Lamination is a procedure that protects prints by applying a transparent protective film. It is indicated for prints that will be exposed in public places where may be touched by visitors.
Prints protected by lamination can be easily cleaned and thus are more resistant compared to prints without protection. The film also contains a UV filter which prolongs the duration of colors exposed to sunlight.
Prints destined for lamination are produced on photographic paper. Using more valuable materials would be pointless because the surface of the material itself is replaced by that of the protective film making the original surface of the material indistinguishable.
- Opaque Lamination
Opaque lamination is indicated if you want to avoid reflections caused by the presence of spotlights or other sources of illumination that would be reflected on the surface of the print. The colors of the prints protected with opaque lamination tend to slightly fade having light loss of contrast.
- Glossy Lamination
Glossy lamination is indicated if you want to make the print brighter and there are no annoying reflections from sources of illumination. The colors of the prints protected with glossy lamination remain vivid, bright and contrasty.
- Protective spray
It is applied to all prints on Fine Art paper as Photo RagBright White and Museum Etching. This exceptional Hahnemuhle protective spray allows you to fix colors and provide prints with a protection against aging. It contains a UV protection, prevents the yellowing and the discoloration of the paper without affecting the visual quality of the printing or altering the surface at all.