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Lamination of multiple isolated magnetic layers has been shown to be an effective method to significantly increase signal-to-noise ratio in longitudinal media. These laminated media, however, are accompanied by low overwrite and wide magnetic pulse width, mainly as a result of poor writing of the bit transitions in the magnetic layer further away from the head and an offset in the transition position in the multiple magnetic layers resulting from head field spacing loss. We have demonstrated that the transition writing and transition alignment in the multiple magnetic layers of the laminated antiferromagnetically coupled (AFC) media can be optimized by adjusting the magnetic anisotropy of the relevant magnetic layers to compensate for the reduction of the head field magnitude with spacing. Such optimization results in significant improvements in media recording performance, leading to successful application of this medium technology. In this paper, we will highlight some of these improvements and discuss our approaches to further improve the recording performance by reducing the thicknesses of the magnetic layers and the lamination spacer layer in the laminated AFC film stack and by introducing additional elements in the magnetic layer.