Laminating film is used to protect your prints. Two types occur. Hot or cold laminate. Hot lamination is a more economical lamination method and is generally preferable to cold lamination. Hot laminating film uses a heat-activated adhesive that heats up as it passes through the laminator. The disadvantage of hot lamination is that some objects (for example some photographs) cannot handle the high heat required for hot lamination. Cold laminate, on the other hand, uses a pressure-sensitive adhesive that does not need to be heated. The laminator uses rollers that press the sheets together. Cold laminate is faster and easier to use than hot laminate and works for almost all flat objects. Laminate is primarily used to protect against UV radiation that fades the print inks over time. Laminate also protects against mechanical wear. A laminated print on ex. a vehicle has a significantly higher service life than an unlaminated one. There are also many different special laminates for example. floor decoration, graffiti protection, effect laminate or light blockers for display products. Floor laminate can, among other things, be used as a non-slip surface on both indoor and outdoor floors.