Pressure Sensitive Films
The Hot Press range of pressure-sensitive, or cold laminates is 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.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Double Sided Mount Film
Double Sided Mount Film
This is our most popular pressure sensitive mounting film. It works well with all kinds of laminators and can be applied by hand for special jobs. The product itself is formed from a clear central carrier film, which is coated on both sides with strong adhesive. Each adhesive layer is 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. Off-cuts need not be wasted, but used for smaller jobs later.
This product is suitable for all 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.
Pressure Sensitive Film - SYNART Transparency Mount Film
SYNARTTM Transparency Mount Film
Mounting images to clear acrylic panels, originally practised in the sign making industry, is always popular. Creating large, illuminated signs for shopping centres, airports and other public areas, where the work is viewed from a distance, requires a basic, optically clear film. Polypropylene is used as the central core 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 viewed in the home we suggest looking at our superior FYNART™ product.
Pressure Sensitive Film - FYNART Transparency Mount Film
FYNARTTM Transparency Mount Film
This is superior quality optically clear mounting film. For wall art and acrylic blocks this offers a better colour rendition than economy grades and is 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 rates. An economy version is available on request..
Pressure Sensitive Film - Window Art Mount Film
WindowArtTM Mount Film
Another use of WINDOWART™ is its application to the back of photographs. They can beplaced in an album but will still peel off if adjustment is required. When the album is completed to your satisfaction, the prints can then be made permanent by pressing the images with a print roller, which ‘pops’ the micro-pyramids and gives full adhesive coverage. WINDOWART™ is ideal for making temporary signage for walls, doors, counter tops and vehicles. When making signs WINDOWART™ is applied to the back of the graphic and then laminated with a top film for durability.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Self Wound Mount Film STANDARD
Self Wound Mount Film - STANDARD
We offer two self wound mounting films for use with laminators which 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 is always used as the film passes through the laminator, making self wound films more suited to volume jobs, Our STANDARD variant is a general purpose film suitable for most kinds of artwork. It works well with all kinds of mounting substrates, from white display board and foam centred boards to MDF and rigid plastic boards.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Self Wound Mount Film ULTRA
Self Wound Mount Film - ULTRA
Our ULTRA option self wound mounting film is designed for more challenging applications. Mounting substrates such as corex or aluminium are difficult to achieve a strong bond, this film provides a better result. Similarly, when trying to wrap graphics around the edge of thicker substrates, such as MDF, the extra adhesion this film provides will do the job.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Satin Matt
Photo UV Satin Matt 75micron
The 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 use for Satin Matt is as a protective laminate for images in wedding albums. As the film is relatively thin it doesn’t add bulk to the album.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Full Matt
Photo UV Full Matt 75micron
The purpose of this film is to eliminate reflection. Full Matt film is used where lighting is unpredictable such as exhibition halls. This film is useful for creating a protective surface as it is virtually undetectable. It offers additional UV protection when used behind plain glass.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Standard Gloss
Photo UV Standard Glass 40micron
This film, with its simple gloss finish, 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.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Ultra Gloss
Photo UV Ultra Gloss
This film offers the highest level of gloss available and is often compared to Cibachrome prints. With its smooth surface it delivers an almost mirror-like finish. This film is recommended where impact and vibrant colours are required.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Sand Texture
Photo UV Sand Texture 90 micron
This non- reflective film is ideal for artwork and 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.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Sheentex
Photo UV Sheentex
This is a newer variant of our Sand Texture finish with a satin rather than matt appearance. This gives the same sandy texture, but with more sheen to the final result. As with Sand Texture, the built in grain gives added protection from abrasion and helps reduce glare.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Crystaltex
Photo UV Crystaltex 90μ
This film has a tiny diamond faceted surface texture that scatters light to give a deep lustrous finish to print surfaces. It's like the popular GLOSS LUSTRE heatseal finish. Especially well suited to photographic work.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Fine Linen
Photo UV Fine Linen 90 micron
This delicate, linen-textured laminate is the finest of the three fabric textures in our range. It is used by photographers wishing to impart a subtle yet decorative finish to their work. It's non-reflective and scuff resistant making it ideal for wall prints. It is useful for disguising minor creases and cracks in prints and posters.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Coarse Linen
Photo UV Coarse Linen 90 micron
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 can mask larger imperfections in prints and posters. Like most textured laminates it is scuff resistant.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Canvastex
Photo UV Canvastex 190 micron
This is heavy-gauge fabric-texture film that is reminiscent of real canvas. Canvastex opens up new opportunities for cold laminator users to capitalise on the trend for canvas-look prints. Canvastex is durable and, like all laminates, easy to clean, making it ideal for work that is on show in public areas. Canvastex creates the illusion that the image has been printed onto canvas but is much tougher and easier to maintain.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Steel
Photo UV Steel 90μ
A unique brushed steel finish that looks great on both modern and traditional styles of artwork. The effect is known as a ‘florentine’ pattern. This pattern is common on gold and silver picture frame mouldings. Steel can be used with modern images to create a contemporary feel, or traditional images to create a brush stroke effect.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Photo UV Natural Leather
Photo UV Natural Leather 190 micron
This new finish is a medium grain texture and suits a wide variety of artwork. It can be used to cover coloured papers to create a leather-look covering for books and albums. When coated onto coloured mount boards it makes great leather mounts for pictures.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Eco UV Satin Matt
Eco UV Satin Matt
This is a new addition to the HOT PRESS™ pressure sensitive or ‘cold’ range. The effect of this film is a soft and smooth sheen. It's suitable for paper posters and prints. Unlike PHOTO UV films it's made with a water-based adhesive.
Pressure Sensitive Film - Eco UV Full Matt
Eco UV Full Matt
This is a new addition to the HOT PRESS™ pressure sensitive or ‘cold’ range. This film eliminates reflections and allow your image to be viewed at any angle. Unlike PHOTO UV films it is made with a water-based adhesive.