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To maximize print quality and printer durability to your Evolis printer, use only genuine Evolis overlaminates. Evolis laminates provides a thin layer of protection to increase resistance to fading and wear, reducing your need to reprint ID cards. Get yours today, and save money with our guaranteed low prices and FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100!


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How Do I Know Which Laminate to Use in my Evolis Printer?

There are two ways to find manufacturer-approved Evolis laminate for your specific printer model.

  1. Use the Printer Supplies Finder at the top of this page. To quickly and easily find laminate for your Evolis ID card printer, simply select your Evolis printer model! It’s a great tool to bookmark for future ordering!
  2. Use the "Narrow Your Results By" options in the left column to drill down by printer model, laminate thickness, and more!

As always, if you have any difficulty finding the Evolis laminate you need, you can also call an ID Professional at (800) 321-4405.

What is the Difference Between the Different Types of Evolis Laminates?

Laminate is a clear layer of film that is applied to the top of a printed card during the regular printing process in a laminating Evolis printer. While all laminate offers added card durability and fade resistance, there are some differences to consider when deciding which one is best for your use:

Laminate thickness varies depending on the type. The thicker the laminate, the more protected and durable your cards will be.
Laminate coverage varies by type. Some types of laminates cover the entire surface of your cards while others are "patch" style. Patch laminates leave a small non-laminated border around the outer edge of your cards.
Clear laminate is simply a clear film that provides added durability to your cards.
Holographic laminate includes an embedded holographic design. In addition to providing card durability, holographic laminate makes your cards more distinct and difficult to counterfeit. Holographic laminates come in a variety of standard designs, as well as custom designs for the highest level of card security.

Evolis Overlay Varnish vs. Patch Laminate

Evolis Overlay Varnish is continuous laminate which covers the entire surface of your cards and is the thinnest laminate option. Evolis Overlay Varnish is available in clear or holographic, featuring embedded holographic designs that protect cards from tampering and counterfeiting.

Evolis Patch Laminate is a patch-style laminate that leaves a small non-laminated border around the edge of the card. Patch is available in 0.6 mil or 1.0 mil thickness, and in either clear or with embedded holographic designs. Patch is available in styles to fit most any card, including:

Standard Full Patch covers the surface of the card and may be used on one or both sides of your cards.
Smart Chip Cut is designed for smart cards that need the protection of lamination with a cut-out for the smart chip. The smart chip would not be able to be read if it was laminated.
Alternating is designed for cards that have different laminate needs on each side of the card: full coverage with or without a smart chip cut-out on one side

Evolis Laminate Options

  Overlay Varnish Clear Patch Laminate Clear Patch Laminate
Thickness < 0.25 mil 0.6 mil 1.0 mil
Style Full-card coverage Patch coverage Patch coverage
Designs Clear or Holographic Clear Clear or Holographic
Card Coverage Covers the entire card surface Leaves a small non-laminated border Leaves a small non-laminated border
Other Options     Full-card, smart chip cut-out, and alternating patch options for use with smart chip cards in dual-sided lamination