Hello everyone, in the previous article we learned that cold lamination film is a commonly used covering material for decoration, consisting of polyester film and adhesive, it is often used to protect and enhance the surface of printed matter, boxes, books and other items, to maintain its appearance and quality.
It has the advantages of UV protection, waterproof, tear-resistance, and scratch resistance. If we want to use cold lamination film for decoration correctly, we first need to understand the difference between matte cold lamination film and glossy cold lamination film in the application.
What is the difference between matte/glossy cold lamination film?
Matte cold lamination film and glossy cold lamination film are two commonly used cold laminating film products, but there are some differences between them in appearance and use effect:
1. First of all, compared with glossy cold lamination film, matte cold lamination film has no luster on the surface, is softer, and looks more natural.
This effect is suitable for occasions that need to weaken color contrast and reduce reflections, such as portraits, art posters, etc.
The bright cold lamination film has a certain degree of gloss, which makes the image look brighter and more vivid.
This effect is suitable for occasions that need to highlight bright colors and enhance visual effects, such as commercial advertisements and promotional posters.
2. Secondly, there are also differences in material and thickness between matte cold lamination film and glossy cold lamination film.
Matte cold lamination film is usually made of light-sensitive materials with a thickness of 25-30μm; glossy cold lamination film is usually made of PET material with a thickness of 24-28μm.
There is not much difference in thickness between the two, but the materials are different, and the corresponding machine settings and mounting methods will also be different.
Therefore, we usually distinguish the application methods of matte and glossy cold lamination films according to some usage scenarios.
How to use matte or glossy cold lamination film according to different usage scenarios?
We usually make decisions based on different usage scenarios and requirements. Here are some common usage scenarios and suggestions:
1. Artwork display: For some occasions where artworks are displayed, it is recommended to use matte cold lamination film, because matte cold lamination film can weaken color contrast, reduce reflection, make it softer, and look more natural. For example watercolor painting, hand-painted sketches, etc.
2. Commercial advertising: For commercial advertising occasions, it is recommended to use glossy cold lamination film, because glossy cold lamination film can make the image look brighter and more vivid, enhance the visual effect, and highlight the bright colors. For example promotional posters, exhibition displays, etc.
3. Making family photo albums: For the occasion of making family photo albums, both matte and glossy cold lamination films can be used, depending on personal preferences and needs. If you need to highlight the color and effect of the photo, you can choose a glossy cold lamination film. If you need to weaken the color contrast and reflection of the photo, you can choose a matte cold lamination film.
4. Student homework display: For the occasion of the student homework display, it is recommended to use matte cold lamination film, because the matte cold lamination film can reduce reflection, will not interfere with the viewer’s line of sight, and can also protect the homework from defacement and tearing crack.
5. Posters, maps, signs: For the display of printed materials such as posters, maps, and signs, it is recommended to use glossy cold lamination film, because such printed materials are rich in color, and the pictures contain more information elements, and more picture information needs to be retained, so Gloss cold lamination film is required to enhance vision.
Generally speaking, the glossy cold lamination film can restore the color and information of the picture to a large extent, but it will produce reflections and scratches.
The display effect of the matte cold lamination film is soft, and the covering display effect will become lighter, but it will not scratches. When purchasing cold lamination film, you need to choose according to the actual situation and personal favorite effect.
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