Almost every day, we receive questions from our customers, and potential customers, about lamination film. They want to know what thickness is best for their job, or why their laminated document didn’t turn out quite right. Below are a few common questions and answers we’ve found over the years to be the most helpful.
What lamination film thickness should I use?
Laminator film is measured in mils, or thousandths of an inch. The mil thickness you use depends on what you want to laminate, and how firm, or rigid, you want the laminated item to be.
For example, if you are laminating something printed on cardstock, a thicker film is not required. If you are laminating a document printed on 20-pound bond paper, you would use film that is somewhat thicker. The most commonly requested lamination film thickness we’ve seen over the years is 5mil lamination film.
The lamination film on my laminated document looks cloudy. Why?
If the lamination film appears cloudy, you are likely running your laminator at too low a temperature and need to crank things up. The cloudiness is un-melted lamination glue and film.
Why does my lamination film have ripples?
If the film coming out of your laminator has a rippled effect, your laminator is probably running too hot. Turn down the laminator temperature and those unsightly ripples should go away.
There are bubbles in my laminated document. How did this happen?
If you see bubbles in your laminated document, your laminator is definitely running too hot. The film will boil and bubble when the laminator is too hot. Turning down the temperature on your laminator should eliminate this problem. Be sure to contact Office Zone with all of your lamination film questions.
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