LexJet Gloss Polyester Laminate 2 Mil is a very thin, ultra-clear, high-quality laminating film that is ideal for protecting high-end photographic and inkjet prints from abrasion, humidity, fingerprints, and exposure to chemicals. It is a popular choice for laminating photographic prints that won’t be displayed behind glass in frames, such as prints displayed at exhibitions, competitions, and art fairs.
The gloss finish can enhance the vibrancy and visual appeal of the photographic print. UV inhibitors help extend the life of the laminating film and the stability of the printed colors, particularly if the print is exposed to sunlight or fluorescent lights for extended periods of time.
LexJet Gloss Polyester Laminate 2 Mil was previously known as 2 Mil GraphicsGuard™ UV Gloss.
|Product Type||Laminates & Coatings|
|Adhesive Type||Pressure Sensitive|
|Applications||POP / Indoor Signage|
|Laminate & Coating Type||Pressure Sensitive|
|Material||2 mil gloss polyester film|
|Adhesive||1 mil optically clear permanent acrylic pressure sensitive; UV resistant|
|Light Transmission||Approximately 84% @ 550nms|
|Gloss at 60°||100+|
|Release Liner||1.5 mil polyester film liner|
|Peel Adhesion||(Test method PSTC-1): Stainless Steel= 48 oz/in|
|Shear Strength||(PSTC 7, 1 hour dwell, 1 sq. in., 4 lb. load): 25+ hours|
|UVA Light Protection||No|
|Inkjet Media Preparation||Printer manufacturers recommend that you allow your print to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before lamination. In areas with high humidity dry times can be longer.|
|Laminator Compatibility||It's recommended that your laminator be equipped with a release liner take-up reel. All LexJet laminates are provided on 3" standard cores.|
|Laminator Settings||Apply 80-100 psi and use 2-3 feet per minute for dwell time depending upon application. Apply 90° to 100° F (38° C) to help the adhesive flow, which will produce a more consistent adhesion to the print, The top and bottom web tension should be minimal.|
|Adhesive Cure Time||After applying the laminate, allow curing for a minimum of 2 hours before cutting or trimming. Maximum bond strength is reached in 24 hours.|
|Expected Exterior Life||The polyester film and adhesive have good resistance to discoloration caused by exterior exposure. LexJet Gloss Polyester Laminate (2 Mil) could protect the under-laying graphics for up to 2 years from fading caused by typical exterior exposure conditions.|
|Min. Application Temp.||50° F (10° C)|
|Service Temp. Range||-20° F to 257° F (-29° to 125° C ) THIS IS NOT A LAMINATOR SETTING.|
|Ideal Storage Conditions||70° F (21° C), 50% R.H. (a controlled environment is recommended); store vertically in original packaging.|
|Shelf Life||1 year from the LexJet ship date when stored in proper conditions.|
|Tip||It is not recommended that you pre-coat any paper-faced products, such as Gator Board or Foam Core, with an adhesive that has a plastic carrier. The absorptive nature of paper products can cause the board to contract and expand with temperature and humidity fluctuations causing the release liner to tunnel. The slip aid, which is often found on PVC materials, should be removed with a suitable detergent. All substrates should be tested for your specific application prior to final job production.
If you are experiencing curl when applying this backer to LexJet and the tension on your pull rollers is minimal; reduce the heat, reduce the pressure and reduce the speed of your take-up reel.