The laminate we are using is a Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene film with added anti-bacterial properties. But just what does “anti-bacterial properties” really mean? In this case, it means small particles of silver ions.
Silver has long been known for its ability to fight bacteria and, by including it in this laminate, it can eliminate 99% of the bacteria cells that come into contact with your print. Businesses who need to be conscious of cleanliness these days will appreciate this little helping hand.
What will it do to the look of my print?
As with any additional finishing choice, this laminate will affect the look of your print. This laminate is biaxially orientated which means the polymer is stretched in two directions instead of one. The result is an incredibly clear, glossy finish. A laminated finish like this makes print feel much more professional and will help your business to create a strong brand image.
How long will it be effective for?
The great thing about this laminate is that it doesn't wear out, or lose effectiveness. Its anti-bacterial properties are integral to the laminate itself and have no shelf life. So, as long as your print is laminated, it will be protected from harmful bacteria.
It's important to note though, that this laminate does not make a substitute for cleaning. Because it laminates your print, you can easily wipe the surface down without damaging your artwork and you should still do that regularly.