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Term of the Week: Ply

The Term of the Week is a weekly feature where A&E turns to industry experts to define common tools, processes, language, etc. used in the awards, engraving, and personalization industry, including terminology within the business realm. Contact Printwear's digital content editor, Marley Jeranko, if you're interested in contributing and for an opportunity to be featured in our daily eNewsletter. 

Ply: An individual layer of a laminated material.

Two-ply: Substrate with thin top layers of contrasting colors. Two-ply denotes one different colored layer on a substrate.

Three-ply: Engraving substrates that typically have a cap on either side of the core and can be engraved on either side of the material.