Trabon Group provides an array of options for customizing your restaurant’s laminated menus. Servicing over 70+ national restaurant brands, Trabon Group maintains a vast experience and detailed knowledge when it comes to producing durable, laminated menus.
Lamination will ensure your printed menus last longer in a harsh restaurant environment. Menus are often exposed to food, liquids, bacteria and other elements that will deteriorate the menu quickly if not addressed. Laminated menus provide a protective covering that extends the life of the menu. The lamination can be cleaned with certain anti-bacterial chemicals, allowing the menu to be safely re-used day in and day out.
Trabon Group provides two primary types of laminated menus: edge seal laminated menus and flush cut laminated menus.
Edge Seal Laminated Menus
Edge seal laminated menus ensure the lamination is sealed around every side of the menu. This lamination extends beyond the edge of the paper menu, which is encased with lamination. Edge seal lamination tends to reduce wicking from moisture on the table, ensuring a longer term use of the menu. Most restaurant brands looking to prioritize menu durability choose edge seal laminated menus. Additionally, if the menu is not replaced frequently, edge seal laminated menus may be a good choice. These menus last longer in the restaurant environment meaning reprints to replace worn out menus are not as necessary.
Flush Cut Laminated Menus
On the other hand, flush cut laminated menus refers to a trim of the lamination that leaves no lamination visible along the edge of the menu. When restaurant brands prioritize aesthetics over durability, flush cut laminated menus tend to be the best choice. These menus are still durable, however, due to the exposed edges where the lamination and paper were trimmed together, the exposed paper can wick water. This leads to a deterioration of the lamination over time. However, if the menu is constantly updated resulting in frequent print runs it is possible the deterioration over time will not be a factor.
Interested in Quality Restaurant Menus?
Trabon Group has decades of experience working with restaurant brands to print and produce quality menus. If you are interested in learning more about our print capabilities, or menu management software, please contact us today!