Security Laminating Film-Embossable Engravable Hot Stampable UV Secure 


  • Engravable overlay laminating film
  • Embossable overlay laminating film
  • Hot stampable overlay laminating film            

1. Hard-Coated Engravable See-Through Polycarbonate Overlay Laminating Film 

A flexible high performance, clear transparent polycarbonate laminating film; one-side polished and the other, fine matt hard-coated for protection, higher optical quality, improved abrasion and chemical resistance to common household cleaners and industrial solvents. It is laser engravable and the marks or images created are embedded in the film and are indelible for life.  The images can't be removed chemically or mechanically without damage to the surface.

Features & Benefits

  • Extreme durability. The strong bond between the film and substrate ( e.g., PC film and 100% cotton paper) provides a durable and protective security barrier to extend the life of the substrate.  
  • Superb lay flat.  Low shrinkage before or after lamination or application on a substrate. Simply use heat and pressure to join all layers together, and they cannot be pulled apart without delamination & tamper-evidence.
  • Excellent optical clarity for optical electronic personalisation processes (embossing, TT, engraving, etc)
  • Laser markable.  The mark or image generated is tamper-evident.  The image displays as shades of dotted grey/brown (that is, burnt carbon created by heat from the laser during the engraving process). 
  • Unique processing characteristics. Optimised surface texture for text & graphics printing, die cutting, and lamination. [May be printed first or after printing the substrate with graphics]
  • Compatible with a diverse range of materials. Suitable for holographic image application and hides embedded security features (biometric content, identification number, and cryptographic secure data such as RFID chips & antennas) within its thin film against a white opaque background (e.g., white PC or 100% cotton paper).
  • Can be overprinted with regular security printing processes & features using invisible UV fluorescent and solvent inks, etc.  And whilst UV fluorescent features assist with easy verification and make it difficult for the laminating film & paper substrate to be colour copied or duplicated, the level of security can be increased by combining inks of different colours within films (depending on film combinations/construction).
  • Excellent print colours with no loss of depth or vividness in the colours of the substrate.
  • Resistant to deterioration from light exposure and will not yellow with time.
  • Chemical and high temperature resistant.  Excellent dimensional stability, and will not wrap even after exposure to high temperature (145 deg.C)
  • Hardcoated options provide improved abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and other benefits over uncoated options
  • Virtually unbreakable. High impact & tensile strength and long term durability of over 10 years.

2. Other Overlay Laminating Films
Unlike the hard-coated polycarbonate overlay above, the following two are not designed for laser marking.  However, all other properties for polycarbonate apply.

  • Transparent uncoated embossable film for colourless tactile inscriptions.  Fine matt finish on one side and high gloss on the other
  • Transparent uncoated hot stampable film for holographic designs.  Fine matt finish on one side and fine velvet on the other

Both options allow the application of embossed or hot stamped marks in pre-determined areas of the film (without obstructing other features in the substrate) to increase the overall protection of the substrate/laminate against counterfeiting and alteration


Suitable for use as conventional and electronic:

  • Passport personalisation data page overlay (biodata page overlay)
  • Driving licence overlay
  • Identity security card overlay (Polycarbonate cards  & Teslin cards)
  • Other security document overlay


Ease to print.  Can be printed on both sides, subject to application & technology.  Compatible printing technologies include:

  • Dye Sublimation & Resin Thermal Transfer & Retransfer Printing
  • Offset Litho Printing
  • Laser Engraving (if applicable)
  • Embossing (if applicable)
  • UV-sensitive & Infrared Printing
  • Hot Foil Stamping (if applicable)
  • Guilloche & Relief Printing
  • Laser Perforation & Etching
  • Microprinting
  • Laminating Process (standalone, in-line, built-in equipment)
  • Microchip Processing
  • Digital Presses
  • Screen Printing

      Inks include:



AM0202ELF 105       Clear. Hard coated. Protective. Laser Markable. For top surface printing with graphics after printing of the substrate
AM0203ELF 100 50 30   Clear. Protective. Uncoated. Hot stampable. Not laser markable.  First or second printing with graphics possible
AM0204ELF 50 125 200 250 Clear. Protective. Uncoated. Embossable. Not laser markable. First or second printing with graphics possible

Formats: Sheets & Rolls


Sheet SizesB1, B2+, B3+, SRA1, SRA2, SRA3, A3, A4

Roll Widths:  244mm, 305mm, 610mm, and custom roll widths

Film Thickness: Please contact us, if the thickness of your film is not listed above.  We may be able to help

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