As we've covered in previous posts, single-sided laminating is a great way to protect book covers, posters, maps, and other projects that need to be preserved on the front side while remaining untreated on the back side. Nylon laminating film is specifically designed to work in conjunction with your single-sided laminator to reduce curling for superior results. Traditionally, nylon laminating film has been offered with standard adhesion strength, but some projects require a more aggressive adhesive. That's where nylon Xtreme Bond laminating film comes in. This ultra-sticky film provides the same curl-resistant properties as standard nylon film, but with a specialized adhesive formulation that adheres to difficult-to-stick-to prints. In this post, we take a closer look at nylon Xtreme Bond laminating film.
Nylon Xtreme Bond laminating film is available in widths ranging from 12.5" to 19.5" on 3,000' rolls. The film is a thin and pliable 1.2 mil thickness, which makes it an ideal choice for making paper book covers. Because it is designed to be used with a single-sided laminating machine, it is only available on a 3" core. Nylon Xtreme Bond film is available in both gloss and matte finishes (matte is available by special order), both of which offer superior abrasion resistance as well as water-, oil-, acid-, and alkali-resistant properties.
The superior adhesives bond well with digital prints - including digital output from Xerox Docutech and Docucolor machines, Nexpress, and Xeikon Systems - and the film carries an official validation from the Xerox Finishing Lab. It is capable of adhering to fuser oil-based inks, digital toners, and even "wet" inks. Xtreme Bond film can even be die-cut for specialty applications.
Using nylon laminating film is a must if you want great results on your single-sided laminating projects, but most standard nylon films do not offer the adhesion strength that is required for working with digital prints. If you have a need to perform single-sided lamination on digital prints (or other difficult-to-adhere-to media, such as those printed with oil-based inks), then nylon Xtreme Bond laminating film is an excellent solution. It offers all of the same benefits as traditional nylon film - including curl-resistance, abrasion-resistance, and the ability to be die-cut - but also features a specially-formulated adhesive that tames most toners and inks. In conjunction with your single-sided laminator, nylon Xtreme Bond laminating films will transform your digitally-printed posters, book covers, maps, displays, and other projects into durable documents that will stand up to years of use.