Heat Mounting and Laminating

Dry mounting, using heat and pressure to bond artwork to boards, removing that unwanted ripple.  This is hardly new technology.  In fact it has a pedigree that goes back well over 110 years.  Dry mounting tissues are the simplest of products to use, but all our products are supplied by Hot Press, who continue to set the highest standards in the print finishing industry.

The Hot Press™ range of heat activated or “hot” lamination films are often simply referred to as “heatseal” films.  They are certainly widely regarded as the industry standard for heated press print finishing.  All our heatseal films are manufactured by Hot Press™ in their factory in Bristol UK.  Furthermore they contain UV inhibitors in both the film and the adhesive. This stops the films from turning yellow or becoming brittle over time.

With out a doubt, 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.

Dry Mount Tissue

The heat process is the professional framer’s choice for bonding paper to board, foamboard …  to ensure no wobble, ripple occurs.  The heat process only can also be effective on flattening watercolours …

Textures of Films available – Matt, Sandtex and Canvas Tex

Matt Film

This film is characterised by a full matt finish that eliminates reflection. It offers additional UV protection when used behind glass, but is almost invisible. Full matt film is used where lighting is a problem, such as exhibition halls and other public areas. Additional heat applied during processing will give the matt film a heavily textured and scuff-resistant surface. This film is also used as a matt top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvases are laminated. (70 micron)

Non Reflective Film

This non-reflective film is ideal for graphics subjected to prolonged exposure in public places, such as restaurants, cafes, pubs and hotels. It displays a pleasing sandy texture that is also scuff resistant. Due to its tough nature, sand texture is an ideal surface coating for decorative placemats and coasters (90 Micron)

Textured Film

This is a heavy gauge fabric textured film that is reminiscent of real canvas. (190 micron)