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. 

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