Extend the Life of Your Printed Graphics with Mactac ColorGard LUV Overlaminate

Extend the Life of Your Printed Graphics with Mactac ColorGard LUV Overlaminate

Published by Justin Lopez - VP of Operations at Kirin Global Supplies on May 14th 2024

In the world of digital printing, ensuring the longevity and durability of your printed graphics is crucial. Whether you're creating event graphics, outdoor signage, murals, or retail displays, protecting your prints from environmental factors is essential. This is where Mactac ColorGard LUV Overlaminate comes in, offering superior protection and extending the life of your printed graphics.

The Need for Protection

Printed graphics are exposed to various environmental elements that can degrade their quality over time. UV light, moisture, dirt, and abrasion are common culprits that can cause fading, discoloration, and damage to your prints. Without proper protection, your vibrant and detailed graphics can quickly lose their visual appeal, impacting the effectiveness of your signage and displays.

Introducing Mactac ColorGard LUV Overlaminate

Mactac ColorGard LUV Overlaminate is a premium overlaminating film designed to enhance and protect your digital and photographic images. This versatile film offers a range of benefits that make it an ideal choice for a variety of applications:

  • UV Light Protection: One of the primary threats to printed graphics is UV light, which can cause significant fading and discoloration. ColorGard LUV provides excellent UV protection, ensuring your prints remain vibrant and true to color for an extended period.
  • Moisture and Dirt Resistance: Exposure to moisture and dirt can lead to unsightly stains and damage. The ColorGard LUV laminate acts as a barrier, preventing moisture and dirt from penetrating the surface of your prints. This makes it perfect for outdoor applications and environments where cleanliness is a concern.
  • Abrasion Resistance: Abrasions and scratches can mar the surface of your prints, reducing their visual appeal. ColorGard LUV offers robust abrasion resistance, protecting your graphics from everyday wear and tear.
  • Immediate Wet-Out Over UV Inkjet Prints: Designed to immediately wet-out over UV inkjet prints, ColorGard LUV ensures a smooth, even application that enhances the visual quality of your graphics.

Applications and Finishes

Mactac ColorGard LUV Overlaminate is suitable for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Event Graphics
  • Outdoor Signage
  • Murals and Exhibits
  • Retail Posters and Displays
  • Poster Prints
  • Smooth Wall Graphics

The overlaminate is available in three finishes—Gloss (LUV800), Matte (LUV8200), and Luster (LUV8300)—allowing you to choose the perfect look for your project. Whether you need a high-gloss finish for maximum impact, a matte finish for a sophisticated look, or a luster finish for a balanced appearance, ColorGard LUV has you covered.

Extending the Life of Your Graphics

By using Mactac ColorGard LUV Overlaminate, you can significantly extend the life of your printed graphics. The film's protective properties ensure that your prints remain vibrant and intact, even in challenging environments. This not only enhances the visual appeal of your graphics but also provides a cost-effective solution by reducing the need for frequent replacements.


Investing in high-quality overlaminate like Mactac ColorGard LUV is a smart decision for anyone looking to protect and extend the life of their printed graphics. With its superior UV, moisture, dirt, and abrasion resistance, ColorGard LUV ensures that your prints stay vibrant and durable, making a lasting impression on your audience. Choose the right finish for your project and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your graphics are well-protected.

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