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Mounting Photo paper to foam core?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Red Earth, May 23, 2011.

  1. Red Earth

    Red Earth New Member

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    What are you guys using to mount photo paper to foamcore?

    Three weeks ago I printed 24 X 36 photo ads, used super 77 to glue them to the 1" foam core... They are bubbling pretty bad!

    Any ideas?

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  2. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    Use pressure use pressure sensitive materials or animal glue.
     
  3. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    rubber cement.
     
  4. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    You need mounting film which is double sided, Mactac, or buy foamcore with the adhesive already on it.
     
  5. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    The foam board that has the adhesive on it. Sure, it's $15 more for a 4x8 sheet but it gives us consistent results, doesn't make the mess spray adhesive overspray always did, and when you consider the ease-of-use factor there really wasn't any comparison.
     
  6. dsmskyline

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    We use Arctic white mount to mount prints to boards.
     
  7. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    check with your supplier for a pressure sensitive adhesive backing for mounting ... I have a large roll of the stuff for whenever a customer needs a printed mounted and doesn't want vinyl or other stock adhesive back films ... should be with your laminate options ... just run through your laminator like laminate ... you should be golden. Otherwise ... rubber cement will work fine ... just make sure it's acid free.
     
  8. Raulrdz

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    I use adhesive backed pressure sensitive photo paper or poly. Check with your supplier. Check out lexjet.com they should have some there.
     
  9. MIMO

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    Gbc arctic duramount. Estimate I've done about 2000 poster mounts in the last 2 years (80% foamcore, 10% gator, 10% artboard). Has not failed once. Have tried to find something less expensive, royal sov., a house brand, and no success. Can't lose.
     
  10. Sign Eagle

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    We mounted photogloss on PVC once, it was summer about 100 degrees outside when the customer picked up the order, about a dozen 2'x3' signs, he put them in the trunk of his car and drove about 35 miles. Got a call the next morning saying the prints had tunnels all over. Went over to look, my guess is the plastic expanded at a far greater rate than the paper in the heat and when it cooled over night in the air conditioned room, the plastic contracted leaving tunnels in the paper. Since that problem, we never mount paper on plastic, only vinyl which has never had a problem.
     
  11. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    Is there a reason not to just print onto matte vinyl and mount that to the Foamcore?
     
  12. rushworks graphics

    rushworks graphics Very Active Member

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    thats exactly what we do.......
     
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