Glossy | Matt | Soft Touch | Anti-Scratch Laminating
At Packaging Empire, we offer you various laminating options for your custom paper boxes and paper bags, including the glossy or matte laminating, anti-scratch laminating, and soft touch laminating. Your custom packaging box is laminated for protection from stains and moisture, the increase in its strength and durability, and the addition of sheen and vibrancy to its ink.
Laminating is a post-printing process in which a thin protective transparent plastic film is applied to the surface of the printed surface. This extra lamination film can improve the rigidity of your custom printed box and make your packaging box water-resistant to a certain extent. Lamination will also help keep the printed colors crisp for years.
The ordinary glossy or matte laminating gives your custom printed packaging box a either glossy or matte finish outside with a thin PET film. This is a common finish for E-Flute, F-Flute corrugated boxes, folding paper cartons, rigid paper boxes, cosmetic paper boxes and paper bags.
The glossy laminating provides a more brilliant glossy sheen to the custom paper box than the UV glossy coating or varnishing. The shiny finish and is great to make the colors pop. The glossy laminating works effectively with the silver foil stamping to achieve a brilliant visual effect.
The matte laminating is an effective way to give the custom packaging box a luxury look and feel. A matte finish will also take away any glare and will often look cleaner as fingerprints won’t show after someone had touched it.
Also, the matte laminate works great with foil stamping finish and spot UV finish. The great contrast makes the color looks more vibrant and crisp.
Glossy Laminating Corrugated Box
Matt Laminating Corrugated Box
Soft Touch Laminating
The soft touch laminating is a special matte laminating method that gives your custom printed packaging box a soft touch finish. The film used for the soft touch laminating is a special BOPP film, which gives you the soft touch feel. The matte surface presents a pleasant velvety effect very similar to the peach skin. It is widely used for high-end packaging, such as the cosmetic paper box, jewelry paper boxes, custom folding cartons, cardboard gift boxes and rigid paper box.
The soft touch paper box is an exceptional package for premium applications. This laminating film is printable, glue-able and stamp-able and it works great with embossing, debossing, spot UV finish and foil stamping finish.
Soft Touch Paper Box
The film used for the anti-scratch laminating is another special kind of BOPP film that gives your custom packaging box a matte finish and making it resistant to scuffs, scratches, dirt, and smudges. That is why this finishing option is widely used in the cosmetic and luxury industries.
Anti-Scratch Laminating E-Flute Corrugated Box