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Term of the Week: Ply

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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.