There is both an art and a science to graphic finishing. Many variations exist in different projects that can make a difference in the laminating process. When a laminating equipment company does laminating for a client, there is a lot to consider about the project itself in order to do the best job possible. It can be hard to change back and forth between various projects and to train a new person to use the laminating machine.
It can take time for all of the variables to be understood so that the machine’s operator does the ideal job. The applications for the job make a big difference in the process. The laminating may be for the short term, for the long term, for the outside, for the inside, for a vehicle, and more. It is often considered more of an art than it is a science because of the many applications that require laminating.
There are a number of scientific considerations when laminating as well. Heat control and temperature are both aspects that make this a science. However, the way that those are used for different projects is sagely an art with few hard-and-fast rules in place. It takes plenty of experience to get it all right.