Lamination Films

UK

UK’s leading manufacturer of framing,photographic and print presentations.

HEAT ACTIVATED DRY MOUNTING TISSUE & FILM

  • Dry mounting, using heat and pressure to bond artwork to boards, is hardly new technology.
  • Dry mounting tissues are the simplest of products to use, but we continue to make sure that ours set the highest standards in the print finishing industry. Also offer a complete range of heat activated mounting films for your more challenging or specialist jobs. By choosing the right combination of adhesive and mounting board the possibilities are virtually unlimited.
  • CODE NO. H4037

UNIMOUNT CLASSIC TM DRYMOUNT TISSUE

1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)

FEATURES

  • This premium grade dry mounting tissue is widely regarded as the industry standard for the permanent mounting of all types of flat artwork.
  • It is especially popular among bespoke framers and photo processors due to its superb lay flat properties.
  • Unimount Classic™ is a high grade adhesive on a porous, pH neutral tissue.
  • The tissue itself has excellent breathability, which allows air to escape from the various layers of your work.
  • Unimount Classic™ is suitable for mounting posters, prints, photographs, inkjets, pastels, charcoals, colour copies, maps, charts, blue prints and plans.
  • Unimount Classic™ is compatible with a wide variety of substrates, including mount board, pulp boards and grey boards, foam centred boards, hardboard, MDF and of course, Hot Press own specialist mounting substrate, White Display Board. Unlike some lesser tissues, Unimount Classic™ has a very wide activation temperature range, from around 70ºc to 115ºc, making it ideal for a huge range of jobs.
  • CODE NO. H4346

DRY MOUNT FILM CLEAR

650 mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)

FEATURES

  • This is the most aggressive hot adhesive in our range. The product itself is formed from a clear central carrier film, which is coated on both sides with a very strong, heat activated adhesive.
  • Each adhesive layer is then protected by a grid-marked carrier paper. The two separate release liners mean that this adhesive can be rolled out on the work bench and simply cut to the correct size for each mounting job.
  • When the adhesive is exposed at room temperature it has a low level of tackiness.
  • Dry Mount Film Clear is especially recommended for woods, MDF, plastics, textured art papers, canvases and other fabrics.
  • This adhesive will bond well to both highly textured and very smooth surfaces.
  • The main difference between dry mount tissues and heat activated films is that films do not ‘breathe’. Therefore we recommend that this film is pierced with a piercing tool prior to use.
  • CODE NO. L1318

UV GLOSS (LUSTRE) 50 MICRON

1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)

FEATURES

  • This is our most popular heatseal film. This film offers a unique finish that conforms to the surface it is pressed against (under heat and vacuum). The normal result is a very rich lustre finish, which is achieved by pressing the film against the surface of the foam blanket in the Hot Press. This normal finish is very reminiscent of the lustre texture found on photographic paper. To change the finished texture, the artwork can be repressed against other textured or smooth surfaces to give an almost limitless choice of textures, from a single roll of film.
  • This film can also be used as a glossy top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvases are laminated.

POLYSTER GLOSS

1040 mm x 25 mtr. (41” x 82 ft)

1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)

This film is unpierced & should not be pierced, as it will not heal

CODE NO.L1500

CODE NO.L1501

FEATURES

  • This film has a heat-resistant high gloss finish popular for Photographs & Paper Prints. After lamination the Photograph / Prints gives a very high gloss with long lasting effect.
  • CODE NO. L1448

UV SATIN MATT

1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)

FEATURES

  • The overall finish of this film, once processed, is a stippled sheen effect. This film is often used to laminate posters and prints, as its subtle finish closely mimics that of the printed piece. The satin sheen finish reduces glare, but does not reduce contrast, as the film is relatively thin. This film can also used as a satin top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvases are laminated.
  • CODE NO. L1518

FULL MATT 75 MICRON

1040 mm x 50 mtr. (41” x 164 ft)

FEATURES

  • This film is characterised by a full matt finish that completely eliminates reflections. It offers additional UV protection when used behind glass, but is almost invisible. Full matt film is most often used where lighting is unpredictable and un-controllable, such as exhibition halls and other public areas. Additional heat applied during processing will give the matt film a heavily textured and very scuff resistant surface. This film can also be used as a matt top coating when prints are bonded to canvas, or printed inkjet canvases are laminated.
  • CODE NO. L1608

UV FINE LINEN 90 MICRON

650 mm X 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)

FEATURES

  • This delicate, line-textured laminate is the finest of the three fabric textures in our heatseal range. It is often preferred by photographers wishing to offer a subtle yet decorative finish to their work. Fine Linen is non-reflective and quite scuff resistant making it ideal for wall prints in the home or office. It is also useful for disguising minor creases and cracks in prints and posters.
  • CODE NO. L1674

UV SAND TEXTURE 90 MICRON

650 mm X 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)

FEATURES

  • This non-reflective film is ideal for graphics that will be subjected to prolonged exposure in public places, such as restaurants, cafes, pubs and hotels. It displays a pleasing sandy texture that is also very scuff resistant. Due to its tough nature, sand texture is an ideal surface coating for decorative place mats and coasters.
  • CODE NO. L1713

CANVAS TEX FILM

650 mm X 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)

FEATURES

  • This is a very heavy gauge fabric textured film that is reminiscent of real canvas. Canvastex is often used as an economical alternative to canvas printing or canvas bonding.

DUE TO ITS THICKNESS THIS FILM IS SUPPLIED UNPIERCED, BUT SHOULD BE PIERCED BEFORE USE

CANVAS

Though inkjet canvas media has become very popular in the last few years for producing artwork that resembles paintings, many people still prefer the look and feel of an image that has been bonded to real canvas. These canvases are much heavier and have much bigger weave patterns than inkjet canvas media, leading to images with lots of impact. Canvas bonding is a heat process and requires a Hot Press.

  • CODE NO. C2546
  • CODE NO. C2548

SUPER WHITE COATED CANVAS

635 mm X 10 mtr (25” x 33ft)

270 mm x 10 mtr (50” x 33ft)

FEATURES

  • Super white adhesive coated canvases are made of heavy duty cotton based fabric used as substrate for canvas bonded photographs & prints.
  • It’s bleached to a brilliant white & coated with a heat seal adhesive which is protected by a silicone release paper. Ideal for wedding, portraiture and high key photographs, as it restores the whiteness to the image.

PRESSURE SENSITIVE MOUNTING FILM

Our comprehensive range of pressure sensitive mounting lms are ideal for all standard mounting projects and a wide variety of applications, such as face mounting on acrylic and interchangeable graphics. As you would expect, all of our films use only the highest quality adhesives, carriers and release liners so you can always be assured of the best results.

  • CODE NO. L1504

DOUBLE SIDED MOUNT FILM

650mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)

FEATURES

This is our most popular pressure sensitive mounting film. It works well with all kinds of laminators and can even be applied by hand for specialist jobs. The product itself is formed from a clear central carrier film, which is coated on both sides with a very strong adhesive. Each adhesive layer is then protected by a grid-marked carrier paper. The two separate release liners mean that this adhesive can be rolled out on the work bench and simply cut to the correct size for each mounting job. Off-cuts of material need not be wasted, but used for smaller jobs later. This product is suitable for all kinds of 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.

  • CODE NO. L1503

TRANSPARENCY MOUNT FILM – FYNART

650mm x 25 mtr. (25.5” x 82 ft)

FEATURES

This is our more established and Superior quality optically clear mounting film. For wall art and acrylic blocks this film offers much better colour rendition and is truly 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 for their work

PRESSURE SENSITIVE UV PROTECTED LAMINATION FILM

The Hot press range of pressure-sensitive lamination film is designed for use with the Jet Mounter. The lm provide superior protection from mechanical abrasion, moisture and pollutants. All contain UV stabilities and absorbers to inhibit fading and discolouration from sunlight.

  • CODE NO. L1509

NATURAL LEATHER 190MICRON

1300 mm x 50mtr. (52” X 164ft)

FEATURES

The new NATURAL LEATHER is a medium grain texture and suits a wide variety of artwork. It can also be used to cover coloured papers to create a leather-look covering for books and photo albums. When coated onto coloured mount boards it makes great leather mounts for picture surrounds. As leather is currently very popular for household furniture this is a great time to return a leather finish to our comprehensive list of finishes.

  • CODE NO. L1505
  • CODE NO. L1510

STEEL 90 MICRON

650mm x 25 mtr (25.5” x 82 ft)

1300mm x 50 mtr (52” x 164 ft)

FEATURES

  • Its unique brushed steel finish looks good on both modern and traditional styles of artwork. The effect is technically known as a ‘florentine’ pattern. This pattern is common on gold and silver picture frame mouldings and when used together with our steel finish has a very harmonising effect. Steel can be used with modern images to create a contemporary feel, or traditional images to create a brush stroke effect.
  • Ideally suitable for album covers too.
  • CODE NO. L1507

CHALKBOARD LAMINATE

1041mm x 25 mtr. (41” x 82 ft.)

FEATURES

  • These product is primarily designed for the production of chalkboards.
  • The self-adhesive backing can be hand rubbed onto your chosen substrate or processed through a laminator.
  • The film itself is tough, thick and opaque. It comes in black colour.
  • The specially prepared top surface has a grainy texture and allows chalk to be applied and later removed with a wet cloth or sponge. Chalkboards are popular not only in the class room, but are very useful in kitchens, workshops, offices, children’s rooms and anywhere that constantly changing information needs to be seen.
  • Small chalkboards as ornaments or wall decoration in the home are a great way to use up short lengths of moulding in the picture framing workshop.

ALTERNATIVE USE

  • Black chalkboard film can be used as a backing for block mounted work on MDF.
  • Not only does it look far superior to bare MDF but it eliminates the possibility of the block warping or bowing.
  • When one side of thick MDF is sealed with adhesive and a print, the other side is left open to absorb moisture in the atmosphere.
  • In extreme conditions this can cause the MDF to expand at the back giving a ‘banana effect’ to the board.

HEAT SEAL FILM – CUT SIZE

Lion India offers a wide range of Heat Seal Lamination cut size film for all your photograph / art prints needs that offer protection for images.

FEATURES

  • Protects from moisture
  • Heat & dirt
  • Safe no glass
  • Resist scratching
  • Non- reflective
  • Cleans Easily With soap
  • Special Ultraviolet protected
  • Inhibitor reduces fading

Available in three sizes –

6 “x 8” [225 x 162 mm]

8”x12” [325 x 225 mm]

12” x 18” [475 x 325 mm]

** All dry mount tissue & heat Seal films are available in above sizes

Sl No Description 12” x18 “ 8” x12” 6” x 8”
1 UV GLOSS LUSTRE L1318-1218 L1318-0812 L1318-0608
2 UV SATIN MATT L1448-1218 L1448-0812 L1448-0608
3 MAT FILM L1518-1218 L1518-0812 L1518-0608
4 POLYESTER GLOSS L1501-1218 L1501-0812 L1501-0608
5 UV FINE LINEN TEXTURE L1608-0812 L1608-0608
6 UV SAND TEXTURE L1674-0812 L1674-0608
7 CANVAS TEX FILM L1713-0812 L1713-0608
8 UNIMOUNT DRYMOUNT TISSUE H4037-1218 H4037-0812 H4037-0608

*100 pc per packet

ACID FREE MOUNT FILM

620 mm x 25 mtr. (24.5” x 82 ft)CODE NO. H4332

FEATURES

  • Acid Free Mount Film is a pure film adhesive. The acid free adhesive melts as it is heated up and bonds as it cools and solidifies. It is widely believed that in most instances, this bond can be reversed by re-heating the adhesive, though we would caution against this and offer no guarantee of success.
  • Acid Free Mount Film also confirms well to uneven surfaces such as watercolour paper and fabrics, making it a versatile adhesive for most types of artwork and substrates.

When using film adhesive with non-porous media or substrates e.g. photo paper or foam centered board ,the mounting film must be pierced before application . if you are using either of the dry mount films – remove one release liner before piercing the film. If you are using Acid Free Mount Film take extra care when piercing.

HOW TO PIERCE DRY MOUNT FILMS

Drymount films are not pre-pierced during the manufacturing process , as they have a peel off liner on both sides . Piercing through either of the liner papers would lead to tiny specks of paper being embedded in the film itself and create a poor finish . To pierce dry mount films yourself it is recommended that you cut a piece to the desired size and place it on a cutting mat . Then peel off one release paper , to expose the bare adhesive layer. Now pierce with a piercing tool, making sure to cover the whole area with holes at a minimum of less than 1 cm apart. One cannot really pierce too much and more holes are better than fewer. Now apply the pierced film to your artwork or board as required . The tiny pieces of plastic that are punched out will embed in the bottom paper layer , which is discarded later.

LAMINATE OR GLAZE

Laminating films are more economical when compared to speciality (or even plain) glass, yet add a perceived value to the finished artwork that means more profit for the image marker. Due to the innate qualities of laminating film, unlike glass, it cannot be broken.Therefore where safety is a factor, especially in shopping centres, airports, schools,retirement homes,children’s rooms, hospitals and other public places, lamination is superior to glass.Internet galleries are booming and it is no coincidence that artwork without glass ,such as canvasses, block mounts and acrylic images are very popular. This is because they can be shipped without the fear of broken glass.

HEAT SEAL FILM

Our range of heat activated lamination films, or heatseals as they are commonly known, are widely regarded as the industry standard for heated press print finishing. All our heatseal films are made in UK and contain UV inhibitors in both the film and adhesive. This stops the films from turning yellow or becoming brittle over time. This attention to detail has the beneficial side effect of increasing the fade resistance of the artwork underneath. Heatseal films are incredibly durable, easy to keep clean and come in a variety of popular finishes.