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 top and left binding? What is simplex printing? What is an estimate? What does collating mean? What is die cutting? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.