Unsupported Specialty Films

GVDirect's unsupported films are intended to supplement prime label applications. Unlike our thermal laminates, they do not have an EVA adhesive layer, making them significantly less expensive than pressure-sensitive self-wound laminates. For the best results, these unsupported films must be combined with a wet adhesive and UV/LED curing technology in a wet lamination system. While this collection includes essential finishes, we also offer a variety of specialty options and effects not commonly found in premium labels.


  • PERFORMANCE™ OPP GLOSS AND MATTE are the economical powerhouses of unsupported films. These polypropylene essentials protect print from oil, dirt, and grease with a sheer gloss or super-flat matte finish. - NOW IN STOCK 


  • TALENT™ SMARTSILK™ Film provides a luxurious soft-touch option with a lower-friction surface for operators who prioritize efficiency and machineability. - NOW IN STOCK 


  • SLEEKERDIGITAL™ FILM is a durable PET unsupported film that makes even the most understated designs shimmer with the colors of a prism. - AVAILABLE ON SPECIAL ORDER


  • TALENT™ SCUFFMASTER™ LAMINATE FILMS ensures complete protection for products that are handled frequently as it is resistant to scratches from regular use. - AVAILABLE ON SPECIAL ORDER

All our unsupported films are compatible with several post-lamination processes, enabling prime labels to incorporate effects such as spot varnishes, foiling, and die cutting for truly unique designs.