The Effect of Thermal Lamination Processes on Colorimetric Change in Spot Colours

  • Eduard Galić
  • Ivana Ljevak
  • Igor Zjakić


Understanding the effect of laminating processes on spot colours is of great importance in the offset printing process, especially given the application versatility of spot colours. Laminating process, as a very common process and one of the first in a sequence of finishing processes in graphics production, can affect print’s visual impression to varying degrees. Spot colours, as mixtures of different ratios of inks, are subject to a change due to matt or gloss lamination process. The research examined the impact of thermal lamination processes on printed spot colours on different printing substrates. The degree of change on prints caused by laminating films in the thermal process was determined using spectrophotometric and densitometric methods. Particular emphasis is placed on the spot colour because of its specific characteristics. Research results are shown in charts and they are showing clearly the modality and the extent laminating processes effect the colorimetric difference in laminated and non-laminated prints. This scientific research provides objective conclusions that help

Dec 21, 2016
How to Cite
GALIĆ, Eduard; LJEVAK, Ivana; ZJAKIĆ, Igor. The Effect of Thermal Lamination Processes on Colorimetric Change in Spot Colours. Acta Graphica, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 3-4, p. 83-90, dec. 2016. ISSN 1848-3828. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 sep. 2023.
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