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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: 

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

Nap II Film

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

About NAP II film: 

  • Polyester-based
  • Has a clear or matte finish
  • Available in a wide range of thicknesses (1.5mm, 3mm, 5mm and 10mm)
  • Activates at lower temperatures, between 230F and 250F (this helps protect documents from the laminator’s high-heat)
  • Ideal for laminating photos, heavily inked prints and long-term signage 

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