What is acetate? Marketing Team Updated July 19, 2018 12:04 Follow Acetate is a transparent plastic film which is placed over printed originals for protection. Unlike a lamination, acetate is a stand-alone sheet. Click here to browse the laminations we offer. Related articles What is simplex printing? What is an estimate? What does collating mean? What is die cutting? What is a Laminate? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.