We understand that framing can be costly and not always the
best option for everyone's situation. Lamination is the ideal
solution for protecting your print or poster from fading,
tearing, dirt, fingerprints, moisture and other contaminants.
Lamination is a cost effective way to prolong the life of
your print or poster. Laminating is an inexpensive way to
protect maps, drawings, aeronautical and nautical charts,
the output from pen plotters, posters - in fact, just about
anything. We use a 3-millimetre two-sided laminate which allows
you to roll, or even fold your maps after they have been laminated.
You can write on the laminate with water-based markers and
remove the writing later, if you want, with a damp cloth.
Don't use the dry-erase markers; they don't come off!
Select your print or poster. Choose to have it laminated.
It's that quick. It's that simple. Please note not all posters
and prints are available laminated.
1. What is a laminated print?
2. What can and cannot be laminated?
3. Can I frame a laminated print or poster?
4. Why would I want to laminate a print or poster?
5. How does the lamination film compare to glass
6. Are laminated prints and posters shipped flat
1. What is a laminated
A laminated print is a print that is enclosed between two
clear protective films. The films provide protection against
fading, tearing, dirt, fingerprints, moisture and other contaminants.
The plastic coating process (the film) protects the image,
poster or print and ads a glossy finish to the print. Some
of our images have a special gloss coating and we do not laminate
over these images. The UV coated laminated version of Spaceshots'
posters, prints and maps have a double-sided .003 mil lamination
on the front and on the back of the map, along with a .20"
2. What can and cannot be laminated?
Prints and posters are ideal for laminating. However, lamination
is permanent, so once a print or poster is laminated, it cannot
be undone. Collectible or valuable items should not be laminated.
Posters of prints you would like to frame at a later date
should not be laminated. Not all of our posters and prints
are offered laminated. If we do not offer it laminated we
have selected not to for various reasons and we would not
suggest you take that risk either. For example this could
be because the image has a coating place on it at the time
of printing and makes the lamination film peel off the piece.
3. Can I frame a laminated
print or poster?
Spaceshots does not offer framing for laminated prints or
posters. We do not suggested to frame a laminated poster or
print. There is a reason for this, there are volatiles and
some times air that is between the film and the poster or
print. When you have this mounted, the volatile or very small
amount of air tends to make the laminated poster or print
start to wave and not lay flat on the mounting surface.
4. Why would I want
to laminate a print or poster?
When framing is not an option, lamination is the ideal solution
for protecting and prolonging the life of your prints.
5. How does the lamination
film compare to glass or acrylic?
When framing is not an option and glass or acrylic will not
be used, then the lamination film is an excellent alternative.
We use a clear, reflective control film that maintains color
brightness and image clarity at a cost conscious price. This
application is great for classrooms, and children's rooms
where one might tend to touch the image more often.
6. Are laminated prints
and posters shipped flat or rolled?
In order to reduce your shipping charges and provide you
with cost savings, we roll laminated prints and posters, place
the print, map or poster in a clear plastic sleeving and ship
them in tubes.
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