Polypropylene Films: The Perfect Finish for Graphic Arts and Packaging

Lamination with polypropylene film offers more than superior protection against moisture and mechanical damage; the right film can enhance or completely transform the original artwork in graphic arts applications or packaging design. Professional photographers and printers have known this for many years. Choosing a different finish for your product’s film can convey a completely different feeling to the consumer, and in some cases, having the wrong finish can severely mask the quality of the workmanship underneath.

Recognizing that no one finish is appropriate for all of our customers’ needs in the graphic arts and packaging design industry, Derprosa offers six different finishes, ranging from the tried and true matte and gloss finishes to truly extraordinary finishes with metallic or luminescence effects.

You’ll find that our diverse polypropylene film finishes are just as at home on luxury packaging as they are on mass printed products like book covers and postcards.

Choose the perfect finishing for your lamination films

We all know the saying, “the devil’s in the details,” and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to graphic arts and packaging design. Artists, marketing professionals and specialists in brand identity are well aware that a seemingly minor detail can have a significant impact on consumers. One such detail that brands need to pay special attention to in their packaging is the finishing.

Lamination films, such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP), are widely used in these industries to provide a measure of protection to product packaging. BOPP in particular offers an excellent protective barrier against water and oils, odors and gases, scratches and scuffs, etc.

But apart from offering a superior level of protection in a cost-effective material, Derprosa has been able to develop a variety of finishes for these BOPP films. Many of our film finishing options are unique in the market, while others have inspired imitators to attempt to replicate them. But there is nothing like the original, so whether you are looking for our exclusive SoFT TOUcH finish, the visual impact of a Luminescent finish, or simply a classic gloss or matte, we have a BOPP film for all your packaging needs.

Finishes available on Derprosa’s BOPP lamination films

The different finishing options we offer for lamination films can dramatically alter the final result of your project, whether in packaging design or some other graphic arts application. A carefully chosen film finish can enhance the rest of the design, while the wrong finish can actually detract from its quality.

This is why Derprosa strives to offer a range of finishes on our BOPP films, so that no matter what you are looking for, you can find the perfect lamination film among our selection.

Anti-Scratch finish

For added protection against scuffs and scratches in either a matte or silky matte (satin) finish. If you will be laminating digital prints featuring dark colors or dense inks, the Digi-Stick Anti-Scratch BOPP films are specially designed with superior bonding strength for these complicated jobs. In this way, you ensure the colors of the artwork remain vivid and true to life.

Includes:

  • Anti-Scratch Matte
  • Anti-Scratch Silky Matte
  • Digi-Stick Anti-Scratch Matte
  • Digi-Stick Anti-Scratch Silky Matte

Colored Films

When your packaging requires a colored background to make the right impact, a Derprosa colored BOPP film is an excellent choice. Choose from a variety of colors and finishes, from extra-matte SoFT TOUcH to a metallized effect.

Includes:

  • Elegance White Opaque
  • Elegance SoFT TOUcH White
  • Elegance SoFT TOUcH Black
  • Elegance SoFT TOUcH Gold
  • Elegance Gold Gloss
  • Elegance Silver
  • Elegance Silver Matte
  • Elegance Luminescence

Gloss finish

While not appropriate for all applications, a classic gloss look is often all you need to provide the perfect finishing details while offering the protection that BOPP films are known for. But not all gloss films are created equal, and Derprosa has developed several options to fit a variety of needs, from antibacterial finish, to extra-strength bonding and even an oxodegradable eco-friendly lamination film.

Includes:

  • DerFilm High Quality Gloss
  • DerFilm High Efficiency Gloss
  • DerFilm Wet Gloss
  • DerFilm Extrabond Gloss
  • Digi-Stick Gloss
  • Eco-Film Gloss
  • GSP Gloss
  • Bacterstop Gloss
  • Elegance Gold Gloss
  • Elegance Silver

Matte finish

Perhaps the most classic finish of all: matte. These films provide all the benefits of BOPP without competing with the rest of the design. Extra features are also available, such as antibacterial and eco-friendly.

Includes:

  • DerFilm High Quality Matte
  • DerFilm High Efficiency Matte
  • DerFilm Wet Matte
  • DerFilm Extrabond Matte
  • Digi-Stick Matte
  • Eco-Film Matte
  • Anti-Scratch Matte
  • Bacterstop Matte
  • SoFT TOUcH
  • Elegance White Opaque
  • Elegance Gold SoFT TOUcH

Metallized Films

Derprosa’s metallized BOPP films are ideal for printers who want to achieve a metallic look without using metallic inks. Whether you choose a silver mirror effect or our metallic/holographic Luminescence film, these are sure to make an impact.

Includes:

  • Elegance Luminescence
  • Elegance Silver Matte
  • Elegance Silver
  • Elegance Gold Gloss

Metallized Films

Derprosa’s metallized BOPP films are ideal for printers who want to achieve a metallic look without using metallic inks. Whether you choose a silver mirror effect or our metallic/holographic Luminescence film, these are sure to make an impact.

Includes:

  • Elegance Luminescence
  • Elegance Silver Matte
  • Elegance Silver
  • Elegance Gold Gloss

Silky finish

Derprosa’s silky matte finish is a satin effect film, with a bit more sheen than a true matte. Available with superior adhesion to digital inks and with anti-scuff properties.

Includes:

  • DerFilm Silky Matte
  • Anti-Scratch Silky Matte
  • Digi-Stick Anti-Scratch Silky Matte

SoFT TOUcH finish

Nothing says ‘luxury’ like Derprosa’s line of SoFT TOUcH lamination films. A rich, extra-matte finish with a velvety tactile effect combine for a polypropylene film that is one of a kind.

Includes:

  • SoFT TOUcH
  • Digi-Stick SoFT TOUcH
  • SoFT TOUcH White
  • Elegance SoFT TOUcH Black
  • Elegance SoFT TOUcH Gold