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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M A P R I L 2 0 2 3 • G R A P H I C S P R O 6 5 typically see a lower cost when ordering these products. Cast film, also called "premium films," is a liquid poured and cast into the width and thickness of a rolled film. Cast film you will hear has "no memory," meaning this film is the same shape and size that it comes off the roll. is will lead to a much more stable product over time. It also gives us the ability to manipulate the film better on installation. However, these benefits usually result in an increased cost for cast films. The film differs in many ways other than just how its produced. Cast films are going to start around 2 mil in thickness, whereas cast starts around 4 mil. is is for the base film only, so the thickness doubles once lamination is added. It is also important to note that you always need to pair your base film with the matching laminates. Cast film must be laminated with cast overlaminates and calendered films with calendered overlaminates. If you use a cast print film with a calendered overlaminate, you will lose all function of that cast film. In my training classes, I

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