[alt-photo] Re: Best Method for Bonding Paper to Aluminum and Similar Rigid Surfaces

Francesco Fragomeni fdfragomeni at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 03:28:25 GMT 2011


I'll look into the DRY-LAM Colortac that you mentioned. What makes you
prefer this to Fusion 4000? As to the aluminum flashing, is this something
that I should be able to find easily? What kind of retailers sell it,
perhaps places like Home Depot or Lowes?

I've been working with multi-negative printing for some time. As a matter of
fact, it is the basis of most of the work I do now but most of my work to
date has been in silver. I've been fascinated with Pt/Pl for a long time
(I've dabbled in it) but I just never made the commitment to it until now.
Jon Edwards of Edwards Engineered Products (eepjon.com) is making a UV
exposure box for me which should be here soon which will be wonderful
because due to my current schedule I can pretty much only print at night.
I've also been working on a black Cyanotype process that this will allow me
to continue with. Anyway, once I get myself settled and re-familiarize
myself with printing Pt/Pl, I'll be making multi-neg platinum prints which
is why I'm investigating bonding to aluminum. At some point I would also
very much like to dedicate the time to learning gum bichromate and gum over
platinum but those will have to wait for now.

I made my registration system for silver out of an old Kodak Peg
Registration System and random parts and to date it has served me well but
now I have to figure out what I am going to do when I need to punch through
the aluminum. Perhaps I should start a thread asking for recommendations for
a registration system. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow.


On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 6:34 PM, Keith Gerling <keith.gerling at gmail.com>wrote:

> I drymount onto aluminum sheets with this product, and it works like a
> charm
> http://www.laminatethis.com/product_info.php?cPath=31&products_id=34&osCsid=18a6ef09d3bd7a4697e020a251a4871e
> On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Francesco Fragomeni
> <fdfragomeni at gmail.com>wrote:
> > Hi all. I'll be working with some multiple printing techniques coming up
> > soon and I wondering what the best methods are for gluing paper to
> aluminum
> > sheet (or perspex or acrylic sheet and other rigid surfaces). I posted
> this
> > question on APUG.org and a member messaged me and recommended that I join
> > this group and ask here. I've also searched the group archives but
> haven't
> > been unable to find much in detail on this (addmitedly I'm not familiar
> > with
> > searching list archives).
> >
> > I have lots of information referring to Irving Penn bonding paper to
> > aluminum sheet using a few different materials. Also, I've watched the
> > videos on Vedos where they show a gum bichromate printer using diluted
> PVAc
> > adhesive. The problem with these videos is that they dont give any
> insight
> > into how to properly remove the paper from the aluminum sheet when the
> > printing is done.
> >
> > For those using PVAc adhesive to bond paper to aluminum, how do you go
> > about
> > seperating the paper from the aluminum when you are done printing?
> >
> > If not using PVAc adhesive, what adhesive are you using?
> >
> > I've read that one of the Penn techniques was to drymount the paper to
> the
> > aluminum sheet in a dry mount press which could then be seperated from
> the
> > aluminum sheet when he was done by reheating it in the press. Thoughts on
> > this? Fusion 4000 and Beva have been recomended to me on APUG.org as
> > archival bonding materials that can be used with a dry mounting press. Do
> > any of you have experiences with these?
> >
> > Are those of you who are using these bonding techniques using aluminum or
> > other rigid materials? I am in need of a rigid material that I can punch
> > for
> > registration purposes and aluminum seems the best option so far. Any
> > insight?
> >
> > Thank you in advance for your help!
> >
> > Best,
> > Francesco Fragomeni
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