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"silvering" when laminating...

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Ken, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Hi All...
    I've just done some lamination on a couple of small (10 x10 inch) prints using the big squeegee. I'm getting silvering which kinda looks like a gazillion little air bubbles. Is this normal? Will it go away? Would application of heat help?
    Thanks for all replies.
    Ken
    Signs That Work !
    Shuswap Lake, BC
     
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  2. ColoPrinthead

    ColoPrinthead Swollen Member

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    I use a laminator and get silvering everytime. I've found that it goes away after a day or two and I don't let my prints wait before cutting them apart because of it.
     
  3. john1

    john1 Guest

    Hey Ken, It will go away in 24 hours. I get it with the BS as well. I roll the print up with the print on the outside as it pulls the laminate some causing the silvering to go away faster.
     
  4. thmooch

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    Place flat in direct sun after laminating. Couple of hours and its all good.
     
  5. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    "Place flat in direct sun after laminating. Couple of hours and its all good. "
    Well we've got a hot sunny day here..today..I'll give that a try...hope it doesn't warp..
    Thanks for the ideas to all..
    Cheers!
    Ken
     
  6. thmooch

    thmooch Active Member

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    tape it down to some coro or poly metal, so it doesn't blow away when the wind gets it.
     
  7. eye4clr

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    if it's a laminated print, you can also roll it image side out as tight as you dare and rubber band it. Silvering will be almost if not completely gone in 15-30 minutes.
     
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