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What's the difference between UV coated and laminated cards?

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UV (ultraviolet) coating is a thin layer of clear ink applied over the printed image making it slippery and less likely to scratch. Lamination is an additional layer of plastic placed over the printed image, sealing and protecting it.
 
Lamination is the industry standard. This method creates the smoothest, highest quality, longest-lasting card product. Not all lamination is equal, however; roll lamination of PVC or other plastics most often produces a card with a less than perfect finish, while platen or hydraulic lamination produces a very smooth mirror or matte finish. Platen lamination is the method used for virtually all VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, and other bank credit cards. Click here to see our platen laminating machine.