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Thread: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

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    Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    Give us a link to that press.
    Here’s the item number 202266061424 hope that is enough info, thanks!

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    Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyTreacy View Post
    Hereís the item number 202266061424 hope that is enough info, thanks!
    I am not familiar with that version, though I do think that it does have a temperature control knob visible in one picture. But it is not what would work well. Here is the one that will, the Ademco 2226:

    http://www.photographictechniques.com/press

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    Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for the info that's great to know, saved me some serious £££, I'm also looking at this press, it's made by Wooler and appears to have a low and high temp switch, but no tacking iron, think it would be suitable?? Thanks!!

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=wo...kEUyPZ-GlsbrM:

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    Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyTreacy View Post
    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for the info that's great to know, saved me some serious £££, I'm also looking at this press, it's made by Wooler and appears to have a low and high temp switch, but no tacking iron, think it would be suitable?? Thanks!!

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=wo...kEUyPZ-GlsbrM:
    It looks like it might be but they are not sold on this side and I have never seen one.
    Finding a tacking iron is easy so that is not a problem. Once you are experienced with mounting you would probably not use the tacking iron.

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    Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Thanks Bob, sent you a pm, really appreciate your feedback on this!!

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    Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyTreacy View Post
    Thanks Bob, sent you a pm, really appreciate your feedback on this!!
    No problem. BTW, if you get a tacking iron look for ones that have a coated foot rather then just a metal foot. Also, some tacking irons have a pivoting foot, some donít. I have used both and prefer the pivoting foot. Especially since it has a smaller hot area then the others. I always managed to hit my hand against the larger ones and it can hurt!

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    Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Ok, thanks again for the info.

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    Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Teflon-coated tacking irons are available from cabinet shop suppliers. They're used for shelf edging tape as well as drymounting.

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    Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Yes, I did multiple layers. Sometimes as many as six printings. I never had a print come off during wet processing. And I was never able to satisfactorily remove a finished print from the aluminum even when using the highest setting on the dry mount press. In fact, the aluminum would get too hot to even handle, but the fusion 4000 maintained a strong bond. It was a pretty bad experience.

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    Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Possible, but not the best choice with regard to conservation concerns. Aluminum is very reactive, especially with oxygen. Anodized aluminum would be ideal, albeit expensive.

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