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A Comparison Guide – NAP I vs. NAP II Laminating Film

GBClaminating filmis classified as either NAP Lam I film or NAP Lam II film. If you’re unsure which film is best for your needs, keep reading.

NAP I Film

For most basic laminating tasks, NAP I film is your best choice. This film is great for a wide variety of documents and is more commonly used than NAP II film.

About NAP I film:

  • Standard type film
  • Film adhesive is activated between 290F and 320F
  • Ideal for laminating porous paper stocks, such as regular bond paper, teaching aids, posters and signs
  • Polyester-based
  • Has a clear finish
  • Available in 1.5mm and 3mm thickness


If you have documents with heavy ink coverage – including photographs or inkjet-printed posters – consider NAP II film.

About NAP II film:

  • Low temp
  • Activates at lower temperatures, between 230F and 250F (this helps protect documents from the laminator’s high-heat)
  • Ideal for coated stock, prints with heavy ink coverage and older documents
  • Polyester-based
  • Has a clear or matte finish
  • Available in a wide range of thicknesses (1.5mm, 3mm, 5mm and 10mm)

Now that you know the differences, visit ourlaminating film pageto explore our different options. Learn more about lamination in general by visiting ourlamination page.