Dry Lam Colortac Dry Mounting Tissue (16 x 20", 25-Pack)

Dry Lam Colortac Dry Mounting Tissue (16 x 20", 25-Pack)

Dry Lam Colortac Dry Mounting Tissue (16 x 20", 25-Pack)

B&H # DRCT162025 MFR # E1620-2

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Product Highlights

  • Bonding Activated at 165°
  • Ideal for Materials Sensitive to Heat
  • For RC and Fiber-Based Prints
  • General All-Purpose Mounting Tissue
  • Removable by Re-Heating to 200°
  • pH Neutral Mounting Tissue
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This 25-pack of 16 x 20" Colortac Dry Mounting Tissue from Dry Lam is a general-purpose tissue used to mount photographs, ink-jet prints, and flat art onto mat boards, museum boards, and other types of materials for display. Because the dry mounting tissue has a low heat activation of 165°, it is ideal for RC, fiber-based prints, and materials that are sensitive to heat.

The dry mounting tissue maintains a neutral pH balance, which will not harm stored material over time. If a mounting board becomes frayed or damaged, the tissue can be reheated to 200°; therefore, the print is removed from the mounting board, so it can be remounted to new board.

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Dry Lam E1620-2 specs

Dimensions 16 x 20" (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 17.0 x 0.2"

Dry Lam E1620-2 reviews

Colortac Dry Mounting Tissue (16 x 20", 25-Pack) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works wonderfully on inkjet prints I had to dry mount a series of digitally printed photographs. The last time I dry-mounted anything, it was traditional silver gelatin prints on fiber-based paper. I wasn't sure how my old gear and techniques would work with inkjet paper (Canon Pro Platinum ) and Pixma dye-based inks. Temperature was my big concern. I no longer trusted the thermostat on my Seal Dry Mount Press, bought used, decades ago, and not used for years. A tip if you're in that situation: get an infrared thermometer, about $20-$40 at places like Lowe's, Home Depot, etc. Most incorporate a laser pointer; put the dot on something and you get a temperature reading. Heat a pair of mat boards, open the press and read the surface temperature of the lower board. (Do it fast, the boards cool quickly.) After some testing, I could estimate the internal temperature of the press by adding about 20 degrees to the surface temp. The B&H product listing says: Low Melting Temperature - 165 The package is more precise: 168 F (75 C) Minimum, 178 F (81 C) Recommended The label offers no recommendation on how long to press prints. I set my press to the high end of the temperature range (about 178 F) and left prints in the press for a minute and a half. Because I was doing large prints, I had to press twice, first one end, then the other. The center of each print got extra cooking time, but with no ill effect. I did have to re-heat one print. So, as another reviewer reported, about two minutes would probably work for a normal (single press) mount on typical mat boards. I used classic tools and techniques: I preheated the mounting boards to dry them, mounted the tissue to the print and the print to the board with a Seal tacking iron, then placed the assembly in the press. Another reviewer tried using a clothes iron -- an economical choice, but I'm not surprised that it worked poorly. If you use this product normally, though, it's excellent. I agree that they should sell 13 x 19 sheets.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Happy with Colortac Dry Mounting Tissue I have used the Colortac Dry Mounting Tissue a couple of times since purchase. I doe's what it doe's well. I have a dry mount press and I had no issues using it with Colortac, but I won't know how long it may last. It is a very good price and I will use it again.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thankful for a Friends Reccomendation The dry mount tissue was ordered to mount my photos for a gallery showing onto my mount boards. It allows me to create a clean professional look to my work that I know will last. It also gives me a reassurance that my prints will not be damaged by the product.
Date published: 2012-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm... Works like a charm for me. I am using an old seal dry mount press set at its lowest temp (180 F). Two minutes and it's perfect... my only wish is that 13x19 sheets were available since this is the size I use most... i end up cutting the 16x20's down to size
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Colortac Dry Mounting Tissue works well Product was used at 190 degrees on my dry mounting press with metallic 11X14 paper. Tissue is smooth, no wrinkles, and works well. Recommended.
Date published: 2011-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for drymounting prints It is an excellent tissue for drymounting. I drymonted photographs and large scale text prints in luster paper. The results are impecable.
Date published: 2008-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK product I was only semi-successful at using a clothes iron to mount a heavy print. Light-weight prints were no problem
Date published: 2012-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Perfectly This tissue works precisely as expected. I've never had any problems using it with FB, RC, or digital papers.
Date published: 2017-08-08
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