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Laminating Foil?

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by Ghost Prophet, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Ghost Prophet

    Ghost Prophet Member

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    Have looked around on the forum and haven't seen any topics on the pro's/con's of laminating foil decals.

    Obviously you almost always want to laminate anything that is printed with ink. But what about foil? Surely it can't hurt, but does it matter?

    Thanks for input in advance. ^_^
     
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  2. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    foil?
    any more specs/info
     
  3. Ghost Prophet

    Ghost Prophet Member

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    Gerber2 Foil, sorry!
     
  4. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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  5. Ghost Prophet

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    So difference between laminate and UV foil is longevity and cost? Seems like laminate would cost more and last longer, but the UV foil is a really sweet alternative.

    Thanks Fred!
     
  6. Fred Weiss

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    No question the laminate protects better, but the overprint works decently. We haven't seen a faded print since we started using it 6 or 7 years ago. The main thing I dislike about using laminate is the change in the Edge workflow. Using the foil is no different than just having an extra color in the job.
     
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