CONSERVATION FRAMING

We often see artwork that has been inappropriately framed with acidic materials and adhesives, which cause irreversible damage especially to paper-borne artwork. Conservation framing is the process of framing where high quality materials and techniques are used to protect your artwork. Each item is framed using professional techniques that keep all artwork in its original state, thereby enabling full reversibility if this is required in the future.

The main threats to artwork, that cause it to deteriorate, are :
UV light
Humidity
Insects
Air Pollutants

The key principle behind conservation framing is that the framers role is to encase and preserve artwork while

leaving its original condition unchanged. The quality of materials touch & in close contact with the artwork

Lion India offers materials used in conservation framing ; these are less likely to deteriorate and damage the artwork.

These materials must be assembled in ways designed to provide maximum protection for the artwork.

The main components of conservation framing are:
Moulding
Glazing
Conservation Mount Board
Under Mount / Barriers( Back mount board)
Hinging
Moisture Barrier
Backing

Mount board/Mat board

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We have a large selection of Mount board including cotton bre board which is usually used when framing at museum level because of its ultimate protection. In addition, Conservation quality board is suitable for a large
majority of artwork requiring protection. Please refer page no 66 – 67

Undermount/barrier(Back Mount)

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Additionally a further piece of Mount board or barrier board is used behind the artwork. This prevents acid migration from the backing board.

Hinging

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It is important that the artwork is held in place with correct hinging tapes suitable to the weight and type of
artwork.

We have a selection of products suitable for this purpose.

Self-adhesive tapes are not suitable for hinging because the adhesive can eventually fail and also leave residue on the back of artwork causing damage. Hinging tapes should be gummed which means that they are activated with water.

Moisture Barrier

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The Indian climate is excessively humid which can cause a lot of damage to artwork. To help to prevent this, a sheet of archival quality crystal clear polyester can be placed between the barrier and backing board.

This will help to prevent moisture getting through to the mounts and artwork.

Glass

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Glass is used to protect the artwork from external pollutants including UV, insects , moisture , dirt and dust. It is essential for most types of artwork. it is available in conservation and museum quality

GUMMED LINEN HINGING TAPE

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1″ X150 ft

FEATURES

Great for heavy water colors or collages

The 65/55 thread count, acid free fabric gives plenty of strength

The high tack neutral ph adhesive sets ast and lays at.

FILMOPLAST P

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20 mm X 50 mtr.

FEATURES

For framing thin paper when the method of suspensions should not show through

Ideal for repairing torn paper
Can be removed from sturdy paper with water
Transparent, acid-free. Non ageing special paper
Wood-free, approx. 20g/m2
Non-ageing, non-yellowing, ermanently elastic acrylic adhesive
Paper carrier and adhesive are buered with caco3

ART GLASS

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800 x 1100 x 2 mm ( 31.5 x 43.30 inch) 6 sheet/box
1100 x 1600 x 2 mm ( 43.30 x 63 inch) 4 sheet/box
800 x 1100 x 2 mm ( 31.5 x 43.30 inch) 6 sheet/box
1100 x 1600 x 2 mm ( 43.30 x 63 inch) 4 sheet/box

  • Our ArtGlass invisible glass reveals true colors and texture of the art without any green tint or optical distortions.
  • With the anti-reflective coating of ArtGlass,which reduces unwanted reflections to less than 1%, nothing will prevent from viewing the actual content of the framed item.
  • Moreover ArtGlass has a smooth surface that allows for details to emerge unaltered.
  • ArtGlass can be cut and glazed from either side and its coating is scratch resistant and very easy to clean hence it will enlighten the work of every framing professional, Museum, Art Gallery etc.
  • Standard packing –
    800 x 1100 mm sheet – 6 sheet /box
    1100 x 1600 mm sheet – 4 sheet /box

Almost no reflection
Improved transmission
Easy to clean and scratch-resistant
Neutral colors in reflection and no color shift under an angle
Easy to process to your specifications
High durability and long lifetime of the coating

TECHNICAL SPECS

Reflection Transmission UV-protection* Thickness
Art Glass WW <1% >99% >70% 2-3 mm
Art Glass UV WW <1% >98% >90% 2-3 mm
Art Glass protect 1% 98% 100% 4.6-6.4 mm

BOOK SQUEEGEE

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  • 16 cm working width
  • Wooden squeegee with extra soft felt coating
  • For smoothly applying our self-adhesive protection films without bubbles

BURNISHING BONE

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  • Traditional tool of the trade
  • Used for smoothing over cuts, polishing the interior edge of window mats and pressing self-adhesive tapes into place.
  • All self-adhesive tapes should be burnished to insure a tight and secure bond especially on rough surface

DOCUMENT CLEANING PAD AND POWDER

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One cleaning pad
2 lb. can of powder

  • Lineco’s document cleaning pads are recommended for cleaning dusty, dirty or moldy paper items.
  • These pads contain a soft, grit-free powder that absorbs and clean surface dirt from paper.
  • Additional cleaning powder is available seperatly.

DOCUMENT REPAIR TAPE

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1″ x 98 ft.

  • This very thin and extremely transparent pressure sensitive document repair tape is non-yellowing, removable with solvents, and has a neutral ph.
  • To use, dispense a length of the tissue, place over the tear and burnish with a bone folder.
  • It has been thoroughly tested approved by numerous government agenesis is a favourite of both collectors.

FILMO PLAST P

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20mm X 50 mtr.

  • 20g/m2 thin transparent, self-adhesive paper that becomes virtually invisible upon application
  • Designed for archives and mending torn documents
  • Also ideal for hinging works of art done on light weight rice paper where the hinge should not show through
  • Non-yellowing age-resistant adhesive
  • Both the paper carrier and adhesive are mildly buffered with CaCo3
  • Can be removed from stable paper surfaces

FILMO PLAST P 90

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20mm x 50 mtr.
40mm x 50 mtr.
Long-fibred, acid free. Non-ageing special paper
Wood-free, approx. 40g/m2
Non-ageing, non-allowing, permanently elastic acrylic adhesive
Paper carrier and adhesive are buffered with caco3
For fixing objects to mountboard or rear mounts
Ideal for repairing torn paper
Can be removed from sturdy paper surface with water


FILMO PLAST T

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50mm x 10 mtr. White
50mm x 10 mtr. Black
Ideal for dust-proof bordering for framed pictures, for folding books, repairing book-spines, laminating book cover complete book protecting and embedding modern paper, invisible repairs of torn out pages and documents
Acid free, 240 micron textile tape
Dust-proof bordering for framed pictures
For strengthening of maps and plans
For edging
For sealing back of framed pictures


FILMOPLAST SH

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30mm x 25 mtr.
Ideal for attaching the mountboard to the
rear mount and for book repairs
Fine-threaded, white textile tape
Acid free non-tear
Ph neutral acrylic adhesive

GUMMED LINEN HINGING TAPE

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1” X150 ft
Great for heavy water colors or collages
The 65/55 thread count, acid free fabric gives plenty of strength
The high tack neutral ph adhesive sets ast and lays flat.


HAYAKU GUMMEDJAPANESE HINGING PAPER

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1” x 100 ft.
Make instant japanese hinges easily.
Hayaku japanese mulberry paper gives a thin yet strong and supplr hinge.
The ph neutral paper and adhesive assures long term quality.

pH TESTING PEN

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An easy convenient method for distinguishing between safe alkaline paper and board and unsafe acidic paper and board.
Easy to use simply draw a line. The chlorophenol red indicator solution will turn apurple colour on any paper with a safe ph of 6:8 or higher.
Any other colour would indicate a material most unsuitable for conservation purpose.


SEE THROUGH MOUNTING STRIPS

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4” – 60/ pkg
Lineco see-thru mounting strips are made from conservation quality materials. Clear polyester is bonde to a 2 ply mat with a self-adhesive back. Simply position the artwork and adhere the strips to the mount board. No adhesives touches the art. Accomodates larger art and can be cut to smaller sizes for a particular job.
See-thru strips provide several advantanges over corner, a few along the bottom provide full length support , application is easy, the art stays flat, and the strips are applied around the edges.
The polyester may be trimmed to hide the strips with borders as small as 1/8”


SELF ADHESIVE VOLARA FOAM RABBET TAPE0

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25 “x 108 ft. x 0.03”
Line frame rabbets to provide padding and a slippery surface to protect canvas transfer digital art and oils from sticking to the wood rabbets.
Volara is an acid free, closed cell, inert polyethylene foam coated with a stable acrylic adhesive.


SELF ADHESIVE FRAME SEALING TAPE

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11/4” x 85 ft. Grey
11/4” x 85 ft. White
Frame sealing tape seals off raw wood rabbets and fillets to protect the art and stop acid migration.
An acid-free, lignin-free buffered paper is laminated to a thin aluminium layer and coated with an aggressive acrylic adhesives that bonds firmly to raw wood.
The aluminium provides a barrier that stops acid migration and meets the facts standard for maximum preservation framing.


SELF ADHESIVE LINEN HINGING TAPE

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11/4” x 150 ft. White
A favourite for hinging window mats to backboard or attaching art.
The very fine linen cloth is flexible yet strong. The neutral ph acrylic adhesive gain strength


SELF SEALING POLYESTER L-VELOPES

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8.5 x 11” – 5/ pkg
11 x 14” – 5/ pkg
16 x 20” – 5/ pkg
L-velopes are manufactured from archival quality crystal clear polyester. Heat sealing prevent any harmful adhesives from damaging the contents.
L-velopes support their contents and protect them from stress, dirt, fingerprints and atmospheric pollutants.
Two adjacent slides open (figure1) so art work slides safely into place(figure2). Flaps than fold over to make a non-adhesive seal (figure3).
The process is easily reversible, leaving the art work in its originalpristine condition and the l-velope ready to reuse.


SELF-ADHESIVE POLYPROPYLENE CORNERS

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1.25” 250/pkg
3” 100/pkg
0.625” 500/pkg
Lineco polypropylene corners provide extra strength and sizes to accoimodate larger art pieces.
They are safe and acid free.
The full view variety minimizes the border required to hide the corner under the window mat. Use for light to heavy weight photos and art.


STAMP/ ART MOUNTING STRIPS

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2 “ x 6” – 50/pkg
Stamp/art mounting strips mount stamps and art easily and safely.
The thin folded polyester sling cradles the art in the fold to support without adhesive touching the art.
An adhesives strips on the back attaches to the mountboard. Strips are made of thin, crystal clear 2 mil polyester folded into a sling 2” high by 6” long.
A peel-and-stick adhesives strip on the back allows easy attachment to the mountboard. Use the full 2” height at top and bottom for holding larger art,or at the bottom as a sling for stamp less than 2”. Trim to form an unobtrusive top and bottom mount for smaller stamp and art.


TISSUE PAPER

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51x 76 cm white
Japanese paper without an alkaline buffer, approx. weight 9.0 gsm, machine glazed single – sided. Suitable as interleaving sheets for archiving, conservation and preservation purposes – for example to laminate objects, repair cracks and fissures and also to mount objects such as graphics and photographs etc. Manufactured from long-fibred cellulose (Abaca/Manila hemp, bleached/totally chlorine-free) and without the use of optical brightening agents.
Weight 9.0 gsm
ph 7


TYVAK FRAME BACKING PAPER

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36″ x 210 ft. White
Frame Backing Paper: Puncture,moisture and insect resistant. Easy to cut and work. Acid-free and safe.

WHEAT AND RICE STARCH ADHESIVE

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11/4” x 150 ft. White
A favourite for hinging window mats to backboard or attaching art.
The very fine linen cloth is flexible yet strong. The neutral ph acrylic adhesive gain strength overnight.

accessories

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CLEAR SILICON RELEASE FILM

1400 mm x10 mtr (4” x 33ft.)
A transparent film coated on both sides with a superior quality silicone release agent.
This product is used to cover exposed adhesives during processing.
It is primarily designed for use with hot press.

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CUTTING MATS

24” x 35”
40”x 60”
Unlike many ‘hobby grade’ cutting mats, our industrial grade mats feature a tri-layered, self-healing surface, which is designed to offer a clean, smooth and flat cutting space. They come in a range of sizes and are ideal for covering all of your work benches.
They feature an anti-slip surface and help keep cutting tools and piercing tools sharp. They are also double-sided, for extra longevity. Only our smallest cutting mat has any gridlines, as most professionals prefer to work without them.

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FILM DISPENSER

Hot press film dispenser is designed to be fitted either on hot press stand or can be mounted on wall
The best way to store our films is in an upright position.
The dispenser is a safe and convenient which can hold up to 6 rolls of Hot Press laminating films, mounting adhesives.

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VACU FOAM

2700mm x1600 mm x 5mm (106” x 63” x 5mm) Full sheet
A 5mm thick foam used to cover heatseal laminates during pressing. This foam is only suitable for use in vacuum presses.


ACID FREE MOUNT FILM

620 mm x 25 mtr. (24.5” x 82 ft)

Acid Free Mount Film is a pure film adhesive. The acid free adhesive melts as it is heated up and bonds as it cools and solidifies. It is widely believed that in most instances, this bond can be reversed by re-heating the adhesive, though we would caution against this and offer no guarantee of success.
Acid Free Mount Film also confirms well to uneven surfaces such as watercolour paper and fabrics, making it a versatile adhesive for most types of artwork and substrates.


ADHESIVE BACKED VELVET

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650mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft.)
A rich black velvet look fabric with a self-adhesive backing.
This product has many uses such as providing the perfect backing layer for chunky style acrylic blocks. By adding velvet to the back of a finished block the product instantly looks more appealing and luxurious. Lots of companies are now entering the photo book and print folio market and our velvet is proving popular as a liner for the inside covers of these trendy new products.
A traditional use of black velvet has been as a backing for decorative picture frames and this material works well for this application.
Other framing applications include using velvet as a liner for shadow box frames and to create velvet slips.
Applying velvet to cut and layered foam centred board creates perfect sunken mounts for displaying coins and medals.


SUPER WHITE COATED CANVAS

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635 mm X 10 mtr (25” x 33ft)
270 mm x 10 mtr (50” x 33ft)
Super white adhesive coated canvases are made of heavy duty cotton based fabric used as substrate for canvas bonded photographs & prints.
It’s bleached to a brilliant white & coated with a heat seal adhesive which is protected by a silicone release paper. Ideal for wedding, portraiture and high key photographs, as it restores the whiteness to the image.


CANVAS TEX FILM

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650 mm x 25 mtr (25.5” x 82 ft)
This is a very heavy gauge fabric textured film that is reminiscent of real canvas. Canvastex is often used as an economical alternative to canvas printing or canvas bonding.


CHALKBOARD LAMINATE

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1040mm x 25 mtr. (41” x 82 ft.)
These product is primarily designed for the production of chalkboards.
The self-adhesive backing can be hand rubbed onto your chosen substrate or processed through a laminator.
The film itself is tough, thick and opaque. It comes in black colour.
The specially prepared top surface has a grainy texture and allows chalk to be applied and later removed with a wet cloth or sponge. Chalkboards are popular not only in the class room, but are very useful in kitchens, workshops, offices, children’s rooms and anywhere that constantly changing information needs to be seen.
Small chalkboards as ornaments or wall decoration in the home are a great way to use up short lengths of moulding in the picture framing workshop.


CLEAR SILICON RELEASE FILM

hotpress1

1400 mm x10 mtr (4” x 33ft.)
A transparent film coated on both sides with a superior quality silicone release agent.
This product is used to cover exposed adhesives during processing.
It is primarily designed for use with hot press.


CUTTING MATS

hotpress2

24” x 35”
40”x 60”
Unlike many ‘hobby grade’ cutting mats, our industrial grade mats feature a tri-layered, self-healing surface, which is designed to offer a clean, smooth and flat cutting space. They come in a range of sizes and are ideal for covering all of your work benches.
They feature an anti-slip surface and help keep cutting tools and piercing tools sharp. They are also double-sided, for extra longevity. Only our smallest cutting mat has any gridlines, as most professionals prefer to work without them.


DOUBLE SIDED MOUNT FILM

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650mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)
This is our most popular pressure sensitive mounting film. It works well with all kinds of laminators and can even be applied by hand for specialist jobs. The product itself is formed from a clear central carrier film, which is coated on both sides with a very strong adhesive. Each adhesive layer is then protected by a grid-marked carrier paper. The two separate release liners mean that this adhesive can be rolled out on the work bench and simply cut to the correct size for each mounting job. Off-cuts of material need not be wasted, but used for smaller jobs later. This product is suitable for all kinds of artwork from plain paper and posters to inkjet and photographic media. Due to its strength and flexibility it also works well with plastic based media and textured art papers. Double-sided mount film works well with all kinds of mounting substrates, from white display board and foam centred boards to MDF and rigid plastic boards.


DRY MOUNT FILM CLEAR

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650 mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)
This is the most aggressive hot adhesive in our range .The product itself is formed from a clear central carrier film, which is coated on both sides with a very strong, heat activated adhesive.
Each adhesive layer is then protected by a grid-marked carrier paper.
The two separate release liners mean that this adhesive can be rolled out on the work bench and simply cut to the correct size for each mounting job.
When the adhesive is exposed at room temperature it has a low level of tackiness.
This allows the film to be positioned or tacked onto either your artwork or mounting board as desired.
Dry Mount Film Clear is especially recommended for woods, MDF, plastics, textured art papers, canvases and other fabrics.
This adhesive will bond well to both highly textured and very smooth surfaces.
The main difference between dry mount tissues and heat activated films is that films do not ‘breathe’. Therefore we recommend that this film is pierced with a piercing tool prior to use.


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ACID FREE MOUNT FILM

620 mm x 25 mtr. (24.5” x 82 ft)
Acid Free Mount Film is a pure film adhesive. The acid free adhesive melts as it is heated up and bonds as it cools and solidifies. It is widely believed that in most instances, this bond can be reversed by re-heating the adhesive, though we would caution against this and offer no guarantee of success.
Acid Free Mount Film also confirms well to uneven surfaces such as watercolour paper and fabrics, making it a versatile adhesive for most types of artwork and substrates.

DRY MOUNT FILM CLEAR

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650 mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)
This is the most aggressive hot adhesive in our range .The product itself is formed from a clear central carrier film, which is coated on both sides with a very strong, heat activated adhesive.
Each adhesive layer is then protected by a grid-marked carrier paper.
The two separate release liners mean that this adhesive can be rolled out on the work bench and simply cut to the correct size for each mounting job.
When the adhesive is exposed at room temperature it has a low level of tackiness.
This allows the film to be positioned or tacked onto either your artwork or mounting board as desired.
Dry Mount Film Clear is especially recommended for woods, MDF, plastics, textured art papers, canvases and other fabrics.
This adhesive will bond well to both highly textured and very smooth surfaces.
The main difference between dry mount tissues and heat activated films is that films do not ‘breathe’. Therefore we recommend that this film is pierced with a piercing tool prior to use.

DRYMOUNT FILM WHITE

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650 mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)
Dry Mount Film Clear, the white variant of this film has a thicker high-white central layer.
This makes it very conformable on uneven surfaces and has a very high degree of grab on fabrics. Because the white central layer reflects light it has the effect of brightening translucent items, such as technical plans and blueprints.
Dry Mount Film White was traditionally used with plain beige canvas, for canvas bonding high key or bridal images.
This film is pierced with a piercing tool prior to use.

UNIMMOUNT CLASSIC DRYMOUNT TISSUE

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1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)
This premium grade dry mounting tissue is widely regarded as the industry standard for the permanent mounting of all types of flat artwork.
It is especially popular among bespoke framers and photo processors due to its superb lay flat properties.
Unimount Classicâ„¢ is a high grade adhesive on a porous, pH neutral tissue.
The tissue itself has excellent breath ability, which allows air to escape from the various layers of your work.
Unimount Classicâ„¢ is suitable for mounting posters, prints, photographs, inkjets, pastels, charcoals, colour copies, maps, charts, blue prints and plans.
Unimount Classic™ is compatible with a wide variety of substrates, including mount board, pulp boards and grey boards, foam centred boards, hardboard, MDF and of course, Hot Press own specialist mounting substrate, White Display Board. Unlike some lesser tissues, Unimount Classic™ has a very wide activation temperature range, from around 70ºc to 115ºc, making it ideal for a huge range of jobs.


DRYMOUNT FILM WHITE

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650 mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)
Dry Mount Film Clear, the white variant of this film has a thicker high-white central layer.
This makes it very conformable on uneven surfaces and has a very high degree of grab on fabrics. Because the white central layer reflects light it has the effect of brightening translucent items, such as technical plans and blueprints.
Dry Mount Film White was traditionally used with plain beige canvas, for canvas bonding high key or bridal images.
This film is pierced with a piercing tool prior to use.


HOT PRESS FILM DISPENSER

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Hot press film dispenser is designed to be fitted either on hot press stand or can be mounted on wall
The best way to store our films is in an upright position.
The dispenser is a safe and convenient which can hold up to 6 rolls of Hot Press laminating films, mounting adhesives.


FULL MATT 75 MICRON

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1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)
This film is characterised by a full matt finish that completely eliminates reflections. It offers additional UV protection when used behind glass, but is almost invisible. Full matt film is most often used where lighting is unpredictable and un-controllable, such as exhibition halls and other public areas. Additional heat applied during processing will give the matt film a heavily textured and very scuff resistant surface. This film can also be used as a matt top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvases are laminated.

POLYESTER GLOSS

1040 mm x 25 mtr. (41” x 82 ft)
1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)

This film has a heat-resistant high gloss finish popular for Photographs & Paper Prints. After lamination the Photograph /Prints gives a very high gloss with long lasting effect.

UV FINE LINEN 90 MICRON

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650 mm X 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)

This delicate, line-textured laminate is the finest of the three fabric textures in our heatseal range. It is often preferred by photographers wishing to offer a subtle yet decorative finish to their work. Fine Linen is non-reflective and quite scuff resistant making it ideal for wall prints in the home or office. It is also useful for disguising minor creases and cracks in prints and posters.

UV GLOSS [LUSTRE 50 MICRON

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1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)

This is our most popular heatseal film. This film offers a unique finish that conforms to the surface it is pressed against (under heat and vacuum). The normal result is a very rich lustre finish, which is achieved by pressing the film against the surface of the foam blanket in the Hot Press. This normal finish is very reminiscent of the lustre texture found on photographic paper. To change the finished texture, the artwork can be repressed against other textured or smooth surfaces to give an almost limitless choice of textures, from a single roll of film. This film can also be used as a glossy top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvases are laminated.

UV SAND TEXTURE 90 MICRON

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650 mm X 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)

This non-reflective film is ideal for graphics that will be subjected to prolonged exposure in public places, such as restaurants, cafes, pubs and hotels. It displays a pleasing sandy texture that is also very scuff resistant. Due to its tough nature, sand texture is an ideal surface coating for decorative place mats and coasters.

UV SATIN MATT

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1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)

The overall finish of this film, once processed, is a stippled sheen effect. This film is often used to laminate posters and prints, as its subtle finish closely mimics that of the printed piece. The satin sheen finish reduces glare, but does not reduce contrast, as the film is relatively thin. This film can also used as a satin top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvases are laminated.


HOTPRESS MACHINE

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HGP 110 17” X 21” CODE NO. 2341 (Stand) CODE NO. 2341- S
HGP 220 25” X 37” CODE NO. 2344 (Stand) CODE NO. 2344- S
HGP 260 35” X 47” CODE NO. 2343 (Stand) CODE NO. 2342- S
HGP 360 42” X 67” CODE NO. 2342 Stand) CODE NO. 2342- S
HGP 560 50” X 98” CODE NO. 2345 (Stand) CODE NO. 2345- S

The Hot Glass Press(HGP) was developed and made in U.K by HOT PRESS and incorporates their unique high technology transparent glass heating system.
Based on unique and proven technology, the Hot Glass Vacuum Press, or quite simply ‘The Hot Press’ as it is fondly and almost universally known, sets the standard for excellence in all areas of heat mounting and lamination.Regarded by many as the ‘industry standard’ machine for picture framers, these machines are also commonly used by restorers and professional print finishers worldwide.

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Hot Presses can be found in many different working environments such as:
Picture Framing workshop & Galleries Photographers
Digital canvas printers
Photo Laboratories
Museums
Art Restorers

Display Houses
Educational Institutions

The HOT PRESS has been constantly evolving over the past twenty years and represents the most convenient and efficient way of hot mounting in the modern framing workshop.
The Hot Press is capable of handling a wide range of presentation materials, from white display board, foam centred board and MDF to photographs, art prints, inkjet canvases and delicate fabrics.
No great physical strength is required to operate the machine and all types of work can be processed with ease. Additionally the Hot Press can be filled with multiple projects, thus saving time and energy.
The Hot Press will efficiently process 25mm thick MDF on one side of the bed, whilst simultaneously processing 1mm card on the other.
The transparent top panel of the Hot Press allows work to be viewed throughout most standard dry mounting procedures.

Heating system

The unique Hot Press heating system is widely acknowledged as the best press heating system in the world.
By passing electricity across a special conductive coating on a sheet of toughened glass, a very even heat is created.
This heat is monitored several times every second by a special sensor and can be controlled to within 2 ºc.
The use of a glass platen, rather than a metal one, leads to fast warm- up times, from room temperature to working temperature and a very even distribution of heat across its surface.
This eliminates the need for ‘press watching’ and increases productivity in the workshop.
The adjustable temperature control allows all kinds of artwork to be dry mounted, even those that may be damaged by heat.
The versatile temperature controller allows temperatures from 0 ºc to 115 ºc to be set on the machine.
Cold operation of the Hot Press, by turning the temperature down, also means the machine can be used with wet adhesives for low-value jobs.

Timing system

The Hot Press comes with a built-in programmable process timer, so a time can be set and the timer started, leaving the operator free to prepare the next job.
When processing large volumes of work, the programmable timer can be set to the minimum time required for each batch of work, again maximising productivity.
The timer has two different and distinct modes of operation.
The AUTO setting allows for timed operation and the MANUAL setting allows the flexibility to set the machine running .

Pressure system

Hot Presses are supplied with their own dedicated vacuum pump. These units require no oiling, but they will collect moisture from damp artwork and boards.
The variable pressure control ensures the right pressure is set for each individual job and minimises even heavy creases and wrinkles, whilst ensuring that delicate items such as foam board and embossed prints are not crushed.

Technical specs

Model HGP 110 HGP 220 HGP 260 HGP 360 HGP 560
Weight 28kg 49kg 72kg 11kg 210kg
Width 520mm 720mm 975mm 1914mm 1422mm
Depth 620mm 1020mm 1300mm 1800mm 2615mm
Height 160mm 160mm 160mm 160mm 160mm
Time to vacuum 20 sec 20 sec 20 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Time to tem 12 min 12 min 12 min 12 min 15 sec
Working dim(mm) 460×560 660×965 890×1195 1095×1705 1276×2496
Voltage 230 V 50/60Hz 230 v 50/60Hz 230 v 50/60Hz 230 v 50/60Hz 230 v 50/60Hz
Wattage 2700 W 2300 W 2500 W 4200 W 5750 W
Current(amps) 12A 10A 11A 18A 25A/td>

TIME AND TEMPERATURE TABLE

254x305mm 305x406mm 406x508mm 508x762mm 762x1016mm 1016x1524mm
Gloss Lustre 5 5 6 7 8 10
H/D Gloss Lustre 9 9 10 11 12 14
Satin Matt 5 5 6 7 8 10
Matt 8 8 9 10 11 14
Sand Texture 9 9 10 11 12 14
Fine Linen 9 9 10 11 12 14
Coarse Linen 9 9 10 11 12 14
Canvas Texture 15 15 18 19 20 22
Polyester Gloss 4 4 5 6 7 8
Dry Mount 4 4 5 5 6 6

 

ACCESSORIES

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HGP 110
HGP 220
HGP 260
HGP 360
HGP 560

 

Our custom built Press stands are constructed of heavy gauge steel and designed to hold your press safely and securely. Whilst some people choose to build their own press bench, our press stands can be modified, with a little ingenuity. By adding a thick MDF or similar sheet to the bracing cross members, a very handy shelf can be constructed. By attaching steel cups to the side bars, rolls can be supported on cross poles too.


JET MOUNTER

JetMountersâ„¢ are designed to be easy to operate whilst producing work to the highest professional standards.
The JM26 and JM34 are designed for mounting and laminating inkjet outputs and can handle all types of flat artwork, from photographs and paper posters to delicate plastics and vinyls.
They are also ideal for processing most oard stock, from simple card to MDF and Masonite These smaller, motorised tabletop laminators are operated by foot switch, leaving both hands free to handle the work being processed.

Exclusive to the JetMounter range:
Siliconised rollers
New higher 25mm opening height

JetMountersâ„¢ are designed to be operated on any desk or work bench and are light-weight for easy storing.
For maximum versatility the JetMountersâ„¢ are fitted with variable height adjusters. From the thinnest graphic to the thickest panel it is simple to set up your JetMounterâ„¢ to use the right amount of pressure across your work.
Though JetMountersâ„¢ are designed to feed your work through from the front to the back, they have a useful reverse operation switch that allows for accurate positioning of precision jobs.
For new laminator users the variable speed control is a great feature which allows you to build your confidence by using the machine at slower speeds. As your expertise grows you can move to faster speeds and the top speed will save you time and money.
Safety in the workshop is vital and the JetMounterâ„¢ range of laminators use ‘magic eye’ technology to stop the laminator when a possible obstruction enters the rollers. Additionally, emergency stop buttons and reset procedures ensure safe working conditions for operators.
JetMountersâ„¢ can be set to run automatically for the continuous feed of boards or can be set for foot switch operation.

TECHNICAL SPECS

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Max working width 670mm(26”)
Width 845mm(33.3“)
Depth 310mm(12.2”)
Height 340mm(13.4“)
Weight 24kgs(53lbs)
Roller diameter 63.5mm(2.5”)
Max opening 25mm(1”)
Speed range
Speed range 76-305cm/min(2.5-10fpm)

NATURAL LEATHER

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1300 mmm x 50mtr. (52” X 164ft)
The new NATURAL LEATHER is a medium grain texture and suits a wide variety of artwork. It can also be used to cover coloured papers to create a leather-look covering for books and photo albums. When coated onto coloured mount boards it makes great leather mounts for picture surrounds. As leather is currently very popular for household furniture this is a great time to return a leather finish to our comprehensive list of finishes.


PIERCING TOOL

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5 wheels 4.5” / 114 mm wide
These precision engineered rollers are specially designed to perforate heat activated mount films and PVC heatseal films, to allow air to pass through them during processing in a Hot Press.
Though most of our films now come pre-pierced as standard, both clear and white drymount film require hand perforation, as does our very thick canvastex heatseal.
The piercing tool has hundreds of very sharp spikes that are used to create the pin sized holes required for air to escape during the mounting and laminating process.


POLYESTER GLOSS

1040 mm x 25 mtr. (41” x 82 ft)
1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)
This film has a heat-resistant high gloss finish popular for Photographs & Paper Prints. After lamination the Photograph /Prints gives a very high gloss with long lasting effect.


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ADHESIVE BACKED VELVET

650mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft.)
A rich black velvet look fabric with a self-adhesive backing.
This product has many uses such as providing the perfect backing layer for chunky style acrylic blocks. By adding velvet to the back of a finished block the product instantly looks more appealing and luxurious. Lots of companies are now entering the photo book and print folio market and our velvet is proving popular as a liner for the inside covers of these trendy new products.
A traditional use of black velvet has been as a backing for decorative picture frames and this material works well for this application.
Other framing applications include using velvet as a liner for shadow box frames and to create velvet slips.
Applying velvet to cut and layered foam centred board creates perfect sunken mounts for displaying coins and medals.

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ADHESIVE BACKED VELVET

650mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft.)
A rich black velvet look fabric with a self-adhesive backing.
This product has many uses such as providing the perfect backing layer for chunky style acrylic blocks. By adding velvet to the back of a finished block the product instantly looks more appealing and luxurious. Lots of companies are now entering the photo book and print folio market and our velvet is proving popular as a liner for the inside covers of these trendy new products.
A traditional use of black velvet has been as a backing for decorative picture frames and this material works well for this application.
Other framing applications include using velvet as a liner for shadow box frames and to create velvet slips.
Applying velvet to cut and layered foam centred board creates perfect sunken mounts for displaying coins and medals.

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CHALKBOARD LAMINATE

1040mm x 25 mtr. (41” x 82 ft.)
These product is primarily designed for the production of chalkboards.
The self-adhesive backing can be hand rubbed onto your chosen substrate or processed through a laminator.
The film itself is tough, thick and opaque. It comes in black colour.
The specially prepared top surface has a grainy texture and allows chalk to be applied and later removed with a wet cloth or sponge. Chalkboards are popular not only in the class room, but are very useful in kitchens, workshops, offices, children’s rooms and anywhere that constantly changing information needs to be seen.
Small chalkboards as ornaments or wall decoration in the home are a great way to use up short lengths of moulding in the picture framing workshop.

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DOUBLE SIDED MOUNT FILM

650mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)
This is our most popular pressure sensitive mounting film. It works well with all kinds of laminators and can even be applied by hand for specialist jobs. The product itself is formed from a clear central carrier film, which is coated on both sides with a very strong adhesive. Each adhesive layer is then protected by a grid-marked carrier paper. The two separate release liners mean that this adhesive can be rolled out on the work bench and simply cut to the correct size for each mounting job. Off-cuts of material need not be wasted, but used for smaller jobs later. This product is suitable for all kinds of artwork from plain paper and posters to inkjet and photographic media. Due to its strength and flexibility it also works well with plastic based media and textured art papers. Double-sided mount film works well with all kinds of mounting substrates, from white display board and foam centred boards to MDF and rigid plastic boards.

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NATURAL LEATHER

1300 mmm x 50mtr. (52” X 164ft)
The new NATURAL LEATHER is a medium grain texture and suits a wide variety of artwork. It can also be used to cover coloured papers to create a leather-look covering for books and photo albums. When coated onto coloured mount boards it makes great leather mounts for picture surrounds. As leather is currently very popular for household furniture this is a great time to return a leather finish to our comprehensive list of finishes.

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STEEL 90 MICRON

650mm x 25 mtr (25.5” x 82 ft)
1300mm x 50 mtr (52” x 164 ft)
Its unique brushed steel finish looks good on both modern and traditional styles of artwork. The effect is technically known as a ‘florentine’ pattern. This pattern is common on gold and silver picture frame mouldings and when used together with our steel finish has a very harmonising effect. Steel can be used with modern images to create a contemporary feel, or traditional images to create a brush stroke effect.

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TRANSPARENCY MOUNT FILM FYNART

650mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)
This is our more established and Superior quality optically clear mounting film. For wall art and acrylic blocks this film offers much better colour rendition and is truly invisible even when viewed close up. Fynart is the choice of photographers, framers,digital artists and photo labs who want to produce the highest quality products and charge a premium for their work.


STEEL 90 MICRON

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650mm x 25 mtr (25.5” x 82 ft)
1300mm x 50 mtr (52” x 164 ft)
Its unique brushed steel finish looks good on both modern and traditional styles of artwork. The effect is technically known as a ‘florentine’ pattern. This pattern is common on gold and silver picture frame mouldings and when used together with our steel finish has a very harmonising effect. Steel can be used with modern images to create a contemporary feel, or traditional images to create a brush stroke effect.


SUPER WHITE COATED CANVAS

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635 mm X 10 mtr (25” x 33ft)
270 mm x 10 mtr (50” x 33ft)
Super white adhesive coated canvases are made of heavy duty cotton based fabric used as substrate for canvas bonded photographs & prints.
It’s bleached to a brilliant white & coated with a heat seal adhesive which is protected by a silicone release paper. Ideal for wedding, portraiture and high key photographs, as it restores the whiteness to the image.


TRANSPARENCY MOUNT FILM FYNART

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650mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)
This is our more established and Superior quality optically clear mounting film. For wall art and acrylic blocks this film offers much better colour rendition and is truly invisible even when viewed close up. Fynart is the choice of photographers, framers,digital artists and photo labs who want to produce the highest quality products and charge a premium for their work.


UNIMMOUNT CLASSIC DRYMOUNT TISSUE

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1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)
This premium grade dry mounting tissue is widely regarded as the industry standard for the permanent mounting of all types of flat artwork.
It is especially popular among bespoke framers and photo processors due to its superb lay flat properties.
Unimount Classicâ„¢ is a high grade adhesive on a porous, pH neutral tissue.
The tissue itself has excellent breath ability, which allows air to escape from the various layers of your work.
Unimount Classicâ„¢ is suitable for mounting posters, prints, photographs, inkjets, pastels, charcoals, colour copies, maps, charts, blue prints and plans.
Unimount Classic™ is compatible with a wide variety of substrates, including mount board, pulp boards and grey boards, foam centred boards, hardboard, MDF and of course, Hot Press own specialist mounting substrate, White Display Board. Unlike some lesser tissues, Unimount Classic™ has a very wide activation temperature range, from around 70ºc to 115ºc, making it ideal for a huge range of jobs.


UV FINE LINEN 90 MICRON

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650 mm X 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)
This delicate, line-textured laminate is the finest of the three fabric textures in our heatseal range. It is often preferred by photographers wishing to offer a subtle yet decorative finish to their work. Fine Linen is non-reflective and quite scuff resistant making it ideal for wall prints in the home or office. It is also useful for disguising minor creases and cracks in prints and posters.


UV GLOSS [LUSTRE 50 MICRON

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1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)
This is our most popular heatseal film. This film offers a unique finish that conforms to the surface it is pressed against (under heat and vacuum). The normal result is a very rich lustre finish, which is achieved by pressing the film against the surface of the foam blanket in the Hot Press. This normal finish is very reminiscent of the lustre texture found on photographic paper. To change the finished texture, the artwork can be repressed against other textured or smooth surfaces to give an almost limitless choice of textures, from a single roll of film. This film can also be used as a glossy top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvases are laminated.


UV SAND TEXTURE 90 MICRON

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650 mm X 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)
This non-reflective film is ideal for graphics that will be subjected to prolonged exposure in public places, such as restaurants, cafes, pubs and hotels. It displays a pleasing sandy texture that is also very scuff resistant. Due to its tough nature, sand texture is an ideal surface coating for decorative place mats and coasters.


UV SATIN MATT

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1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)
The overall finish of this film, once processed, is a stippled sheen effect. This film is often used to laminate posters and prints, as its subtle finish closely mimics that of the printed piece. The satin sheen finish reduces glare, but does not reduce contrast, as the film is relatively thin. This film can also used as a satin top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvases are laminated.


VACU FOAM

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2700mm x1600 mm x 5mm (106” x 63” x 5mm) Full sheet
A 5mm thick foam used to cover heatseal laminates during pressing. This foam is only suitable for use in vacuum presses.