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Pease Bindery
111 Oakcreek Drive
Lincoln, NE 68528
Phone: (402) 476-1303
Fax: (402) 476-2978
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More than a Pretty Face: Lamination Adds Durability as Well as an Attractive Appearance for Book Covers that Last

The coating also makes
graphics pop and gives
your book a polished,
upscale look others will notice.

Film lamination is the perfect way to add both resilience and beauty to any printed book cover. Laminated covers stand up to heavy usage, resisting moisture, scratching and marking. The film laminate also makes graphics pop giving your book a polished, upscale look others will notice.
Laminating films come in a variety of finishes and thicknesses. Choosing the right one depends upon your project needs.

Types of Laminate
There are several synthetic forms of laminate, and each one has unique qualities. All come in gloss and matte finishes complementing your design. To determine which one is suitable for your purpose, involve Pease Bindery early in the planning process.

Nylon – Nylon lays flatter than other synthetic laminates and works well for products with a long life expectancy because of its strength and resistance to marring. It is typically used for perfect bound soft cover books.

Polyester – Polyester is among the most popular and widely used film applications. This versatile laminate can be used on almost any project, and is known for its durability. Pease uses polyester 1.5 mil on the majority of our printed covers.

Polypropylene – Polypropylene is a cost effective film, but is softer and less resistant than either nylon or polyester.

Glueable and Stampable – Some film laminates work well for foil stamping and embossing. When your project calls for special touches, consult us to find out which synthetic films are compatible with these design elements.

Tips for Best Results
Keep it clean – Often, press powder is applied after printing to help ink dry quickly. Make sure all powder residues are removed from printed sheets prior to laminating or your results may be disappointing. Powder trapped between the paper sheets and the film will give the piece a distorted or gritty appearance.

Leave room to grip – Ensure there are sufficient margins for registration during the application process. Leave gripper margins of at least 3/4” and minimum side margins of 1/2” for best results.

Proper layouts save time in the bindery – Multiple-up cover sheets should be laid out with outside covers on the same side of the sheet. This allows us to laminate covers in a single pass, and eliminates additional trimming before the laminating process—a real time-saver.

About Pease Bindery
Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, Pease Bindery has served the manufacturing and post press needs of customers in the Midwest and beyond since 1912. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff provides a wide range of exceptional services including case binding, PUR adhesive binding, Smyth sewn soft cover binding, turned-edge loose-leaf ring binders, mechanical binding, concealed Wire-O, foil stamping, embossing and de-bossing, film lamination and more. Call Pease Bindery at (402) 476-1303 today to discuss your next project.


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