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What is Litho Lamination?

May 06, 2019

Litho Lamination is a type of printing that uses a lithograph – a printing system that works on the premise that water and oil don’t mix. The two plates used in lithography are called positive and negative plates.

The positive plate used in litho lamination printing is made receptive to oil-based inks and to repel water. The positive plate is also a smooth surface. The negative plate is made in an opposite fashion – a rough texture designed to absorb water and repel oils.

Rubber rollers then squeeze out water and lift ink from the plate. The rollers then apply the ink – and the image meant for transfer – to the printing paper. The paper is then laminated onto a backing board – such as corrugated cardboard