How much UV Protection will lamination provide?
All laminating films will provide some protection against UV. Films with additional UV absorbers and inhibitors are usually Cold films intended for outdoor applications.
The real colour life of the graphic will still be determined primarily by the ink used. Dye based inks will fade rapidly compared to pigment based inks regardless of lamination. Lamination on average will add between 40% and 80% to the colour life.
Tip For long term outdoor graphics use pigmented inks.