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HOT OFF THE PRESS
For nearly 20 years, we at Hot Press have served the framing and photographic markets with a
wide range of premium laminating films, mounting adhesives and substrates. While our greatest
claim to fame is undoubtedly the Hot Press brand of heated glass top vacuum presses, we think
our hands-on technical support and legendary customer service is what truly sets us apart.
TRAINING DVDS
JETMOUNTER 26/34
This instructional DVD helps you to set up and operate desk top
laminators, specifically the JM26 and JM34.
Subjects covered include:
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Mounting to various board types
Mounting of various art types
Various methods of over-lamination
Face mounting to Perspex
Creating floater frames and image wraps on MDF
Mounting images within wedding albums
This is an essential for anyone wanting to maximize their work
and revenue flow.
JETMOUNTER 44/55
This instructional DVD covers the set up and operation of larger
laminators, with roll feed and take up bars, specifically the JM44
and JM55.
Subjects covered include:
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Setting up a laminator for continuous feed mounting
Setting up a laminator for continuous feed laminating
Using removable films for creating temporary displays
Mounting to various board types
Mounting to various art types
Various methods of over-laminating
Face mounting to Perspex
This is an invaluable guide for anyone who is new to large
laminator operations.
HOT PRESS GLASS TOP VACUUM PRESSES
This unique DVD covers the set up and operation of heated
vacuum presses, specifically the HGP260/HGP360 and HGP560.
Subjects covered include:
• Setting up a press and control feature explanation
• Overview of essential accessories and tools needed for
successful operation
• Mounting techniques for various board and artwork
combinations
• Various over-laminating techniques
• Canvas bonding of photographs and paper prints
• Protection of inkjet canvases by the application of ultra thin
laminates
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CONTENTS
1. JETMOUNTERTM MANUAL LAMINATORS .................. 3
12. CANVAS .................................................................... 32
2. JETMOUNTERTM MOTORISED LAMINATORS ............ 4
13. TOOLS OF THE TRADE ........................................... 34
ML13..............................................................................................3
ML25..............................................................................................3
JM26, JM34 ..................................................................................5
JM44SHA, JM55SHA ...................................................................5
3. PRESSURE SENSITIVE MOUNTING FILMS ............... 7
DOUBLE-SIDED MOUNT FILM ....................................................7
SYNART™ ....................................................................................8
FYNART™.....................................................................................8
WINDOW-ART MOUNT FILM .......................................................8
SELF-WOUND MOUNT FILM, STANDARD .................................9
SELF-WOUND MOUNT FILM, ULTRA ........................................9
SELF-WOUND MOUNT FILM, PERM/PEEL ................................9
TRANSFER MOUNT FILM, ULTRA ..............................................9
ADHESIVE COATED CANVAS ..................................................32
SUPER WHITE ADHESIVE CANVAS.........................................32
TACKING IRON...........................................................................34
PIERCING TOOL ........................................................................34
ZIPPY CUTTER...........................................................................35
CUTTING MATS..........................................................................35
TAC CLOTHS™ ..........................................................................36
MULE™ .......................................................................................36
4. PRESSURE SENSITIVE LAMINATES........................ 10
PHOTO UV SATIN MATTE .........................................................10
PHOTO UV FULL MATTE ...........................................................10
PHOTO UV STANDARD GLOSS ...............................................11
PHOTO UV ULTRA GLOSS........................................................11
PHOTO UV SAND TEXTURE .....................................................12
PHOTO UV FINE LINEN .............................................................12
PHOTO UV COARSE LINEN ......................................................12
PHOTO UV CANVASTEX ...........................................................13
PHOTO UV NATURAL LEATHER ..............................................13
PHOTO UV STEEL .....................................................................13
PHOTO UV SHEENTEX .............................................................13
PHOTO UV CRYSTALTEX .........................................................13
ECO UV SATIN MATTE ..............................................................14
ECO UV FULL MATTE ................................................................14
5. SPECIALITY SELF-ADHESIVE FILMS ....................... 15
CHALKBOARD LAMINATE .........................................................15
6. HOT PRESS GLASS TOP VACUUM PRESSES ........ 16
7. DRY MOUNTING TISSUES ........................................ 20
UNIMOUNT CLASSIC™ .............................................................20
VISTAMOUNT™ .........................................................................21
ARTSAFE 200™ .........................................................................21
8. HEAT ACTIVATED MOUNTING FILMS...................... 22
DRY MOUNT FILM - CLEAR ......................................................22
ACID-FREE MOUNT FILM ..........................................................23
HEAT TRANSFER FILM .............................................................23
9. HEATSEAL LAMINATES ............................................ 26
ARTSHIELD™ UV GLOSS LUSTRE ..........................................26
ARTSHIELD™ UV SATIN MATTE ..............................................26
ARTSHIELD™ UV FULL MATTE ................................................27
ARTSHIELD™ UV SAND TEXTURE ..........................................27
ARTSHIELD™ UV FINE LINEN ..................................................27
ARTSHIELD™ UV COARSE LINEN ...........................................27
ARTSHIELD™ UV CANVASTEX ................................................27
10. NON-PERFORATED HEATSET LAMINATES .......... 30
MEDIASHIELD UV SATINEX ......................................................30
MEDIASHIELD UV MATTEX.......................................................30
MEDIASHIELD UV MATTE .........................................................30
MEDIASHIELD UV EMERYTEX .................................................30
11. ANCILLARIES .......................................................... 31
SILICONE RELEASE PAPER .....................................................31
CLEAR SILICONE RELEASE FILM ............................................31
FOAM PLASTIC ..........................................................................31
VACUFOAM ................................................................................31
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JETMOUNTER
MANUAL LAMINATORS
JETMOUNTER MANUAL LAMINATORS
Here at Hot Press we have always been known for supplying the best in quality
equipment for professional print presentation. As new markets emerge we aim to
deliver machinery that is perfect for the job. The home workshop and limited space
retail sector has been growing in recent years and though many people would like a
JetMounterTM or a Hot Glass Press – they simply do not have the room. With this in
mind we are pleased to offer two new machines that will help users in this market.
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ML13 MANUAL LAMINATOR
ML25 MANUAL LAMINATOR
This new manual laminator is perfect for the home user or
for those who only need to laminate smaller items. Though
built as a table top unit it is still capable of doing a wide
variety of jobs. With its opening height of an impressive
20mm (0.78”), it is perfect for people wanting to produce
acrylic blocks and MDF block mounts. The maximum
working width of this model is 335mm (13.2”) which means
that work up to the popular Super A3+ size can be
accommodated. The height is set with twin adjusters and
work is transported through the laminator by a hand crank
handle. Due to its light weight construction, when not in
use the laminator can be easily stored away. Please note
this laminator requires some self assembly which will
require a screwdriver.
Though the JetMounterTM 26 is the most popular machine
in our laminator range, it may be a little over specified for
the occasional or home user. With our huge range of
650mm (25.5”) wide materials we have been asked for a
laminator that will handle this size, but is lighter in weight
and with a more basic specification. The ML25 has a
working width of 650mm (25.5”) and opens to 20mm
(0.78”) high. Work is transported through the laminator by
a hand crank handle. Due to its light weight construction
and fold up feed tables, the laminator can be easily stored
away when not in use.
ML13
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ML25
JETMOUNTER
MOTORSIED LAMINATORS
JetMountersTM are designed to be easy to operate whilst producing work to the highest
professional standards. They can handle all types of flat artwork, from photographs
and paper posters to delicate plastics and vinyls. They are also ideal for processing
most board stock, from simple card to MDF and Masonite.
FORWARD AND REVERSE OPERATION
Smaller JetMounters™ are designed to be operated on
any desk or work bench and are light-weight for easy
storing. Larger laminators can be bench mounted or fitted
to a custom designed stand with wheels for easy
manoeuvring. The largest JetMounter™ is built on a
permanent stand that offers safe and rigid support but
allows the operator access to the underside of the
machine.
OPERATING WIDTHS
JetMounters™ come in a variety of sizes with maximum
operating widths from 457mm (18”) to 1630mm (64.2”).
Small jobs can be processed on larger machines with
ease, so it is important to consider the maximum width
you will require.
BOARD THICKNESS AND ADJUSTMENT
For maximum versatility the JetMountersTM are fitted with
variable height adjusters. From the thinnest graphic to
the thickest panel it is simple to set up your JetMounter™
to use the right amount of pressure across your work.
Please see the specification panel for further details.
Though JetMounters™ 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.
VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL
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 FEATURES
Safety in the workshop is vital and the JetMounter™
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.
AUTO OR FOOT OPERATION
JetMountersTM can be set to run automatically for the
continuous feed of boards or can be set for foot switch
operation.
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JETMOUNTER MOTORISED LAMINATORS
MACHINE POSITIONING
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INTRODUCING THE JM34
By popular demand the new-size JM34 has
been created to fulfil a gap in the market. The
JM34 is the ideal width for processing full
JM26
sheets of mountboard, offering more versatility
on commonly used board sizes.
JetMounter™ JM26 and JM34
These smaller, motorised tabletop laminators are
operated by foot switch, leaving both hands free to handle
the work being processed.
The JM26 and JM34 are designed for mounting and
laminating inkjet output but are equally capable of
handling photographic or printed media. All models
include a supply shaft and self-checking photocells for
finger protection. Note: there are no rewind shafts on
these models.
Exclusive to the
JetMounter range:
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Siliconised rollers
New higher 25mm
(1”) opening
height
JetMounter™ JM44SHA and JM55SHA
In addition to the standard features offered by all
JetMounter™ electric models, including variable speed
electric drive, silicone rollers, steel construction, foot pedal
and photo-electric safety stop, the JM44SHA and
JM55SHA also offer:
JETMOUNTER MOTORISED LAMINATORS
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single height adjustment controls
an LCD pressure gauge display to allow more
precision control of mounting and laminating
operations
unwind and rewind shafts
bigger diameter rollers
digital height readout
front-mounted media unwind tray with supply shaft
which can be used for feeding media, mounting
adhesive or kraft paper
JM44SHA
Both models also come complete with stand with roll
storage feature.
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JM26
JM34
JM44SHA
JM55SHA
Max working
width
670mm (26”)
890mm (34”)
1120mm (44”)
1400mm (55”)
Width
845mm (33.3”)
1050mm (41.3”)
1540mm (60.6”)
1790mm (70.5”)
Depth
310mm (12.2”)
300mm (11.8”)
480mm (18.9”)
480mm (18.9”)
Height
340mm (13.4”)
340mm (13.4”)
480mm (18.9”)
480mm (18.9”)
Weight
24kg (53lbs)
32kg (70.5lbs)
110kg (242lbs)
150kg (330lbs)
Roller
diameter
63.5mm (2.5”)
63.5mm (2.5”)
102mm (4”)
127mm (5”)
Max opening
25mm (1”)
25mm (1”)
25mm (1”)
25mm (1”)
76-305cm/min
76-305cm/min
91-550cm/min
61-550cm/min
(2.5-10fpm)
(2.5-10fpm)
(3-18fpm)
(2-18fpm)
Speed range
JETMOUNTER MOTORISED LAMINATORS
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PRESSURE SENSITITVE
MOUNTING FILMS
Our comprehensive range of pressure sensitive mounting films are ideal for all
standard mounting projects and a wide variety of applications, such as face mounting
on acrylic and interchangeable graphics. As you would expect, all of our films use
only the highest quality adhesives, carriers and release liners so you can always be
assured of the best results.
DOUBLE-SIDED MOUNT FILM
PRESSURE SENSITIVE MOUNTING FILMS
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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Code
Size
PMDS25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PMDS25328
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
PMDS33082
840mm x 25m (33” x 82’)
PMDS41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
PMDS41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
PMDS51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
PMDS51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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TRANSPARENCY MOUNT FILM
SYNARTTM
WINDOW-ART MOUNT FILM
Mounting images to clear acrylic panels, originally
practised in the sign making industry, has always been
popular. Creating large, illuminated signs for shopping
centres, airports and other public areas, where the work
is viewed from a distance, only requires a basic, optically
clear film. Polypropylene is used as the central core of this
film and the product is fine for those looking for an economy
product. Synart, as its name suggests, is primarily used
for the production of acrylic signage; for artwork that is to
be viewed in the home we would suggest looking at our
superior Fynart product.
Code
Size
PMTS25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PMTS41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
PMTS51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
TRANSPARENCY MOUNT FILM
FYNARTTM
This mounting film has a number of uses. Its primary
function is as an adhesive for applying artwork
and signage to windows and other clear surfaces.
The first side of the mount film has a conventional
permanent adhesive and this is intended to be stuck
to the front or back of the artwork itself, depending
on the application. The second side of the film has a
special release liner that, when peeled back, exposes
a micro-pyramid pattern adhesive. The texture of the
adhesive means that when the artwork or graphic is
hand-applied to the window, the image rests with only
the points of the micro-pyramids touching the glass.
This has two benefits: air can easily be pushed out,
leaving no bubbles and the image can easily be repositioned as required.
Code
Size
PMWA25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PMWA41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
PMWA51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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. If you require more information on
how to produce acrylic blocks please contact us.
ALTERNATIVE USES
A popular use of Window-art is application to
the back of photographs, so that they can be
stuck to wedding album pages and will still
peel off if adjustment is required. When an
album is completed to your satisfaction the
Size
PMTF12016
325mm x 5m (12.5” x 16’)
PMTF25016
650mm x 5m (25.5” x 16’)
PMTF25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PMTF41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
PMTF51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
prints can then be made permanent by pressing
the images, which ‘pops’ the micro-pyramids
and gives a full adhesive coverage. Windowart is also ideal for making temporary signage
for walls, doors, counter tops and even
vehicles. When making signs the Window-art
is applied to the back of the graphic and the
graphic is usually laminated with a top film for
durability. This method requires that the
surface stuck to is clean and smooth.
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SELF-WOUND MOUNT FILM
STANDARD
We offer various self-wound mounting films, for use
with laminators that feature an unwind shaft on the top.
Self-wound mounting films have only one release liner,
which is non-stick on both sides. As the roll is unwound
the adhesive layer is exposed, so these films cannot
be used for cut sheet applications. Additionally the full
width of the roll will always be used as the film passes
through the laminator, making self-wound films more
suited to volume jobs, where a large number of boards
or images are to be processed at the same time. Our
STANDARD film is a general purpose film that is suitable
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for most kinds of artwork, from plain paper and
posters to
inkjet and photographic media. Standard self-wound film
works well with all kinds of mounting substrates, from
white display board and foam centred boards to MDF
and rigid plastic boards.
Code
Size
PMSW25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PMSW25164
650mm x 50m (25.5” x 164’)
PMSW41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
PMSW41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
PMSW41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
PMSW51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
PMSW51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
PMSW51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
PMSW55164
1400mm x 50m (55” x 164’)
PMSW61164
1550mm x 50m (61” x 164’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
PRESSURE SENSITIVE MOUNTING FILMS
TRANSFER MOUNT FILM
ULTRA
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The ULTRA version of our transfer film features a
more aggressive adhesive and, due to its carrierless
construction, it is very good for wrapping images around
edges, like thick MDF. This product is also recommended
for flexible or roll works, such as pull up banners.
Code
Size
PMTU25328
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
PMTU41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
PMTU51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
SELF-WOUND MOUNT FILM
ULTRA
Our ULTRA option of self-wound mount film has been
developed for more challenging applications, where the
standard product may struggle. Mounting substrates such
as corex or aluminium are notoriously difficult to get a
strong bond to and this film will provide a better result.
Similarly, when trying to wrap graphics around the edge of
thicker substrates, such as MDF, the extra adhesion that
this film provides will do the job.
Code
Size
PMSU25164
650mm x 50m (25.5” x 164’)
PMSU41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
PMSU41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
PMSU51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
PMSU51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
SELF-WOUND MOUNT FILM
PERM/PEEL
This product is an unusual twist on the normal selfwound recipe. PERM/PEEL has two different kinds
of adhesive built into one film. As the roll unwinds it
exposes a permanent adhesive, which can be coated
to the back of your artwork or onto a board. When the
second layer is exposed it is a lower tack adhesive. This
film is suitable for coating graphics that can be stuck to
rigid plastic or expanded foam PVC boards. The graphic
can be removed later, allowing the board to be re-used,
thus saving money. When coated onto the board itself,
it creates a repositionable surface for the application of
complex artwork that may need to be applied by hand and
re-arranged.
Code
Size
PMPP25164
650mm x 50m (25.5” x 164’)
PMPP41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
PMPP51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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PRESSURE SENSITITVE
LAMINATES
The Hot Press range of pressure-sensitive, or cold, laminates are designed for use
with the JetMounterTM and other quality roller laminators. The films work well at room
temperature and provide superior protection from abrasion, moisture and pollutants. All
contain UV stabilisers and absorbers to inhibit fading and discolouration from sunlight.
The overall finish of this film is a soft and smooth sheen
effect. This film is often used to laminate paper posters and
prints, as its subtle finish closely mimics that of the printed
piece. The satin finish reduces glare but doesn’t reduce
contrast. Another popular use for Photo UV Satin Matte
is as a protective laminate for images in wedding albums;
as the film is relatively thin it doesn’t add too much bulk to
the album.
PHOTO UV FULL MATTE 75µ
The purpose of the complete matte finish of this film is to
eliminate reflections. Photo UV Full Matte film is most often
used where lighting is unpredictable and uncontrollable,
such as exhibition halls and other public places. This film
is very useful for creating a protective surface that doesn’t
actually look laminated, as it is virtually undetectable to
the naked eye. It also offers additional UV protection when
used behind plain glass, yet is almost invisible.
Code
Size
Code
Size
PSSM25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PSFM25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PSSM25328
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
PSFM33082
840mm x 25m (33” x 82’)
PSSM33082
840mm x 25m (33” x 82’)
PSFM41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
PSSM41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
PSFM41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
PSSM41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
PSFM51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
PSSM51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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PRESSURE SENSITIVE LAMINATES
PHOTO UV SATIN MATTE 70µ
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PHOTO UV STANDARD GLOSS 40µ
This long-established film, with its simple gloss finish,
closely resembles the gloss surface of conventional
photographic and inkjet media. It can be used to impart a
glossy finish to any flat artwork, regardless of its original
finish.
Code
Size
PSSG25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PSSG33082
840mm x 25m (33” x 82’)
PSSG41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
PSSG41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
PSSG51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
PSSG51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
PHOTO UV ULTRA GLOSS 50µ
This film offers the highest level of gloss available and the
finish is often compared to Cibachrome prints. With its
incredibly smooth surface it delivers an almost mirror-like
finish. The film is recommended for artwork where impact
and vibrant colours are required. When mounting Photo
UV Ultra Gloss images, a very high quality adhesive film
and board type are highly recommended.
Code
Size
PSUG25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PSUG41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
PSUG51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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PHOTO UV SAND TEXTURE 100µ
NEW!
A long standing favourite in our cold range, this nonreflective film is ideal for artwork and 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. When used
in conjunction with the correct base films, it forms a great
top surface for floor graphics, as it has attained slip rating
safety test standards. Information on this is available on
request.
Code
Size
PSST25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PSST33082
840mm x 25m (33” x 82’)
PSST41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
PSST41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
PSST51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
PSST51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE
LOOKING FOR?
PHOTO UV FINE LINEN 100µ
This delicate, linen-textured laminate is the finest of the
three fabric textures in our range. It is often specified by
photographers wishing to impart a subtle yet decorative
finish to their work. It is non-reflective and quite scuff
resistant making it ideal for wall prints in the home or for
display. It is also useful for disguising minor creases and
cracks in prints and posters.
Code
Size
PSFL25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PSFL51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
PSFL51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
PHOTO UV COARSE LINEN 100µ
This film displays a mid-gauge fabric texture resembling
rough cotton or hessian. It is commonly used on larger
format artwork where a finer finish may be lost. The rougher
gauge of this film is capable of hiding larger imperfections
in prints and posters. Like most textured laminates it is
quite scuff resistant.
Code
Size
PSCL25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
We are constantly striving to improve and increase
PSCL51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
our very diverse range or materials. If you have a
PSCL51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
product in mind, but can’t find it in our catalogue,
please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
to help and always keen to chat with users of our
PRESSURE SENSITIVE LAMINATES
products.
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PHOTO UV CANVASTEX 190µ
A very heavy-gauge fabric-texture film that is reminiscent
of real canvas. This brand new addition to our range
has already proved a massive hit with pre-launch test
volunteers. Photo UV Canvastex is a good alternative
to either printing to, or indeed mounting on, real canvas.
The use of less expensive media and less ink make this
product a cost effective alternative to more expensive
printable canvases. The protection of inkjet canvas by
lamination is highly recommended, as it is very susceptible
to damage. But this is usually only possible using a heatvacuum method. Photo UV Canvastex opens up many
new opportunities for cold laminator users to capitalise on
the trend for canvas-look prints. Photo UV Canvastex is
very durable and, like all laminates, easy to clean, making
it ideal for work that is on show in public areas, such as
hotels, restaurants, cafes and clubs. Photo UV Canvastex
creates the illusion that the image has been printed onto
canvas but is much tougher and easier to maintain. Photo
UV Canvastex is well suited to photographic portraiture,
landscapes and many kinds of artwork that simulate
paintings, both traditional and modern.
Code
Size
PSCN25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PSCN51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
PRESSURE SENSITIVE LAMINATES
PHOTO UV NATURAL LEATHER 150µ
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In previous years we have offered a complete range of
leather-look laminates, but sadly the finish of the base
films went down in quality and we felt that they reflected
badly on our reputation for only offering the very best.
After extensive product development and testing we have
been able to source a superior grade plastic and we are
now able to re-introduce a leather finish to our range.
The new PHOTO UV 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 leatherlook covering for books and 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.
Code
Size
PSLT25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PSLT51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
PHOTO UV STEEL 80µ
This film was introduced in our last catalogue and is
winning a very strong following. 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. Photo UV Steel can
be used with modern images to create a contemporary
feel, or traditional images to create a brush stroke effect.
Code
Size
PSSF25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PSSF51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
PHOTO UV SHEENTEX 100µ
Photo UV Sheentex is a variant of our popular Sand
Texture finish, with a satin rather than a matte base.
This gives the same sandy texture, but with a little more
sheen to the final result. As with sand texture, the builtin grain gives added protection from abrasion and helps
reduce glare.
Code
Size
PSSN41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
PSSN51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
PHOTO UV CRYSTALTEX 140µ
This film has a tiny diamond faceted surface texture
that scatters light to give a deep lustrous finish to print
surfaces. It is reminicient of our very popular GLOSS
LUSTRE heatseal finish. It is especially well suited to
photographic style work.
Code
Size
PSCR25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
PSCR41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
PSCR41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
PSCR51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
PSCR51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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ECO UV FULL MATTE 80µ
ECO UV SATIN MATTE 80µ
This is a new addition to the Hot Press pressure-sensitive
or ‘cold’ range of laminates. The overall effect of this film
is a soft and smooth sheen effect. This film is suitable
for paper posters and prints. Unlike Photo UV films, it is
made with a water-based adhesive.
This is a new addition to the Hot Press pressure-sensitive
or ‘cold’ range of laminates. The purpose of this film is to
eliminate reflections and allow your image to be viewed at
any angle. Unlike Photo UV films, it is made with a waterbased adhesive.
Code
Size
Code
Size
ECSM25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
ECFM25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
ECSM41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
ECFM41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
ECSM41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
ECFM41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
ECSM51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
ECFM51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
ECSM51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
ECFM51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
PRESSURE SENSITIVE LAMINATES
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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SPECIALITY
SELF-ADHESIVE FILMS
Hot Press is part of a large group of companies that specialise in different
business sectors. We are pleased to be able to offer a collection of our sister
companies’ product ranges - new products with very useful applications that
differ from our normal materials.
CHALKBOARD LAMINATE
These two products are 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 a choice of traditional green or black. 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.
Code
Size
PSCBB39082
1000mm x 25m (39.5” x 82’) Black
PSCBG39082
1000mm x 25m (39.5” x 82’) Green
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may apply.
ALTERNATIVE USE
Black chalkboard film can be used as a backing
for block mounted work on MDF. Not only does
SPECIALITY SELF-ADHESIVE FILMS
it look far superior to bare MDF but it eliminates
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the possibility of the block warping or bowing.
When one side of thick MDF is sealed with
adhesive and a print, the other side is left
open to absorb moisture in the atmosphere. In
extreme conditions this can cause the MDF to
expand at the back giving a ‘banana effect’ to
the board.
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HOT PRESS GLASS TOP
VACUUM PRESSES
Based on our unique and proven technology, the Hot Press Glass Top 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.
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 (1”) thick MDF on one side of the bed, whilst simultaneously processing
1mm (0.04”) card on the other. The transparent top panel of the Hot Press allows work to be viewed throughout most
standard dry mounting procedures.
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
strengthened 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 2ºC. 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
0ºC to 115ºC 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.
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HOT PRESS GLASS TOP VACUUM PRESSES
HEATING SYSTEM
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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
the timing cycle is completed the vacuum pump will
switch off, the atmospheric pressure is returned to the
press and the timer resets for the next project. This
again saves time. 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 on repetitive jobs, whilst the MANUAL setting
allows the flexibility to set the machine running whilst you
do other work. In this mode it will keep running until you
are free to return to the job.
PRESSURE SYSTEM
HOT PRESS GLASS TOP VACUUM PRESSES
The Hot Press typically deliver 6.35kg (14lbs) of pressure
per square inch and this is enough to process any kind
of project. In fact, the pressure may even need reducing
for certain jobs. This can be done by use of our pressure
control valve, which fine-tunes the pressure to your exact
needs. 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. This
moisture is collected in a moisture trap bowl, which should
be emptied periodically. 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.
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OTHER KEY FEATURES
IS A PRESS RIGHT FOR ME?
Hot Presses can be found in many
different working environments such as:
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Picture Framers
Photographers
Digital canvas printers
Photo Laboratories
Museums
Art Restorers
Graphic departments
Educational Institutions
When it comes to safety the Hot Press is CE approved and
features safety cut outs, which protect the machine and
user from both power surges and short circuits. The lid
of the Hot Press is supported by gas struts which means
the opening and closing operation requires very little effort.
The generous opening height of the lid also ensures good
access to the working area so that work maybe accurately
positioned. The bed of the Hot Press is a heavy duty
rubber diaphragm. This creates the pressure against the
heated glass platen to sandwich the work in progress. The
uniquely textured surface of our diaphragm allows air to
move easily towards the air suction port, which removes
the air from machine, so a vacuum may be formed. The
easy to read vacuum gauge shows how much pressure
is being applied and how long it takes to achieve the
desired level of vacuum. Finally the Hot Press comes with
a comprehensive training DVD, which is a great constant
resource when learning new skills and all the capabilities
of these very versatile machines.
PRESS STANDS
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.
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HOT PRESS GLASS TOP VACUUM PRESSES
The Hot Press comes in a choice of three sizes, to suit
all business types and these are based around common
board and graphics sizes. The rugged construction of the
Hot Press offers both strength and durability. Its glass,
steel and aluminium construction stop the press twisting
for consistently good levels of vacuum. This rigidity means
that you only need the simple set of rubber feet to support
the machine stably. There is no need to adjust these feet or
to balance the press with a spirit level, unlike other flimsier
machines. We offer custom made press stands for each
Hot Press model and these support the machine safely.
Power for the dedicated vacuum pump is supplied directly
from the press itself, which means there is no need for
extra wiring and is fast to set up. The airline connections
between the press and pump are simple push/pull fittings.
Connecting the air line requires no tools and no specialist
skills.
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HGP260
HOT PRESS GLASS TOP VACUUM PRESSES
Model
HGP260
HGP360
HGP560
Weight
72kg
111kg
210kg
Width
975mm
1194mm
1422mm
Depth
1300mm
1800mm
2615mm
Height
160mm
160mm
950mm inc. stand
Time to vacuum (secs)
20
30
30
Time to Temperature (mins)
12
12
15
Working dimension
890 x 1195mm
1095 x 1705mm
1276 x 2496mm
Weight
90kg
145kg
447kg
Width
1400mm
1920mm
2800mm
Depth
1150mm
1360mm
1620mm
Height
320mm
320mm
620mm
Voltage
230V 50/60Hz
230V 50/60Hz
230V 50/60Hz
Wattage
2500W
4200W
5750W
Current (amps)
11
18
25
Vacuum Press Stands
HGP260
HGP360
HGP560
Code
STA260
STA360
Stand included
HOT PRESS GLASS TOP VACUUM PRESSES
Packed Weights and Dimensions
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DRY MOUNTING
TISSUES
Dry mounting, using heat and pressure to bond artwork to boards, is hardly new
technology. In fact it has a pedigree that goes back well over 100 years. Dry mounting
tissues are the simplest of products to use, but we continue to make sure that ours
set the highest standards in the print finishing industry.
UNIMOUNT CLASSICTM DRY MOUNTING TISSUE
Code
Size
HMUT20082
520mm x 25m (20.5” x 82’)
HMUT25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
HMUT25164
650mm x 50m (25.5” x 164’)
HMUT25328
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
HMUT41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
HMUT41164
1040mm x 50m (41” x 164’)
HMUT41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HMUT51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
HMUT51164
1300mm x 50m (51” x 164’)
HMUT51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may apply.
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DRY MOUNTING TISSUES
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 Classic™ is a high grade adhesive on a porous, pH neutral tissue. The tissue itself has excellent
breathability, which allows air to escape from the various layers of your work. Unimount Classic™ 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, and MDF. 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.
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VISTAMOUNTTM DRY MOUNTING
TISSUE
Vistamount™ is an economy grade dry mounting tissue
and as such is not of the same quality as Unimount
Classic™. Vistamount™ is made with cost in mind and
is most often used by contract framers, who may need to
work within very tight budgets. This cost effective tissue
offers a permanent bond for posters and prints and it is
suitable for mounting artwork to MDF and most types of
mounting board.
Code
Size
HMVM24082
622mm x 25m (24.5” x 82’)
HMVM24328
622mm x 100m (24.5” x 328’)
HMVM41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
HMVM41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HMVM49082
1245mm x 25m (49” x 82’)
HMVM49328
1245mm x100m (49” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
ARTSAFE 200
TISSUE
TM
DRY MOUNTING
It has undergone simulated age testing showing it to
withstand 200 years ageing without degradation. Artsafe
200TM activation temperatures are purposefully very low,
for extra safety on fragile items, with 70ºC to 75ºC being
set as a standard working temperature. Further testing
has shown that the tissue will activate as low as 60ºC if
required. Artsafe 200TM tissue is much thinner than other
tissues and is supplied on a special carrier release paper.
To use Artsafe 200TM simply cut a piece of tissue to your
chosen size and place it face down on your mounting
board (archival recommended). Then Hot Press the
assembly at full pressure and at the desired temperature
for approximately 1 minute, before removing the board
from the press and allowing it to thoroughly cool down.
The carrier release paper can now be removed to expose
the heat sensitive tissue. The second stage is to carefully
place the artwork on the tissue and cover with clear
silicone release film. Then re-press the assembly under
heat and pressure for between 1 to 4 minutes, dependant
on artwork size and board type.
Code
Size
HMAS39082
985mm x 25m (39” x 82’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
This high-quality, buffered, acid free, stable and safe
adhesive tissue is made for mounting your most treasured
giclee prints, posters, photographs, fine art, prints or
clippings. It was first developed in conjunction with the
British Library for paper restoration work, as tissue tape.
BASIC DRY MOUNTING PROCEDURE
Dry mounting is the process of bonding an image to a mounting substrate. The process is simple and takes only a
few minutes, but there are a number of issues to be considered.
DRY MOUNTING TISSUES
Firstly, consider the artwork you wish to mount. How will it react to heat? Does it require pre–drying to remove
excess moisture? Does it require pre–pressing to remove any creases? Is the artwork clean and free from dust /
dirt / stickers or tape? Is the artwork porous? Does it have an image that may shift (as in the case of pastels)? All
these points should be considered before proceeding. With a little experience they will become second nature.
Secondly, determine what type of substrate is compatible with your artwork. What is the optimum thickness? Is
quality or price your primary objective? Will the substrate need to be pre–dried? Would a smooth substrate benefit
the artwork? Does the substrate need to be coloured or textured? Is it porous?
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Based on these conclusions, identify the best adhesive for this combination of artwork and substrate. Please
consult individual product descriptions, recommendations and charts to arrive at the best match - or call us for
more technical help.
* See pages 23 - 24 for more information
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HEAT ACTIVATED
MOUNTING FILMS
As well as our superb range of dry mounting tissues, Hot Press offer a complete
range of heat activated mounting films for your more challenging or specialist jobs.
By choosing the right combination of adhesive and mounting board the possibilities
are virtually unlimted.
DRY MOUNT FILM - CLEAR
HOW TO PIERCE DRY MOUNT FILMS
We are unable to pre pierce dry mount films during
the manufacturing process, as they have a peel off
liner on both sides. Piercing through either of the
liner papers would lead to tiny specks of paper being
embedded in the film itself and create a poor finish.
To pierce dry mount films yourself we recommend
that you cut a piece to the desired size and place it
on a cutting mat. Then peel off one release paper,
to expose the bare adhesive layer. Now pierce with
a piercing tool, making sure to cover the whole
area with holes at a minimum of less than 1cm
apart. You cannot really pierce too much and more
holes are better than fewer. Now apply the pierced
film to your artwork or board as required. The tiny
pieces of plastic that are punched out will embed
in the bottom paper layer, which is discarded later.
Code
Size
HMFC25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
HMFC41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
HMFC41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HMFC51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
HMFC51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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HEAT ACTIVATED MOUNTING FILMS
This is the most aggressive hot adhesive in our range
and is the perfect partner to Unimount Classic™ tissue.
Where Unimount Classic™ is good for most jobs, Dry
Mount Film Clear steps in when tougher challenges
arise. 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
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
conforms well to uneven surfaces such as watercolour
paper and fabrics, making it a versatile adhesive for
most types of artwork and substrates.
Code
Size
HMAF25082
620mm x 25m (24.5” x 82’)
HMAF41082
1040mm x 25m (40.5” x 82’)
HMAF48082
1220mm x 25m (48.5” x 82’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
HEAT TRANSFER FILM
This new film is something a little different and is actually
based on our pressure-sensitive transfer films. Transfer
mount films have no central carrier layer. Without the
central layer the film simply transfers to what it touches.
Transfer films are less expensive, as they only contain one
layer of adhesive and no carrier. For those who see cost
savings as the highest factor on their priority list, transfer
films are an ideal solution. Heat transfer film is really
designed to be passed through a heated roller laminator
and works well with all kinds of mounting substrates, from
white display board and foam centred boards to MDF and
hardboard. Once coated to a board it offers a low tack
surface for artwork to be applied and then re-processed.
Code
Size
HMHT25328
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
HMHT38328
965mm x 100m (38” x 328’)
HMHT41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HMHT51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
HOW TO USE HEAT ACTIVATED MOUNTING TISSUES AND FILMS
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Set your press for the correct temperature (usually 90ºC) and allow it to warm up
Once the press has warmed up, pre-press your substrate or artwork if required. This process requires placing
the material in the press and pressing it for two or three minutes. Remember to let it cool down again after the
drying process has been completed
Cut the adhesive to size (normally 5mm (1/4”) bigger than the artwork)
Cut the substrate to size (normally 25mm (1”) bigger than the artwork)
Make sure you have silicone release film or paper available to cover any exposed adhesive areas
If you are going to use the timer, now is the time to set it. Don’t set it when your project is already in the press.
Now you can assemble your project!
Remember to check the front and back of all components for dust and dirt and make sure all the components
are cool.
HEAT ACTIVATED MOUNTING FILMS
Silicone Release Film or Paper
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Artwork
Adhesive
Substrate
The assembly should be set up as shown here, from top to
bottom.
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Step 2.
DRY MOUNTING
If you are working with a hard or soft bed press, or if the
project needs to be very precisely positioned, it may be
necessary to tack the assembly together.
Tacking is used to keep the components of an assembled
project together and stop them from moving around in
relation to each other. Tacking may be performed in a
variety of ways.
SPRAYS – If you must use spray adhesive for tacking,
spray a fine short burst onto the substrate and position the
tissue on top. Remember, your objective is to position the
tissue, not actually bond it, so go easy on the spray. Then
spray the top of the tissue and position the artwork.
NOTE: We do not recommend spray adhesives for
mounting artwork.
GLUE STICKS – The same procedure may be performed
with glue sticks, but remember, only use a dab!
Trimming the excess tissue away is common when (1) a
project is to be displayed without a frame, or (2) when a
picture will sit in the middle of a board with other information
on it or (3) any other situation that would expose the tissue
to the viewer.
Having tacked your tissue onto the top third of the artwork,
the tissue should next be tacked onto the bottom third of
the board as shown in Step 2.
Step 3.
TAPE – Assuming the board is the largest component
and the artwork is the smallest, you can place a piece of
masking tape at the edge of the print so it also covers the
tissue and board.
USING A TACKING IRON
Step 1.
Only one tack should be used on each surface, so that all
the components, though secured to each other, are still
free to float across each other. This method of tacking
is often referred to as an “S” or “Z “ tack, because when
viewed from the side the tissue forms an “S” or “Z” between
the artwork and board. See Step 3.
NOTE: Tacking in more than one place on the artwork
or substrate will lead to tension in the tissue and cause
creasing.
First, tack the tissue to the back of the artwork. Place a
small piece of silicone release paper in between the tissue
and the iron head to prevent the iron from becoming
covered in glue. Tack the tissue onto the top third of the
artwork as shown in Step 1.
You can then trim away any excess tissue around the print
before tacking the print into position on the board.
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DRY MOUNTING
All the methods mentioned previously are ‘make do’ ideas
that do work. However, anyone tacking on a regular basis
should really consider the use of a tacking iron. A tacking
iron is a small spot heater and is used as shown below.
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Size
1mm White
Display Board
2mm White
Display Board
5mm Foam Board
10mm Foam Board
1mm Easimount
Card
2mm Easimount
Card
3mm MDF
6mm MDF
9mm MDF
18mm MDF
203 x 254mm
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
2
3
4
254 x 305mm
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
2
3
4
305 x 406mm
2
2
3
3
3
3
2
3
4
5
406 x 508mm
2
2
3
3
3
3
2
3
4
5
508 x 762mm
2
2
3
3
3
3
2
3
4
5
762 x 1016mm
3
3
4
4
N/A
N/A
3
4
5
6
1016 x 1524mm
N/A
3
4
4
N/A
N/A
3
4
5
6
1219 x 2438mm
N/A
N/A
4
4
N/A
N/A
3
4
5
6
* 25.4mm = 1 inch
Timings based on working temperature of 90oC
PROCESSING
The graph above provides suggested processing times
for basic dry mounting procedures. Times shown are in
minutes. The graph should only be used as a guide, as
processing times will vary from press to press and are
dependant on the specific project. If in doubt, always ask
for advice or run a test.
SPECIAL NOTES – This time guide assumes that you
are working with artwork that is porous and that you
are using Unimount Classic™ Dry Mounting Tissue.
For non-porous artwork such as R.C. photographs, add
25% more time. The guide assumes that when working
with Foam Centred Board, you will be using a reduced
pressure; again the time recommendations are based on
this assumption.
DRY MOUNTING
When the time and temperature have been determined,
you should place the assembled job in the press. After
checking that everything is clean and lined up properly,
processing should be started straight away. When using
a Hot Glass Press it is possible to view the work as it
is processed. When processing has been completed,
remove the finished job from the press and leave it to cool
on a flat surface. Your dry mount is now complete!
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HEATSEAL LAMINATES
Our range of heat activated lamination films, or heatseals as they are commonly
known, are widely regarded as the industry standard for heated press print finishing.
All our heatseal films are made in our own factory in Bristol, UK and contain UV
inhibitors in both the film and adhesive. This stops the films from turning yellow
or becoming brittle over time. This attention to detail has the beneficial side effect
of increasing the fade resistance of the artwork underneath. Heatseal films are
incredibly durable, easy to keep clean and come in a variety of popular finishes.
This is our most popular heatseal laminate. 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 used as a glossy top
coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed
inkjet canvases are laminated.
Code
Size
HSGL25082PP
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
HSGL25328PP
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
HSGL41082PP
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
HSGL41328PP
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HSGL51082PP
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
HSGL51328PP
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
ARTSHIELDTM UV SATIN MATTE 50µ
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.
Code
Size
HSSM25082PP
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
HSSM25328PP
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
HSSM41082PP
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
HSSM41328PP
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HSSM51082PP
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
HSSM51328PP
NEW
SIZE
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
NEED A SAMPLE?
If you need a sample of a particular material to try
before you buy, just drop an email to:
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HEATSEAL LAMINATES
ARTSHIELDTM UV GLOSS (LUSTRE) 50µ
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ARTSHIELDTM UV FULL MATTE 75µ
This film is characterised by a full matte finish that
completely eliminates reflections. It offers additional UV
protection when used behind glass, but is almost invisible.
Full matte film is most often used where lighting is
unpredictable and uncontrollable, such as exhibition halls
and other public areas. Additional heat applied during
processing will give the matte film a heavily textured and
very scuff resistant surface. This film can also used as a
matte top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or
printed inkjet canvases are laminated.
Code
Size
HSFM25082PP
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
HSFM25328PP
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
HSFM41082PP
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
HSFM41328PP
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HSFM51082PP
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
HSFM51328PP
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
ARTSHIELDTM UV SAND TEXTURE 100µ
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.
Code
Size
HSST25082PP
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
HSST41082PP
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
HSST51082PP
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
HSST51328PP
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
ARTSHIELDTM UV FINE LINEN 100µ
This delicate, linen-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. ArtShield™ UV 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.
Code
Size
HSFL25082PP
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
HSFL51082PP
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
HSFL51328PP
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
ARTSHIELDTM UV COARSE LINEN 100µ
This film displays a mid-gauge fabric texture resembling
rough cotton or hessian. It is often used on larger format
artwork where a finer finish may be lost. The rougher gauge
of this film is capable of hiding large imperfections in prints
and posters. Like most textured heatseals it is quite scuff
resistant.
Code
Size
HSCL25082PP
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
HSCL51082PP
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
ARTSHIELDTM UV CANVASTEX 190µ
This is a very heavy gauge fabric textured film that is
reminiscent of real canvas. ArtShield™ UV Canvastex is
often used as an economical alternative to canvas printing
or canvas bonding. DUE TO ITS THICKNESS THIS FILM
IS SUPPLIED UNPIERCED, BUT SHOULD BE PIERCED
BEFORE USE.
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Code
Size
HSCN25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
HSCN51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
HSCN51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
HEATSEAL LAMINATES
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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HOW TO LAMINATE USING HEATSEAL LAMINATES
Step 1 – Switch on your press and set it to 90°C. While the press warms up, set your timer. More information on processing
times for different films is shown in the table on the opposite page. Make sure you have a sheet of silicone release film in
the base of the press and a sheet of vacufoam or foam plastic (dependant on machine type) over the silicone release film.
Step 2 – Measure the image to be laminated and cut a piece of heatseal film that is 15mm (1/2”) larger than the image all
the way round. For a 406mm x 508mm (16” x 20”) image, the film should be cut to 432mm x 533mm (17” x 21”).
Step 3 – Peel back the release liner of the heatseal film to expose about 25mm (1”) of adhesive and firmly crease back the
release liner. Place your artwork (face up) on a clean, flat and cool surface and position the film at the edge of the artwork.
Move the film around until it completely covers the artwork. The creased release liner will hold the exposed adhesive away
from the artwork while you position it. When you are satisfied with the positioning, press the leading edge of exposed film
down onto the artwork using very light pressure. Then slowly peel back the release paper, until the entire image is covered
by the film. Smooth out any wrinkles, lifting and repositioning the film from the corners if necessary.
Step 4 – Now trim off most of the waste film. Be careful not to trim too close to the image, as the film may shift. Take the
heatseal assembly and place it in your press, under a sheet of vacufoam or foam plastic and process it according to the
table on the opposite page.
Step 5 – When all the air has escaped from your heatseal assembly and the adhesive has been activated, remove the
artwork from the press and allow it to cool thoroughly.
Step 6 – Any remaining film around the edge of the image should now be trimmed away with a straight edge and craft
knife or scalpel.
Foam Blanket
Laminating Film
Print
Silicone Release
From top to bottom the assembly
should be set up as shown here
WHY LAMINATE?
exposure, cigarette smoke and other airborne pollutants. Laminates also protect artwork from damage
due to handling by rolling or in shipping. Lamination can also deepen and brighten the colours of your
artwork as well as reduce glare under challenging lighting conditions. Laminated images are less prone
to showing dirt, but are also easier to clean, with most non-abrasive household cleaning products.
HEATSEAL LAMINATES
Lamination guards artwork against finger marks, moisture, UV light, smudging, abrasion, ozone
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SUGGESTED PROCESSING TIMES FOR HEATSEAL LAMINATION FILMS
254 x 305mm
305 x 406mm
406 x 508mm
508 x 762mm
762 x 1016mm
1016 x 1524mm
Gloss Lustre
5
5
6
7
8
10
H/D Gloss Lustre
9
9
10
11
12
14
Satin Matte
5
5
6
7
8
10
Matte
8
8
9
10
11
13
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
*25.4mm = 1 inch
Timings based on working temperature of 90oC
The times shown above are in minutes and are based on artwork that is porous i.e. posters and prints. If your artwork is
non-porous then it is advisable to increase these times. The operating temperature is another key variable. As more heat
is used, processing times decrease. Processing times increase with lower temperature settings. It is common for Fine
and Coarse linen to be processed at lower temperatures (80°C) to maintain the texture of the weave pattern; the same
applies to Satin Matte and Matte, where a smooth finish is required.
Due to its thickness and strong weave pattern, Canvastex is often processed at 110°C to decrease the processing time.
Similarly Gloss (Lustre), Satin Matte and Matte are often processed at 100°C to obtain a heavy texture to their surface.
If you are laminating artwork that has already been mounted to a board, the thickness, moisture content and porosity of
the board will have an effect on processing times.
LAMINATE OR GLAZE?
Laminating films are more economical when
compared to speciality (or even plain) glass, yet
add a perceived value to the finished artwork that
means more profit for the image maker. Due to
the innate qualities of laminating film, unlike glass,
it cannot be broken. Therefore where safety is a
factor, especially in shopping centres, airports,
schools, retirement homes, children’s rooms,
hospitals and other public places, lamination is
superior to glass. Internet galleries are booming
and it is no coincidence that artwork without glass,
HEATSEAL LAMINATES
such as canvases, block mounts and acrylic
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images are very popular. This is because they
can be shipped without the fear of broken glass.
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NON-PERFORATED
HEATSET LAMINATES
MEDIASHIELD UV SATINEXTM
MEDIASHIELD UV MATTETM
This is a versatile laminating film with a semi-gloss finish
that enhances colour saturation and contrast. It bonds
to inkjet output with high ink coverage and can be flush
trimmed without danger of delamination. Excellent for
textured images, digital photo laser output, laminating a
collage, or images that are to be die-cut.
This film offers a non-glare, matte finish without
sacrificing colour definition. It is coated with a solvent
acrylic adhesive. Recommended for situations where a
non-glare finish is required or specific lighting conditions
cannot be controlled. Ideal for trade show or POP
display images that can be viewed under direct lighting
from many angles.
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Code
Size
HPSX25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82”)
Code
Size
HPSX25328
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
HPMT25328
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
HPSX41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HPMT41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HPSX51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
HPMT51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
HPSX55328
1400mm x 100m (55” x 328’)
HPMT55328
1400mm x 100m (55” x 328’)
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*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
MEDIASHIELD UV MATTEXTM
MEDIASHIELD UV EMERYTEXTM
The satin-matte finish of this film makes it an ideal
choice for directly lit graphics. It will cut glare on inkjet
images used in trade show or POP displays and can
also be used to laminate inkjet output printed on canvas.
Since this film is thin and pliable, it conforms well to the
canvas weave, maintaining the canvas texture while
still offering excellent protection.
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A scuff-resistant laminating film with a pebble-textured
matte finish. Coated with a solvent acrylic adhesive, this
film is accompanied by a single moisture-stable paper
release liner. Ideal for laminating prints for high-traffic,
indoor display areas such as POP display, trade show
and floor graphics.
Code
Size
Code
Size
HPET25328
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
HPMX25328
650mm x 100m (25.5” x 328’)
HPET41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HPMX41328
1040mm x 100m (41” x 328’)
HPET51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
HPMX51328
1300mm x 100m (51” x 328’)
HPET55328
1400mm x 100m (55” x 328’)
HPMX55328
1400mm x 100m (55” x 328’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
A
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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NON-PERFORATED HEATSET LAMINATES
Heatset® or heat-assist laminating films are often described as a hybrid between
thermal and pressure sensitive films. MediaShield films bond well to inkjet output
with high ink coverage. MediaShield laminated graphics can be handled, rolled or
trimmed immediately after processing.
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ANCILLARIES
To ensure that your mounting and laminating experience is profitable and problemfree, Hot Press offers a complete range of ancillaries to complement our products and
further improve performance.
SILICONE RELEASE PAPER
A grid patterned paper, coated on one side with a
standard quality silicone release agent. This economy
grade product is used to cover exposed adhesives
during pressing and can be used in all kinds of mounting
and laminating presses.
Code
Size
HASP25033
650mm x 10m (25.5” x 33’)
HASP25082
650mm x 25m (25.5” x 82’)
HASP41033
1040mm x 10m (41” x 33’)
HASP41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
HASP51033
1300mm x 10m (51” x 33’)
HASP51082
1300mm x 25m (51” x 82’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
CLEAR SILICONE RELEASE FILM
ANCILLARIES
A transparent film coated on both sides with a superior
quality silicone release agent. This product is used to
cover exposed adhesives during processing. Though
primarily designed for use with glass-topped presses,
this film can be used in any heated press. Its life
expectancy is over ten times that of silicone release
paper.
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Code
Size
HASF25033
622mm x 10m (24.5” x 33’)
HASF25082
622mm x 25m (24.5” x 82’)
HASF41033
1040mm x 10m (41” x 33’)
HASF41082
1040mm x 25m (41” x 82’)
HASF50033
1270mm x 10m (50” x 33’)
HASF50082
1270mm x 25m (50” x 82’)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
FOAM PLASTIC
A 13mm (1/2”) thick foam used to cover heatseal laminates
during pressing. This foam may be used with all heated
press types and is extremely durable.
Code
Size
HAFPF
Full sheet 2700mm x 1600mm x
13mm (106” x 63” x 1/2”)
VACUFOAM
A 5mm (1/5”) thick foam used to cover heatseal laminates
during pressing. This foam is only suitable for use in
vacuum presses.
Code
Size
HAVFF
Full sheet 2700mm x 1600mm x 5mm
(106” x 63” x 1/5”)
PLEASE NOTE
It is always advisable to pre-treat a new sheet of
foam before using it on any work. All foam contains
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fire retardants and these activate when the foam
is initially heated. New foam needs to be heat
conditioned in the press under pressure for a
period of time to cook it into a flat shape. Failure to
condition your foam can lead to invisible memory
marks being embedded into the foam’s surface.
These can then show up on subsequent jobs as
ghost marks. If you would like more information on
preventing this please feel free to contact us.
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CANVAS
Though inkjet canvas media has become very popular in the last few years for
producing artwork that resembles paintings, many people still prefer the look and feel
of an image that has been bonded to real canvas. These canvases are much heavier
and have much bigger weave patterns than inkjet canvas media, leading to images
with lots of impact. Canvas bonding is a heat process and requires a Hot Press.
ADHESIVE COATED CANVAS
SUPER WHITE ADHESIVE CANVAS
These canvases have been pre-coated with a very
strong, heat activated, clear adhesive. The addition of this
coating means that you do not need to buy a separate roll
of dry mount film.
These canvases are the same as the beige adhesive
coated canvases, but they have been bleached and
starched to produce a brilliant white base for canvas
bonded work. Super white canvases are preferred by
photographers and image makers producing high key or
bridal work. Super white canvases are only available in
COARSE and MODERN weave patterns.
Code
Size
HCCC50033
1270mm x 10m (50” x 33’)
(Coarse)
HCCM50033
1270mm x 10m (50” x 33’)
(Modern)
HCCT50033
1270mm x 10m (50” x 33’)
(Traditional)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
Code
Size
HWCC50033
1270mm x 10m (50” x 33’)
(Coarse)
HWCM50033
1270mm x 10m (50” x 33’)
(Modern)
*Other sizes available upon request. Minimum volumes may
apply.
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more. Simply point your browser to:
CANVAS
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THE CANVAS BONDING PROCESS
FOR PAPER PRINTS
Here is a simple step by step guide to using our canvases
to make a canvas bonded print from a simple paper poster.
This will happen when the water has completely soaked
into the image. Generally speaking, thicker prints and
larger prints take longer to process. The whole procedure
will require anywhere from around 3 minutes (for small thin
images) up to an hour (for large thick prints that have been
lightly crumpled). NOTE: Lightly crumpling the print before
soaking will break the paper fibres and speed up the
process, but do not overdo this.
STEP 1 – Set the press temperature to 90°C. While it
warms up, set the timer for 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure you
place a sheet of silicone release film in the base of the
press and a sheet of vacufoam over the silicone release
film.
STEP 8 – While your print is soaking, prepare a work area
with a smooth shiny surface. The area should be larger
than your whole assembly. Glass, Perspex, Melamine and
Acrylic are all good working surfaces to use.
STEP 2 – Measure the image to be bonded and cut a
piece of heatseal film that is 76mm (3”) larger than the
image all the way round. For example, with a 406 x 508mm
(16” x 20”) image, the film should be cut to 559 x 660mm
(22” x 26”). Our Gloss Lustre, Satin Matte or Full Matte
heatseal films may be used for this process.
STEP 9 – When your print is completely soaked, lay it on
the smooth work area, picture face up, wet paper side
down. Smooth the image onto the surface to remove any
air, then lift a corner of the film. As the back side of the wet
print grips the smooth surface, you should find the picture
is now starting to delaminate. Place your thumb on the
delaminated corner and peel the image and film back until
it has completely delaminated from the paper backing.
STEP 3 – Cut a piece of coated canvas to the same
dimensions as the heatseal film.
STEP 4 – Peel back the release liner of the film to expose
about 102mm (4”) of adhesive. The film should be face
down with the adhesive face up. Line up your image so it
is centred within the film (image faced down), then lightly
tack down the leading edge of the image to the adhesive.
Peel back more release film until the entire image is in
contact with the adhesive. This should leave you with
76mm (3”) of film still attached to the release paper. Allow
the free release paper to fall back and cover the back of
the image and exposed edges of adhesive, smoothing as
you go.
STEP 5 – You now have a ‘heatseal envelope’ with the
image trapped between the film and its release liner. Place
the envelope into your press, with the film side facing up
and under a sheet of vacufoam. Process this under
vacuum for 5 to 10 minutes at 90°C.
STEP 10 – Before proceeding further, allow your
delaminated image to dry naturally. Do not force dry it with
heat. When the image has dried, peel back 100mm (4”) of
the release paper on your coated canvas and line up your
image squarely. Remove more release paper about 50mm
(2”) at a time. As you do this, smooth your image onto the
exposed adhesive of the canvas, avoiding air bubbles and
wrinkles as you go. When this process is complete, trim off
6mm (1/4”) to 13mm (1/2”) all around the edge of the
assembly and place it back in your press for 2 to 5 minutes.
The assembly should be placed on top of the foam, with the
image face down and the back of the canvas facing up.
Process this under vacuum for 5 to 10 minutes at 90°C.
This completes the process and if desired the finished
canvas can be stretched on to a frame.
STEP 6 – When all the air has escaped and the adhesive
has activated, remove the envelope from the press. Allow
the envelope to cool, then remove the silicone release
paper from the back.
CANVAS
STEP 7 – Completely immerse the heatsealed image in a
bath of room-temperature water and soak it until the back
of the image turns a uniform grey.
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TOOLS OF THE TRADE
They say a craftsman is only as good as his tools. So here at Hot Press we have put
together a comprehensive range of finishing tools and accessories that are designed
to help you achieve a professional finish for all your mounting and laminating work.
TACKING IRON
An electrically heated hand iron with a small precision tip.
The tacking iron is a very useful tool for fixing drymount
tissue to the back of a print and or board, prior to activation
in a press. The tacking iron allows precision trimming
and positioning of tissue and artwork on complex jobs.
Code
Description
TIRON
Tacking Iron
TSTAND
Tacking Iron Stand
PIERCING TOOL
Code
Description
PT5
Piercing Tool 5 Wheels
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TOOLS OF THE TRADE
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, dry mount film requires hand
perforation, as does our very thick canvastex heatseal.
The piercing tool comes in two widths and 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.
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ZIPPY CUTTERTM
A very handy tool that is perfect for quickly cutting
tissues, lamination films and other roll materials. Simply
place the Zippy at the edge of the material and slide the
cutter across the roll. The blade on this safety knife is
fully enclosed by the moulded plastic handle, to protect
fingers, and can be used on laminators without fear of
cutting the rollers. Replacement blades are quick and
easy to install.
Code
Description
ZIPPYK
Zippy Cutter
ZIPPYB
Spare Blades (pkt of 12)
NEW!
CUTTING MATS
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 antislip 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.
Code
Size
CM2435
620mm x 900mm (24” x 35.5”)
CM3959
1000mm x 1500mm (39” x 59”)
CM3978
1000mm x 2000mm (39” x 78”)
THE IDEAL WORKSHOP
We don’t live in a perfect world, but if we did then our print finishing workshops would conform to these basic
rules. Dust and dirt would be easy to spot and easy to clean away, by having working surfaces covered with
good quality cutting mats. We would have good lighting to help us align and inspect our work more thoroughly.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
We would have a still atmosphere that stops airborne dirt infecting our work. And finally, we would have a
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warm and dry environment to store our materials and keep them in good condition.
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TAC CLOTHSTM
These soft and slightly tacky cloths are great for cleaning
work surfaces, machinery, boards and your artwork, prior
to mounting or laminating. Please do not confuse them
with other inferior ‘tack rags’ which can leave a nasty
residue on your important work. Tac ClothsTM work by
removing dirt, rather than just moving it around. They are
also great for removing dust from glass, MDF, Perspex
and mountboard, prior to assembling picture frames.
Each individual cloth is good for hundreds of wipes and
its special coating is suitable for cleaning dust and debris
from most kinds of print media.
Code
Size
TAC25
241mm x 457mm (9.5” x 18”)
Pkt of 25
MULETM
The best way to store our films is in an upright position.
The Mule™ is a safe and convenient mobile storage trolley,
which can hold up to 12 rolls of Hot Press laminating
films, mounting adhesives, canvases and print media. It
fits through standard commercial doors (914mm, 36”) and
holds up to 363kg (800lbs). The Mule™ will accommodate
both 51mm and 76mm (2” and 3”) roll core sizes.
Code
Size
MULE
Mule Storage Trolley
(32” x 38” x 14”)
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
TM
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NOTES:
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HOT PRESS
Filwood Road
Fishponds
Bristol
BS16 3RY
Tel: 0117 958 6500
Fax: 0117 965 4411
www.hotpress.co.uk
[email protected]
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