Business cards have two main purposes to serve – Create an unforgettable first impression and be resilient enough to withstand the test of time and weather conditions. Lamination helps to protect the card surface finish adding the much needed functional durability. Lamination comes in two major flavors – matte and glossy. This thin coating of film on business card emboldens images, colors and typography allowing them to get undivided attention of the recipient.

The lamination effect makes cards feel smooth, sleek and frictionless. Gloss version works better when there are photographic elements or bold colors to be highlighted. Velvet or silk lamination is also picking up as an option among users.