Laminating is a post-printing process in which a thin protective transparent plastic film is applied to the surface of the printed paperboard.
The custom printed paper box is laminated to protect it from stains and moisture, to increase its strength and durability, and to add sheen and vibrancy to its ink.
The film can efficiently improve the rigidity of the printed paper box and make the paper box water-proof to some extent in humid conditions. What's more important is that the laminating can keep the printing color crisp for years.
We provide 4 laminating options for the printed paper boxes, rigid paper boxes and corrugated pritned boxes.
The glossy laminating paper boxes and matte laminating paper boxes gives the packaging box either a glossy or a matte finish outside by laminating a thin PET film onto the paperboard. The finish is very common in folding paper boxes, E flute, F flute corrugated boxes, rigid paper boxes, cosmetic paper boxes and custom paper bags.
The glossy laminating provides a more brilliant glossy sheen to the custom paper box than the UV glossy coating or varnishing. It is a great a way to give a clean modern look to the custom paper box. The glossy printed paper box have a shiny finish and is great when you want to make the colors pop. Meantime, the glossy laminating works effectively with the silver foil stamping to achieve the very brilliant visual effect.
While the matte laminating can be an effective way to give the custom paper box a nice smooth look and a luxury quality feel. It works great with designs and color pallets that are subdued. Having a matte finish will also take away any glare and will often look cleaner as fingerprints won’t show after someone had touched it.
The soft touch laminating is a special matte laminating method, which gives the printed paper box a soft touch finish. The film used for the soft touch laminating is a special BOPP film, which gives the excellent SOFT TOUCH feel. The matte surface presents a pleasant and intense velvety effect very similar to the peach skin. It is widely and exclusively used for the high-end usage in the printing and packaging industry. The finish are very common in the production of custom folding cartons, cosmetic paper box, jewelry paper boxes, cardboard gift boxes and rigid paper box.
The soft touch paper box is an exceptional package for prestigious and premium applications in search of a touch distinction. This laminating film is printable, glue-able and stamp-able. It works well with the embossing, debossing, spot UV finish and foil stamping finish. It is ideal for use in the high-end products, like cosmetics, jewelry, watch, and a variety of other luxury items.
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The film used for the anti-scratch laminating is another special kind of BOPP film, which makes the custom paper box resistant to scuff and scratch. Also it can effectively remove the dirt and smudge problems caused by the finger prints. Therefore, the finish is widely used in the high-end cosmetic paper boxes and rigid paper boxes.
The anti-scratch laminating is deployed to solve the scratch problems on the ordinary matte laminated boxes. The scratch problem arises when the matte laminating is applied on the custom paper box with a large area of solid deep color printing, like black, blue, red. It gives the custom paper box a matte finish.
According to the laminating method, we provide the custom paper boxes as below:
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