Encapsulated sheets are loose sheets which have been encased in plastic.
This provides extra protection and durability. For this reason, it is a popular choice for signs, notices, placemats, menus, maps, posters & more.
Encapsulation is commonly referred to as 'lamination' (or 'laminated sheets'), however there is a notable difference between the two methods.
Encapsulation vs. Lamination
Encapsulation involves covering both sides of the printed sheet with plastic and securing it with a plastic border. This makes it watertight.
In contrast, lamination is when a thin layer of plastic is applied to one side of the printed sheet only. Lamination is not watertight.