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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 01:55

Insta Mount Foam Board

Monday, 05 August 2013 23:00

Basic Instructions and Use

Kool Tack products are the easiest, and safest drymount boards to work with. the low temperature allow for most anything to be drymounted safely, and efficiently. It must be remembered that the temperature of most drymount presses are not accurate, and therefore need to be calibrated on a timely basis. The use of a release board will take more time since the heat must penetrate the board in order to achieve the drymounting temperature on the drymount board. The size of the drymount to e done also effects the time, along with the substrate to be used. The use of paper or Perma Lon will reduce the mounting time. Finally, when using a vacuum press, the time for drymounting is based after the vacuum has been drawn.

Tips for successful Drymounting

  1. Be sure your drymount board and print are both clean and free of dust and dirt.
  2. When first starting the press, let the press cycle for 2 to 3 cycles until the temperature has stabilized.
  3. For thick paper prints let the drymounting continue to drymount for an additional 5 to 10 seconds. This allows the temperature to penetrate through the thick paper into the adhesive.
  4. When drymounting is completed, take it out of the press, and let it cool before using this gives the adhesive time to dry.
  5. When drymounting photographs, never adjust the temperature over 170ºF (77ºC) for this will damage the emulsion on the surface of the photograph. (it is recommended that Perma Lon be used when drymounting photographs. This will eliminate the possibility of the “orange peel”, effect.

View the Trouble Shooting Guide for more information.

Monday, 05 August 2013 19:48

Kool Tack Competition Plate

Now!  Drymount on the thinnest, smoothest, toughest and most rigid material in the framing industry.

Monday, 05 August 2013 19:22

Kool Tack Mighty Tough

This drymount board is very rigid, and very smooth. It has a tendency not to warp. It is ideally suited for drymounting larger prints, or where smoothness, and non warping is a must. (compares to Gator™ board.)

This board activates at 150ºF (66ºC) to 160ºF (71ºC) in 35 to 45 seconds (depending on size and thickness).

Features

  • 100% completely reversible.
  • Adhesive is pH neutral.
  • Tougher board is highly resilient to dents.
  • Smoother surface.
  • Easy to mark on using a pencil or pen.
  • ATG tape adheres to surface.

Sizes

Mighty Tough 1/4” White
Item NoSize
KM3240-25 32 x 40
KM4060-25 40 x 60
KM4896-25 48 x 96
Mighty Tough 1/4” Black
KM4896-25BK 48 x 96
Mighty Tough 1/2” White
Item NoSize
KM4896-50 48 X 96
Mighty Tough 1/2” Black
KM4896-50BK 48 x 96
Mighty Tough 3/16” White
Item NoSize
KM4896-16 48 X 96

Custom Sizes Available

Monday, 05 August 2013 16:45

Kool Tack GATOR™ Board

This drymount board is very rigid, and very smooth. It has a tendency not to warp. It is ideally suited for drymounting larger prints, or where smoothness, and non warping is a must.

This board activates at 150ºF (66ºC) to 160ºF (71ºC) in 35 to 45 seconds (depending on size and thickness).

Features

  • 100% completely reversible.
  • Adhesive is pH neutral.
  • Tougher board is highly resilient to dents.
  • Smoother surface.
  • Easy to mark on using a pencil or pen.
  • ATG tape adheres to surface.

Sizes

Mighty Tough 3/16” White
Item NoSize
KT3240-16GB 32 x 40
KT3240-16 40 x 60
KT4896-16GB 48 X 96
Mighty Tough 3/16” Black
Item NoSize
KT3240-16BGB 32 x 40
KT4060-16BGB 40 x 60
KM4896-16BGB 48 x 96

Custom Sizes Available

Monday, 05 August 2013 15:56

Kool Tack Black on Black

This is drymount board is ideal for drymounting newspaper articles or thin paper where the print on the back of the paper could show through. It is an acid free foamboard, with a smooth surface for a superior drymount.

The original drymount foam board that activates at 150ºF (66ºC) to 160ºF (71ºC) in 15 to 20 seconds.

Features

  • 100% completely reversible
  • Completely Acid Free.
  • Adhesive is pH neutral.
  • Tougher board is more resilient to dents.
  • Smoother surface.
  • Easy to mark on using a pencil or pen.
  • ATG tape adheres to surface.

Sizes

Black on Black Foam board 3/16”
Item NoSize
KT3240-16BK 32 x 40
KT4060-16BK 40 x 60
KT4896-16BK 48 X 96

Custom Sizes Available

Monday, 05 August 2013 02:03

Kool Tack E2

This board has an added adhesive strength, and is ideal for drymounting fabric, and fabric wrapping. it is suitable for mounting heavy papers. The ph neutral adhesive gives an extra amount of protection between the foam board, and the print. The reversibility is a little more difficult to achieve.

This foam board works best at 160ºF (71ºC) to 170ºF (78ºC) in 30 to 45 seconds.

Features

  • Adhesive is pH neutral.
  • Tougher board is more resilient to dents.
  • Smoother surface.
  • Easy to mark on using a pencil or pen.
  • ATG tape adheres to surface.
  • 100% completely reversible, and reusable.
  • Passes PAT. tests.

Sizes

Regular Foam board 3/16”
Item NoSize
E23240-16 32 x 40
E24060-16 40 x 60
E24896-16 48 x 96
E2 Black
E23240-16BK 32 x 40

Custom Sizes Available

Monday, 05 August 2013 01:50

Preserve Ultra

A new standard in drymounting performance.

This is the ultimate in drymounting quality, convenience and safety. This drymount board will produce a smoother cleaner drymount that can be completely reversed, without any adhesive residue remaining on the pack of the print. The board, and adhesive are both completely acid free. ( see removal instructions ).

The original drymount foam board that activates at 150ºF (66ºC) to 160ºF (71ºC) in 15 to 20 seconds.

Features

  • 100% completely reversible
  • Completely acid free
  • Adhesive is pH neutral.
  • Tougher board is more resilient to dents.
  • Smoother surface.
  • Easy to mark on using a pencil or pen.
  • ATG tape adheres to surface.
  • 100% completely reversible, and reusable.
  • Passes PAT. tests.

Sizes

Acid Free Foam board 3/16”
Item NoSize
KT3240-16 32 x 40
KT4060-16 40 x 60

Custom Sizes Available

Sunday, 04 August 2013 21:56

Kool Tack THIN

This board is ideal for drymounting prints and photos where it will be used in a thin rabbet ( usually 3/8” ). The thin .050 thickness also is economical and cost effective. It is also ideal for wrapping fabric. ( see instructions on fabric wrapping )

This board works best at 160ºF (71ºC) to 170ºF (78ºC) in 20 to 30 seconds.

Features

  • Extra THIN .050
  • Adhesive is pH neutral.
  • Tougher board is more resilient to dents.
  • Smoother surface.
  • Easy to mark on using a pencil or pen.
  • ATG tape adheres to surface.
  • 100% completely reversible, and reusable.

Also Comes in Archival Substrate

Sizes

Regular board .050”
Item NoSize
KTI-40 32 x 40 White
KTI-60 40 x 60 White
KTI-40BK 32 x 40 Black
KTI-60BK 40 x 60 Black
Archival board .050” ( Alpha Cellulose )
Item NoSize
KTI-40 AF 32 x 40 White
KTI-60AF 40 x 60 White

Custom Sizes Available

Sunday, 04 August 2013 19:48

Kool Tack

This board is ideal for all your regular drymounting projects. The pH neutral adhesive gives an extra amount of protection between the foam board, and the print.

The original drymount foam board that activates at 150ºF (66ºC) to 160ºF (71ºC) in 15 to 20 seconds.

Features

  • Adhesive is pH neutral.
  • Tougher board is more resilient to dents.
  • Smoother surface.
  • Easy to mark on using a pencil or pen.
  • ATG tape adheres to surface.
  • 100% completely reversible, and reusable.
  • Passes PAT. tests.

Sizes

Regular Foam board 3/16”
Item NoSize
KT2436-16 24 X 36
KT3240-16 32 x 40
KT4060-16 40 x 60
KT4896-16 48 x 96
Regular Foam board 1/8”
Item NoSize
KT2436-8 24 x 36
KT3240-8 32 x 40
KT40 x 40-8 40 x 60

Custom Sizes Available

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