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Protecting Stretched Canvas Prints

The canvas printed digital image is massively popular today with nearly every photographic laboratory and print shop with digital facilities offering the service of producing a stretched canvas print. Very few photographic laboratories and digital print shops are aware of the many benefits laminating a digital canvas print offers. It can be laminated in approximately three minutes giving the print a waterproof coating, a certain amount of UV protection and it makes sure that the edges of the canvas do not crack when being stretched around a stretcher bar frame. If you do have a heated press, either a vacuum...

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Dry Mount Tissue

Dry Mount Tissue

Incorporating the cost of dry mount tissue into the overall cost of framing a print

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De-Roller - the hidden gem behind flat prints and posters

De-Roller - the hidden gem behind flat prints and posters

The Expression De-Roller is a wonderful tool for the industry that returns prints and paper back to their flat state.   This little gem doesn't get the attention is deserves but it's a must have one-off purchase for anyone that handles curled up media.  No more piling books on delicate papers or taking hours to get the curls out.  Simply pop your media into the De-Roller, roll it up (against the curl), de-roll it and you are left with a perfectly flat result. What's better, it come in two sizes: 610mm x 38mm and 1270mm x 38mm (24" x 1.5" and...

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What is the difference between solvent ink and aqueous ink?

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What is the difference between solvent ink and aqueous ink?

The two most common types of inks used with wide-format printers are aqueous and solvent.   Aqueous inks are water-based and come in two varieties, dye and pigment, often referred  to as Dye and UV inks. Solvent inks are generally pigment inks.  They contain pigments rather than dyes but unlike aqueous inks, where the carrier is water, solvent inks contain oil or alcohol instead which edge their way into the media and produce a more permanent image.  Solvent inks work well with materials such as vinyl whilst aqueous inks work best on paper. Wide format pigmented fine art inkjet printers are...

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ANCILLARY ITEMS

ANCILLARY  ITEMS

ANCILLARY ITEMS ‘Ancillary’ is an interesting word used in several ways and for a host of purposes. Other words that are used to cover a range of items that we are not quite sure how to describe as a collective are various, miscellaneous, assortment, selection and others. It is the word that is often used to describe something that is in a position of secondary importance but vital to the ability of being able to complete a process or service. www.mountingsubstrates.com have a range of ancillary items available that are vital to the completion of being able to mount or laminate a...

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