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    foil for Dry mount matting

    Hi

    Not sure if this is the correct sub-forum so if not, administrator please move it to the correct one

    My question is, I live in the Netherlands and want to dry mount my images.
    For this you need foil that will glue when getting hot under the dry mount press.
    Can one tell me what foil (manufacturer and type) I need and where it is available in Europe?
    This Dry-Mount method seems to be much more common in the US than in Europe.
    I do have a Dry Mount Press, Bogen 510 type.

    Many thanks in advance.
    Best regards

    Hans

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    Re: foil for Dry mount matting

    Called Seal/Bienfang Dry Mount Tissue
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    Re: foil for Dry mount matting

    There used to be a UK manufacturer Ademco and a german Hilsdorf that supplied both the the presses and the foil. I think Seal bought both. Many framers have such foil and in some cases huge presses that are also used for laminating.

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    Re: foil for Dry mount matting

    Somebody else owns the Seal label now, but its an international product line anyway.

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    Re: foil for Dry mount matting

    Here in the US the company that makes the dry mount tissue that used be sold under the Seal or Bienfang brand names is D&K Framing Products, and their available dry mount tissues are described at this website. At their website they also make available a PDF document -4838-07%u002520Adhesives%u002520SS_.pdf that describes their various dry mounting products. I have purchased these dry mounting tissues on-line through Adorama. ...
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    Re: foil for Dry mount matting

    in the UK you can get a range of mounting materials from http://www.hotpress.co.uk/supplies.htm

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    Re: foil for Dry mount matting

    Thank you all
    I Will check it out, you are a great help.


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    Best regards

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    Re: foil for Dry mount matting

    I use Drytac materials not sure if they are available in your area.

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    Re: foil for Dry mount matting

    Hallo Kodak/Hans, if you want to mount something very flat and very soon you could try cold-mounting. For use with large roller-mounting machines adhesive foils are available. Locally, self-adhesive foamboard is available from ProArt in Nijmegen, makes a nice result without smelly sprays and is quick and cheap to test.

    For smaller than 50cm prints, on the self-adhesive foamboard, you can use a plastic pipe as a makeshift roller (to control the release-paper and keep the print away from the sticky foil) and mount using that. In 'theory' it might not last a century, but that is not a real problem for my prints as they won't be wanted after I have gone!

    My apologies for not exactly answering your question, but it is useful(?) to know there are quick local alternatives.
    Last edited by MartinP; 20-May-2016 at 02:25. Reason: [Edited to add link]

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    Re: foil for Dry mount matting

    Cold mounting is a lot less forgiving than drymounting with a heat press, and really requires its own specialized equipment. The pressure-sensitive adhesives have limited shelf life. But this is how RC papers and high-gloss color work is mounted. Not a do-it-yourself system. It's expensive, a lot can go wrong, and it can't be corrected. Small color prints can be mounted with less risk using 3M Repositionable Mounting Adhesive; but it's too weak for big prints. You also need very flat smooth substrates. Ordinary fomeboard isn't very good. Wet mounting also requires experience. Therefore, for black and white fiber-based prints, drymounting to ragboard is really the most practical and permanent option.

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