Lamintation Prints and Paper Choice

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Keith Cooper
Keith Cooper Veteran Member • Posts: 3,139
Re: Lamintation Prints and Paper Choice

I do get this done for some of my commercial prints

Typically large ones in board rooms and the like, where I gan get a custom size frame to drop them in - any good picture framer can knock these out. Picture frame often comes in 2m lengths, making for quite big prints if need be.

The lamination is the glazing...

I take my prints (usually on a heavier lustre paper - makes handling easier) to a local signage company who can laminate a slightly matte film on them, on various boards (typically a hard foam board)

Paper textures or longevity is of minimal importance here - they are going on a wall and will likely get dusted or even wiped like everything else. It is 'just' wall art

I found a local signmaker happy to do this, via the yellow pages (I'm in the UK so no suggestions for you).

I can hear some wincing at this, but I have a four foot long colour print mounted this way in our bedroom, where it looks just fine and the surface finish of the matte film works well for reduction of reflections  (a cotton rag paper here IIRC)

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