetic sheet from that of ‘real paper’. They are also known for their incredible strength and durability, as synthetics are tear-, water- and grease-resistant. Mohawk Premium Polyester is even alcohol-resistant!