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Post Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:05 pm

Glue suitable for mounting posters to foamboard

I have been in digital print for years but as a new venture we purchased a canon w8400 and I am totally green about it. I have printed some posters on gloss material and our customer has asked for them to be mounted on foamboard. I bought a double sided laminator with mounting facility in the hope it would make things self explanitory but it doesnt. Is there any glue I can paste on the foamboard which would be forgiving after its been through the rollers? or am I stuck with mounting film and a steep learning curve? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Post Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:18 pm

hi and welcome.

that canon looks like a nice bit of kit. for the best result learn the laminator quick your supplier should have spent time teaching you mine did. after they left we had run out of things to laminate or mount.

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Post Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:16 pm

Ron
you can get a glue backing to marry up to your front laminate if i remember correctly

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Post Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:38 pm

I'm not sure why you would want to glue if you have a laminator. When we are doing paper outputs we routinely apply the over laminate to our images as well as an adhesive back. Think of it like encapsulating your image... except the backing will have a release liner covering the adhesive. After having done this, un-web your laminator and adjust the roller height so that it will allow the substrate and image through with enough pressure to activate the adhesive but not to crush the substrate. Once you have done this all you need to do is remove (fold back) about 25mm of the release liner and manually apply the exposed adhesive area to the substrate. At this point you can simply run your substrate though the un-webed laminator while holding onto the release liner (pulling it away bit by bit as required). If you've applied vinyl by hand I would think that this would be pretty straight forward.

The downside of all of this is that the backing adhesives can be very expensive. Your lamination film vendor should be able to advise which adhesive backs work well with which substrates. Many of these vendors will have a nice compatibility chart.

For smaller projects I suppose you could apply a spray adhesive to the back of your paper and then manually apply to your substrate. We've done this when it's just not worth the bother of screwing with the laminator and when other conditions deem this appropriate.
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Post Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:52 pm

Isn't there a self-adhesive foam board there in the UK?
I don't think I'm aloud to post a link (not sure of the rules here yet)
so I copied some copy :-? of what I mean

Here they even come Low-tac or Hi-tac

something you might want to look for --


Heat activated foam core:

Heat Activated FomeCor® has a smooth surface and rigid core perfect for laminating and mounting.
Heat Activated FomeCor® has been used with heated roller laminators to reduce mounting and process time.

and/or

Self-Adhesive Foam Boards made by Fome-Cor® and Gatorfoam® are especially made for framers, mounters, and laminators. In no time your work is perfectly mounted on a durable board that stands up to the most demanding framing projects.

typical applications:
Photo Mounting.
Cut out Letters.
Screen Printing Graphics.
Backing Boards.
Temporary Walls.
Parade Floats.
Blueprints.
Charts.
Graph Mounting.
Costumes.
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Post Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:58 pm

if its the one im thinking of....kapa-fix :D
i maybe wrong leigh... :-?


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Post Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:12 am

When I posted this message last night the last thing I expected was such a response so quickly!!

Thank you all very much for your help.
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Post Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:08 am

3M Spray Adhesive?
Available at Staples or Office Max and also some auto supply places.
Just don't mistake it for hairspray!
:oops:
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Post Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:44 pm

what you do is

run the board through the machine, applying double sided sticky
then either throw the print down, and run it through
or rollit up and feed it through
-you CANNOT put 'wet' adheisive on foam board
-kappa -whatever as it will bow
-it will also bow if the pressure of the rollers is too high
-plus if it gets damp

-thats only if you cannot apply d/s stick 'hot' to the print
-then mount
-did you buy a metre wide laminator - what a waste of money
-5 feet or nothing - do it by hand
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Post Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:24 pm

Re: Glue suitable for mounting posters to foamboard

Good day.

I need to mount 2 old paper maps on 8mm foamex. (1000x1450mm)

1) Where to by mounting film from? (ideally per meter or 5m max as rarely do this sort of work)
2) Will somebody sell me 3 meters of double sided mounting film?
(I arrange the shipping) Fast Pay Pay, family and friends option.

It doesn't have to be optical clear mounting film.

Thanks.
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Post Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:31 pm

Re: Glue suitable for mounting posters to foamboard

Found the mounting film on MDP Supplies website.
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:49 pm

Re: Glue suitable for mounting posters to foamboard

Good day,

Please advice: In which order it is best to mount paper poster onto foamex using mounting film.

(I've made a mess :claps: )
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:56 pm

Re: Glue suitable for mounting posters to foamboard

We do mount film to untrimmed posters. (Poster needs to be wider than film if laminating)

Then mount to substrate, and trim.

If you've already trimmed them, you'll need some old backing paper to stop the MF sticking to your rollers, or do it by hand.
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:17 pm

Re: Glue suitable for mounting posters to foamboard

Hi David,

Map is purchased from the net - Already trimmed.

What do you do first? Put adhesive on the poster? Do you put adhesive to the substrate first? Laminate first?
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:23 pm

Re: Glue suitable for mounting posters to foamboard

In that case then depending on the size I would.

Unroll the film on the bench, adhesive side up
Mount the print to the film by hand
Trim out print from the film (doesnt need to be neat)
Mount poster to the board then trim neat.


We always mount the film to the print using the laminator, unless it's a small job, pre cut.
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:48 pm

Re: Glue suitable for mounting posters to foamboard

Thank you David!

Will order the map that I messed up and try again! :smiles:

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