Often with lamination you might not actually see the laminate which is a thin plastic coating heat sealed onto the paper. You will however feel it as it creates a smooth and impervious finish. This will likely be a matt laminate. Gloss lamination is more readable and again adds to the tactile quality of a page. Often lamination is used as a print finishing option to increase the life of printed brochures, reports and accounts, book jackets and most other forms of printed material.