The laminator we use (Shore brand - an oldie) relies on the
laminating film to provide the surface texture, because the outer
thermoplastic film has a higher melting point than the inner hot-melt
adhesive it carries. The temperature is set at 120 Celsius, between
the two melt points, so the goop melts and the film doesn’t. We only
run glossy film, so yes, it looks exactly like your employee ID.
We bought the laminator used on Ebay (10 cents on the dollar) and
put untold hours into restoring it, mostly removing hot-melt from
everywhere after the previous owner clearly loaded the film inside
out - AauuuggghhhH!
I’m told you can buy matt-finish laminator film, used for
non-reflective work, too.
But of you want a different finish, I have had interesting results
simply spraying paper with Squirtz brand clear gloss aerosol paint.
If the paper has been laser-printed, then the areas of toner take a
slight gloss, while the paper itself does not. You can enhance the
gloss/matt contrast with more coats, drying between.