Laminated Photographs

It’s a well-known fact that laminating your photographs can enhance them as well as keep them in good shape. Unfortunately, there’s also a chance your photos could become damaged if you process them with using hot lamination. Luckily, there are ways to bypass hot lamination so you can keep your photos in great shape.
If you want to be able to enjoy your treasured photographs for years to come, laminating them is the way to go. Lamination not only protects the photos from tears, rips, and spills; it can also enhance the pictures’ colors, making them more vibrant. Laminating your photographs can be pretty easy and there are several ways you can do so. Here are three of them for you to check out and consider:
Have you ever considered laminating them? Lamination film protects and preserves a wide variety of material. When applied to a photograph, you no longer have to worry about watermarks, scratches or other damage. Even items as large as a poster or map can be laminated. Lamination not only protects, but also adds rigidity and durability to documents.
The most basic thing to know about lamination is that there are essentially two types–hot and cold. Both can do a really good job of protecting your photographs, and the cost of a machine can come in at under $100 easily. Hot lamination uses heat to melt an adhesive which glues the clear sheet to the photograph. Cold lamination uses pressure to melt the adhesive–which is pressure-sensitive–and glues the sheet to the image.
A hot laminating machine needs an electrical power supply to heat the adhesive and operate the rollers which press the laminate down. A cold laminating machine usually uses hand power. A handle is turned which applies the pressure and moves the photograph through the machine. In both cases the laminating film can be a roll type, which needs to be cut to size to fit the image.