Laminating Film Finishes & Characteristics

 

Diamond Hard Velvet Matte™
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D&K’s proprietary Diamond Hard Velvet Matte™ products feature a revolutionary top-coated matte surface that offers an unparalleled look and feel. These films create a haze-free matte finish that will not distort graphics or shift colors. The matte finish also offers added scuff resistance with a soft velvet touch that is ideal for high end applications of all types. Now available with SuperStick® adhesive for superior adhesion to digital prints of all types!

High Slip
High slip films feature a slick finish that allows laminated products to easily slide and stack on top of each other. High slip products are ideal for high speed automated lamination.

Curl-Free®/Flat Film (Mapped & Matched)
D&K offers specialized films that will not curl up when laminating one or two sided prints. Curl-Free® films are ideal for one sided applications including book covers, folders, and documents. Additionally, mapped and matched films are designed to be used together to create perfectly flat two sided products including cards, menus, and more.

Dry Erase (Write-on/ Wipe-off)
Dry erase products can be written on using dry-erase markers, then wiped clean with a cloth or other eraser. Dry erase products are available in a standard or hardcoat version that is guaranteed not to result in any ghosting when used as directed. Dry erase finishes are ideal for posters, calendars, white boards, and more.

Writable/ Draftable
Writable/ Draftable films are designed to be written on using standard pencils and pens. These films are ideal for posters, calendars, architectural renderings, and more.

Gluable/ Stampable
Gluable/Stampable films readily accept most binding glues and foil stamps. These products are ideal for applications including book covers, folders, and packaging.

Food Grade
Food grade films from D&K comply with requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which is applicable to materials that may come into contact with foods intended for human consumption. Vinyl and Polyester films (excluding gluable/stampable polyester) meet specifications listed in 21CFR177.1630. Polypropylene films meet FDA 21CFR177.1520 specifications. All D&K adhesives meet FDA specifications as listed in 21CFR177.1350, paragraphs A, B, and C.

Anti-Graffiti
Anti-graffiti films feature a durable surface that stands up to spray paint, markers, and other graffiti. Anti-graffiti products will not sustain damage from paint or writing materials and can be cleaned off using common cleaning solvents. These films are ideal for applications in public areas that may be exposed to vandalism.

Textured/ Embossed
Textured or embossed films give prints a unique look and feel. D&K offers a variety of textured vinyl films designed to impart a special finish that can be seen and felt. Textured finishes include:

Semi-Gloss/ Luster
A finish with light reflection levels between those of gloss and matte products. Semi-gloss or luster products feature less glare than a gloss finish, without muting colors in the print.

Matte/ Non-Reflective Matte
Matte/ non-reflective matte film products soften images and reduce glare. Matte finishes are ideal for applications viewed under lights and those requiring a distinctive soft look.

Gloss (Clear)
Gloss films create a shiny protective finish that reflects light back to the viewer. Gloss films are also known as “clear” products due to their transparent and optically clear look. A gloss finish brings attention to prints and helps bring out the brightest colors in images.