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Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby Trinity » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:18 pm

Does anyone have experience of dry mounting jigsaws in the Hot Press?
What temperature and for how long if not my standard 90 ish and 2 mins 20 secs that I use for posters and the like?

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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby absolute framing » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:37 pm

I use Dry Mount Film as opposed to tissue for this.

Peel off one side of release paper and puncture film with roller

Pop in press for 1.20 at 90

Take out and let cool.

Peel off release paper and use this as a carrier to maneuver/slide the jigsaw in place.

Then back in the press at 90 for a few minutes depending on size

Film is stronger than tissue so is better if using a mount.

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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby absolute framing » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:41 pm

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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby prospero » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:48 pm

I do them the same as absolute. Pre-mount the film and then arrange the puzzle - quick squeeze in the press - done.

If you cut the film just slightly smaller than the puzzle and mount to a suitable colour mountboard you can get a nice
floated look with the edges visible.
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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby Trinity » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:07 pm

Thanks gents, it'll be a first then for the piercing roller I've never used yet, have you any advice on the extent to which you roll - much / lots / etc
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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby Trinity » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:58 am

Actually a look in the Hot Press book indicates lots of holes - 10mm c/s b/ways.
I shall give these people a ring later
www.mountingsubstrates.co.uk/collection ... -film-4000.
I've stacks of stuff for the hot press but of course no film, sods law.
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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby Steve N » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:04 am

Where I used to work, we only used tissue and never had a problems, even with jigsaws :sweating:
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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby prospero » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:41 am

Tissue just as good, but film is a bit easier as it gives you a tacky surface to arrange the puzzle on. :idea: :D
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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby The Common Framer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:56 pm

I have done 5 on the hot press with tissue. also had no problem. 90 degrees and around 5 minutes seemed to work
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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby sisters » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:13 pm

Always have used tissue, dont put a jigsaw in that has been made using customers photo tho....... they melt! :head: :head: :head:
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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby Trinity » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:51 pm

Thanks very much for the helpful hints,I'd decided to go with the tissue as I have it but sisters post brought me up short - this is a jigsaw - looks normal card and paper front, but made from an image supplied to the jigsaw making company, you didn't mean this sort of thing did you when you mentioned melting?
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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby Trinity » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:32 pm

In the end I've ordered the Hot Press film from Wessex, with a very understanding customer whose ok to wait until 8 May, the due in date to Wessex.
How on earth could I contemplate continued assistance from Steve Goodall and then go elsewhere for my stuff - it must have been a senior moment.
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Re: Hot Press + Jigsaw

Postby sisters » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:35 pm

sorry never got to see your post
Yes image was a photo that had been made into a jigsaw. my guess is with gel ink ....that melts under heat
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