Three preservation techniques for protecting printed materials (2020/07/24)

There are several hazards in the world that will damage printed materials, whether it be from poor environmental conditions or rough handling by consumers. Companies can protect their promotional materials with three simple preservation techniques.


1.       Applying coats to paper


A coating agent provides a layer of protection covering the entire paper, filling in the tiny gaps on the paper to create a smooth, uniform surface that resists dirt and moisture. The agent strengthens the paper, allowing it to withstand general wear and tear when carried by customers. Printing companies can apply glossy coats to paper orders that help printed images look more colorful, vibrant, and professional.


2.       Laminating printed materials


The laminating process uses two clear pieces of plastic film to give paper materials added strength and rigidity. The paper is enclosed and then bonded to the plastic film, sealing the piece inside to prevent smudging, wrinkles, and damages from liquid hazards. Ink colors used on the paper are enhanced by the process, providing companies with attention-holding images that have an extended lifetime.


3.       Covering orders with shrink-wrap


Shrink-wrap is a plastic film that shrinks and conforms to packaged items when heated, tightly enclosing the goods to protect orders while being handled. Shrink-wrap will prevent paper materials from rubbing against each other when transported, reducing the chance of crumpled corners. When stored, shrink-wrapped paper goods are shielded from dust, moisture, and other substances that may cause quality to fade. Businesses that use stationery printing can shrink-wrap orders to create easy-to-handle bundles of paper.