REDIMAT now offers a wide variety of photo and art supplies including an excellent selection of adhesives. Now you can get your pre-cut mat board and the supplies you will need to mount your work all at the same place.
Hinging Tapes: Lineco provides framers with mounting and hinging tapes that are far superior to common tapes and adhesives found elsewhere. All paper, fabric and adhesives are used in the manufacture of Lineco products are acid-free and carefully controlled to assure achival quality.
Tear, don't cut, hinges to leave a feathered edge
Match the hinge strength to the art being mounted. The hinge should tear before the art.
All hinges should be attached to the back of the art.
Wait for gummed adhesives to absorb the water before application.
When to use Gummed Tapes: Gummed (or water activated) are the first choice for most valued art. Conservators prefer gummed tapes over pressure sensitive tapes because gummed tapes are easily removed with water. Gummed adhesives are strong and stay attached over a wide range of temperatures and humidity.