ID cards are made from durable PVC or composite materials, but they can’t withstand heavy-duty use on their own – protect your cards, extend their lifetime, and increase security by laminating them.

How Lamination Works

Lamination helps protect your cards from sunlight damage and scratches or scrapes by applying a film over your printed cards. There are many types of lamination film available including different thicknesses, with holographic images, with cutouts for magnetic stripes and smart chips, and more. Lamination also makes it harder to tamper with cards.

In traditional laminating ID card printers, your card is printed with your design and encoded first, then fed into an attached lamination module that uses a printhead to apply the film. These lamination modules are upgrade options on many high-end printers.

A newer option are standalone lamination units, which allow you to laminate cards from any printer – this allows you to keep your current printer if it’s still working fine, instead of paying for a new printer just to get the lamination option.

Save Big with the Evolis Lamination Unit

Get a free 600 yield lamination film with the purchase of a standalone Evolis Lamination Unit. Limit one free lamination film per lamination unit. Choose your free lamination film from the drop down menu on the Evolis Lamination Unit page. Offer valid through February 28th, 2018.

Shop Lamination on AlphaCard

Shop all laminating ID card systems on AlphaCard, or upgrade your cards with the standalone Evolis Lamination Unit.