Cotton Canvas Prints
Our marine art prints all ‘Heritage’ museum quality prints personally supervised by the artist.
Those marine prints not sold out are available via page “Print gallery“.
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The quality is so remarkable people will often touch the unframed prints as if to re assure themselves and ask ‘is it an original?’
If you want the best, you have found it here.
The Drytac hot press method has the advantage of being fully reversible.
With the permission of Drytac we reproduce the following advice on framing cotton canvas prints.
We suggest that you give a copy of this article to your professional framer.
This system is a method for seamlessly attaching our “Heritage” canvas prints (see “Print gallery“) to a backing board prior to mounting and framing.
For those who prefer to organize framing themselves, the following may be helpful.
Hot Mounting & Over-Laminating Hot Press, Hot Glass Vacuum Press
Unimount DMT75 Classic Premium Dry Mount Tissue
We source our own premier quality Lion DMT, a leading manufacturer, ideal for canvas bonding.
Mounting Film was Flobond
Carrier free ‘unsupported’ heat activated pH neutral thermoplastic mounting adhesive, with an activation temperature between 79°C and 93°C.
Remove by heating and peeling with a hot air gun.
It is virtually identical to ‘Fusion 4000’, Flobond and ‘A-Mount’.
13mm thick, best for canvas bonding and heat sealing in flat bed presses.
6mm thick, best for normal work in vacuum presses, where its lower volume before laminating over will not slow down the cycle time.
The Hot Glass Press is ideal for all hot dry mounting heat seal over-laminating and canvas bonding in your workshop.
Foam is used in heated presses for two reasons: The majority of boards are made up of pulp, and has tiny hills across the surface.
The pressure of a hard plate may shine the peaks.
Foam laid over helps even out the pressure and minimise this effect.
Secondly, it presses the laminating film down into the weave of the canvas to give the canvas texture look.
Foam can also leave its own texture impression in Gloss and Satin films.
The HGP is unique in its ability to handle a wide range of materials, of varying thicknesses – even at the same time.
You can use mount board, hardboard, MDF, foam centred board, aluminium, even glass, as substrates to mount onto.
You can mount photos, posters prints, fabrics, canvas and almost anything else (but do take care in case the heat might affect some colour ranges of ink).
The ‘Hot Glass Press’ offers many benefits to the user:
- an under-surface which is completely flat and smooth
- errors such as mis-alignment and fold back are easily spotted and corrected
- stray adhesive can readily be seen and cleaned off the under-surface
- even and controllable heat
- full and easy adjustment of the hinges and latches
The critical flexible pressure blanket is bonded into a removable sub-frame.
It has a special textured surface to spread the vacuum.
The quiet vacuum pump supplied with the press is fast acting and reliable.
HOT PRESS Hot Press training is available at Lion.
Drytac, Hot Press and Lion will replace any material supplied which is found to be faulty.
They accept no further liability.
To review our selection of Heritage prints many of which make sets and order framed or unframed don’t miss seeing our “Print gallery”
You can save yourself time and money by ordering from our selection of prints fully framed and delivered from our
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Gordon Frickers. © 2009, revised 23.08.11, updated 03.07.15 ~ www.frickers.co.uk/art