Is Laminated Printing Worth It?

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Is Laminated Printing Worth It?

Laminating a print is a great way to make it look better and last longer. It’s especially useful for items that need to be cleaned frequently, like restaurant menus, and for items that will be displayed outside, such as menu boards. Laminating a large sign or outdoor menu is definitely worthwhile, especially if you want it to last. Here’s why laminating your posters and menus is a good idea.

Lamination protects your signs or menus from the damage caused by moisture, sun exposure, and general wear.

You can make your prints stronger and more resistant to tearing, creasing, and fading by laminating them.

Laminating can enhance the appearance of printed materials by adding an attractive finish. Options include matte, gloss, satin, and various textures. 

Laminated materials are easy to wipe clean because of their smooth, plastic surface.

Yes—usually laminating a menu is a good idea. However, it can depend on what you’re using them for and how permanent they are. Handheld table menus that get replaced frequently may not be a good choice for lamination. However, you should laminate large-format menu boards that will be used again and again or need to withstand weather conditions like direct sunlight. 

Many types of businesses can use laminated menu boards to display their offerings. For example, an Irish pub advertising their seasonal specials on the patio or a taco truck traveling between festivals and concerts all summer can benefit from laminated menu boards. 

  • Next to food trucks where lines form
  • Outdoors at fast-casual restaurants, or before drive-through windows
  • Events like festivals, concerts, or theater productions 
  • Farmer’s markets 
  • Food courts
  • Sidewalks or entryways in cafės and pubs
  • Spas or nail salons

Laminating a large piece of advertising is definitely worthwhile, especially if you intend to use it more than once. Most any print larger than 11” X 17” counts as a large-format print that can benefit from being laminated. 

At Mousegraphics here in Tempe, we offer a wide range of large-format marketing materials that can be laminated. Here are a few examples: 

  • Standing displays
  • Menu boards
  • Banners 
  • A-frame signs
  • and much more

If you need to promote your business, products, services, or events, get a hold of the experts at Mousegraphics. We will bring your creative designs to life with durable, high-quality marketing materials that are designed to last. In addition to creating laminated menu boards, banners, and posters, we can also print vinyl window graphics, tabletop displays, and more. Get started today! Give us a call at 480-470-7438 to request a quote