HEAT SEALING ARTWORK
Finishing artwork with heat-activated films is often referred to as heat sealing. Because many people never consider the true benefits of heat seal lamination, it is often overlooked as a method of protecting and enhancing artwork.
The surface guards artwork against fingerprints, moisture, UV light, smudges, abrasion. ozone exposure and cigarette smoke. It also protects artwork from damage due to handling, rolling and shipping.
There are a variety of heat seal surface finishes and textures available with which to enhance artwork and graphics. In addition to gloss, satin matt and matt finishes, our selection also includes linen, canvas and sand textures. Heat sealing the surface can also deepen and brighten the colours of the artwork as well as reduce glare under challenging lighting conditions.
Where safety is a factor, especially in shopping centres, airports, schools, retirement homes, children’s rooms, hospitals and other public places, heat sealing the surface is superior to glass; especially with oversized artworks.
Ease of handling, particularly during shipping, makes heat sealing films preferable to other protective media.
In high humidity or moisture areas such as in bathrooms, kitchens and around swimming pools, laminating films are preferred to glass due to the probability of condensation behind glass-protected pieces.
All of our heat seal laminates incorporate UV absorbers and UV stabilisers into the formulation, which prevent film degradation and image fade.
Heat Sealing is the only solution for artwork to be displayed without the use of a frame - especially plaq-mounted images.