Laminated Books

About Laminated Books

We offer Gloss or Matt lamination for the cover of your books. Digitally printed covers are liable to marking during handling so lamination is highly recommended to prevent this.

Still can’t decide between Gloss or Matt? Take a look below to find out more about the pros and cons of each lamination. Additionally, if you’d like to know more about laminated books, get in touch with our team.

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Gloss vs Matt Lamination

Many people don’t consider lamination to be an important part of their book, it is normally pushed to the side and is a last minute thought. But lamination is something that people should really consider when sending their book to print.

Lamination gives your books more protection from damages that may occur and it gives the book a much nicer look and feel.

Gloss lamination: the pros

  • Gives your cover a deeper, cleaner and crisper look to the colours and lines
  • Brightens up the cover
  • Easy to clean

Gloss lamination: the cons

  • Prone to finger marking and scratches.

Matt lamination: the pros

  • Gives a book a more professional and sophisticated look
  • More resistant to scuffs and scratches
  • Less reflective – gives a more natural look

Matt lamination: the cons

  • Prone to stains and spills
  • Can give the colour a dull look

Still can’t decide between Gloss and Matt? Request one of our sample brochures or get in touch with our team. is a trading name of Imprint Academic Ltd; Company № 08013853 & VAT № 40904775. | Our registered address is: Seychelles Farm, Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon EX5 5HY
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