Unimount Classic Dry Mount Tissue
Unimount ClassicTM Dry Mount Tissue
This premium grade dry mounting tissue is regarded as the industry standard for permanent mounting of all types of flat artwork. It is 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 has excellent breathability, which allows air to escape from the 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, 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.
Vistamount Classic Dry Mount Tissue
Vistamount Dry Mount Tissue
Vistamount™ is an economy grade dry mounting tissue and is made with cost in mind. *It is often used by contract framers, who need to work within 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.
Dry Mount Film Clear
Dry Mount Film - Clear
This is the most aggressive hot adhesive in our range and is a 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 is formed from a clear central carrier film, coated on both sides with a strong, heat activated adhesive. Each adhesive layer is then protected by a grid-marked carrier paper. The two separate release liners mean this adhesive can be rolled out and cut to the correct size for each job. When the adhesive is exposed at room temperature it has a low level of tack. This allows the film to be positioned or tacked onto either your artwork or mounting board.
Dry Mount Film Clear is recommended for wood, MDF, plastics, textured art papers, canvases and other fabrics. This adhesive bonds well to both highly textured and smooth surfaces. The difference between dry mount tissues and heat activated films is that films do not ‘breathe’. Therefore we recommend this film is pierced prior to use.
Acid Free Mount Film
Acid Free Mount Film
Acid Free Mount Film is a pure film adhesive. The acid free adhesive melts as it is heated and bonds as it cools. It This bond can be reversed by re-heating the adhesive, though we would advise against this and offer no guarantees.
Acid Free Mount Film works well with uneven surfaces such as watercolour paper and fabrics, making it suitable for most types of artwork and substrates.
Heat Sealing 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.
ArtShield UV Gloss (Lustre) 50mic
ArtShield UV Gloss (Lustre) 50micron
This is our most popular heatseal laminate. It offers a unique finish that adapts to the surface it is pressed against (under heat and vacuum). The result is a rich lustrous finish, achieved by pressing the film against the surface of the foam blanket in the Hot Press. This finish similar to photographic paper. To change the finished texture, the artwork can be repressed against other textured or smooth surfaces. This film can also used as a glossy top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvasses are laminated.
ArtShield UV Satin Matt
ArtShield UV Satin Matt 5Omicron Heatseal Laminate
The finish of this film, once processed, is a stippled sheen effect. This film is used to laminate posters and prints, as its subtle finish closely mimics that of the printed piece. The satin sheen finish reduces glare, but not contrast. This film can also used as a satin top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvases are laminated.
ArtShield UV Full Matt
ArtShield UV Full Matt 75micron Heatseal Laminate
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.
ArtShield UV Sand Texture
ArtShield UV Sand Texture Heatseal Laminate
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 place mats and coasters.
ArtShield UV Fine Linen
ArtShield UV Fine Linen 90micron Heatseal Laminate
This delicate, line-textured laminate is the finest of the three fabric textures in the heatseal range. It is preferred by photographers wishing to offer a subtle yet decorative finish to their work. Fine Linen is non-reflective and 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.
ArtShield UV Coarse Linen
ArtShield UV Coarse Linen 90micron Heatseal Laminate
This film displays a mid-gauge fabric texture resembling rough cotton or hessian. It is 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 scuff resistant.
ArtShield UV Canvastex
ArtShield UV Canvastex 190micron Heatseal Laminate
This is a 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.
** DUE TO ITS THICKNESS THIS FILM SHOULD BE PIERCED BEFORE USE **
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.
Clear Silicone Release Film
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.
Adhesive Coated CREAM Canvas
Adhesive Coated CREAM Canvas
These are heavy duty cream cotton based fabrics, used as the base for canvas bonded photographs and prints. They are suitable for stretching images around stretcher frames. Three styles are available, each with a unique appearance. The MODERN variant offers a regular weave structure that is open and gives a line pattern. The COARSE variant is irregular in its weave pattern, with a definite slub to the threads. The TRADITIONAL variant has a slub pattern, but with a tighter ‘closed’ weave. This gives a softer, though distinct impression. Each version is precoated with a v strong, heat activated, clear adhesive. The addition of this coating means you do not need dry mount film to complete the process.
Adhesive Coated SUPER WHITE Canvas
Adhesive Coated SUPER WHITE Canvas
These are the same as the cream adhesive coated canvases, but 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.