Layered for Protection: 5 Products Made Stronger by Lamination

laminated staff identification cardIt’s disappointing when an old picture you have with loved ones gets smudged with water. The same could be said for IDs, books, and certificates you have that could get wet. Luckily, lamination exists to solve this problem, but not everyone knows exactly how it works.

It involves using a large format laminator or any laminating machine to manufacture a material, such as a photo or a document, in multiple layers to make it resistant to outdoor elements and preserve its appearance. Here’s a closer look at the objects commonly laminated today.


Posters are normally artful displays that inform people of a certain event or promotion. Laminating them is necessary because posters are normally placed outside, where they’d be exposed to various elements like rain, snow, and heat.


Certificates are important documents because they serve as proofs of individual or group achievements. Having them laminated, therefore, would help preserve the memory of achieving a certain goal, like graduation or speaking at a convention.


Similar to posters, signs are also placed outside, but their purpose is to direct or inform passersby or pedestrians of a nearby shop or road direction.


Whether they are ID photos or family portraits, photos show faces that helps in identification or commemoration. Laminating them would help people remember the faces shown, benefiting security or family members.


Menus show customers the look of a certain dish. Because menus are commonly used in restaurants, there may be instances of them getting smudged by food substances or drinks. Lamination should prevent menus from getting smudged or stained.

Many objects are prone to damage from outdoor elements. Thanks to lamination, things like certificates, photos, programs, and menus can be made resistant to heat, water, or wear and tear. It’s a protective process that continues to benefit both businesses and individuals today.