- ARFOAM foam boards up to 10mm thickness can be die-cut using a steel rule die with a long bevel.
- Egection rubber used in conjunction with the die should be a hard rubber for a square edge or soft rubber for a closed edge.
- For die-cutting thick ARTFOAM boards, serrated cutting blades are better since their pointed theeth
penetrate paper liners more easily.
- ARTFOAM foam boards can be used for mounting of photographs, ink-jet prints and posters using most conventional mounting methods.
We recommend, however, making trials prior to production.
- Clean the surface carefully with a dry cloth prior to any mounting work.
- Use a quality permanent mounting film with an appropriate glue spread and good bonding stength.
- Make sure if laminating rollers are proporly aligned and set with suitable pressure in order to avoid wrinkles.
- Regularly check the settings of the laminator, i.e. pressure, tension, and parallelism or the rollers.
- Bowing many be caused by too fresh wet prints or too much tension on the adhesive film due to excessive braking of the unwinding roller.
Apply a counter-mount of comparable strength of the reverse side in order to prevent bowing.
- Leave freshly mounted photographs and prints to rest flat for at least 3 hours
- ARTFOAM boards can be used for dry mounting with a heat or vacuum press.
- A lower temperature heat-activated adhesive (70~80 degree Celcius) is recommended and 60~90 secend dwell time is recommended.
- Excessive temperature may result in damage to the foam core.
- The thickness and weight of the photographs being mounted may require the setting to be adjusted.
It is better to increase the dwell time before increasing the temperature.
- In order to minimize bowing, pre-heat the boards before mounting and place the mounted work under a glass sheet during co