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Significance and Use
3.1 The image life of printed media displayed in both typical office and outdoor environments can be extended by lamination or encapsulation. While natural aging is the most reliable method of assessing lamination adhesion, the length of the time required makes this method impractical for most materials. This practice utilizing mechanical stress allows comparative studies of prints and laminating films.
3.2 Factors in the office and outdoor environments, such as heat, cold, thermal shock, ultraviolet/visible radiation and water vapor can have effect on laminate stability. The resistance of the laminate to these factors can be assessed by applying mechanical stress.
3.3 Good adhesion is a prime consideration for laminating films and prints. A laminating film, which does not adhere to a print or vice versa generally, has no commercial value. This practice is used to obtain comparative data of adhesion strength of encapsulated or laminated media.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F2226 Practice for Determining the Adhesion of Prints and Laminating Films
ICS Number Code 37.040.20 (Photographic paper, film and plates. Cartridges)
UNSPSC Code 13111200(Films)
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ASTM F2296-04(2012), Standard Practice for Determining the Adhesion of Lamination Films to Prints Utilizing Mechanical Stress: Four Different Test Methods—Score/Tape, Cross Hatch, X-Cut, and Crease-Folding, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top