When in the restaurant business, or any business really, making sure the things you spend hard earned money on last is always the goal. For restaurants one of the most handled and abused items are menus. People drop, throw, and bend them. They get spilled on and walked on. And better yet they are expensive … More Laminated Menus
There are many different types of laminating material, but almost all of it is made to be used with items that are not printed digitally. If you use a standard laminating material on a digital print it will not adhere properly to the paper. This leads to the laminate bubbling up and peeling off. Worry … More Laminating Digital Prints
We have seen a lot more laminating done this year compared to past years. There are a number of reasons for this. First and foremost laminating protects your printed project. It keeps out the elements, like water and dust. It also adds longevity by slowing fading. More than that laminating adds to the look by making colors and images pop on the page. The following is the list of the five things that we laminated most this year. … More The Top 5 Most Laminated Items of 2016
At Big Fish Print Solutions we believe one of the best ways to protect your printing project is to have it laminated. Lamination adds durability and longevity, as well as functionality and aesthetic appeal. However, even with all the benefits that laminating brings there are some items that should not be laminated. 1. Your Social … More 3 Things You Shouldn’t Laminate
Contrary to popular belief you can print on plastic and other synthetic substrates. How you actually go about printing on these substances can be a bit tricky. There are a few things that come into play when trying to print on a synthetic material instead of paper. What type of material are using, is it synthetic … More Printing on Plastic
There is a lot of time, effort, and money that goes into printing your project. Make sure it lasts. If you need a good-looking, long living, nice feeling printed project, laminating it is the answer. 1. Laminating Protects The number one reason to laminate your printed projects is added protection. Laminating works by encapsulating your piece … More 3 Reasons to Laminate Everything
Laminate If you need to protect your piece from moisture, dust and other contaminates there are few better choices than lamination. Not only that, it can also add sheen and really make the colors pop on the page. (For this discussion it is assumed you already know what laminate is, if you would like more … More How Thick Should the Laminate be on My Printing Project?
Paper That Isn’t Paper Synthetic paper is a substance that acts and looks very much like the paper you use every day, but instead of being made from wood fibers it is made from synthetic petroleum-based materials. It is really closer to plastic in terms how it is made, but the way it feels, looks … More Synthetic Paper
If you are thinking about a printing project and you would like to add to its longevity, or if you need to protect it from the elements, you should consider lamination. Adding a laminate to the project will reduce ware, slow down fading, and add a nice finishing touch. All without distorting the image. … More Should I Laminate My Printing Project?
We are starting this blog to help you better understand how the printing business operates, and to hopefully clear up some of the confusing terminology that is often used in the printing world. … More Welcome to Big Fish Print Solutions