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  • Peter Normington

    June 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    in theory it will not work.
    air flow is more important than heat to finish the drying process
    solvents need to evaporate, so covering the ink with laminate as it is heated will probably promote more of a problem than cold laminating.
    Also, most vinyl laminates are design for cold lamination, so heating to much can cause the laminate to stretch as it is applied, then shrink when it cools, causing curl and shrinkage.

    so for me its thumbs down,

    having said that I had a rush job a few days ago, printed and laminated 4 hours later with no problems.