If you laminate, you cannot change the menu unless you go for a costly reprint. Changing your menu at least once yearly is a good idea; therefore plastic covers are useful for sliding in a new menu. On the other hand. laminating makes menus last much longer, and are appropriate in some types of establishments.
This one might get Mr. Menu in trouble, and therefore we remind you of the overarching rule – “Rules are made to be broken”
Some people love laminated menus. They are easy to wipe off, they don’t stick to each other, and if you’ve ever been to an old fashioned chrome and counter, nothing calls out basic good eats at good prices like a laminated menu. Most of our menu printing customers though are not national value brand menus. The feel of good printed stock creates a tactile impression that carries through to expectations of the food to come.
The extra investment in laminated menus should never be a factor in the decision to update your menu. We’ve found that those restaurants with laminated menus are frequently less likely to update their menu to adapt to changes in neighborhood demographics, changes in client tastes, even pricing updates become an issue.
Laminated menus absolutely have their place. Busy Beach Front Hamburger Bar menus survive beer spills so much better than a printed menu! Its really your call, lets talk through the pros and cons of laminated menus, and options that might be good compromises.