Should I use a laminate for protection from the elements?
We can absolutely put a laminate on your printed part! However, it’s not necessary in most general use situations.
Our screen printing inks are UV cured and are extremely durable against color fading and scratch resistance. Therefore, we think of laminates as product enhancements instead of a necessary protector. A laminate adds to the cost of the product and there’s no reason to use one unless you prefer the look.
There are certain times, such as with the use of chemicals, that a laminate would be a good idea. These chemicals could have an adverse affect on the print and it’s necessary to give the ink and material a little extra care.