There are three basic types of print piece lamination: matte, gloss and silk. Benefits of lamination are: Enhanced durability. Laminated print pieces can withstand high levels of daily use. Damage protection. Lamination protects against damage from fingerprints, liquid spills, stains, smudges, grease, dirt, grime, and much more. Improved appearance. Enhanced ink colors of the printed piece create a more professional look. Easy to read. Because it is completely transparent, lamination doesn’t impair or blemish the printing. Affordable. Lamination is reasonably priced and can actually save money by extending the life of print pieces and avoiding the need to reprint damaged ones.