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How To Mount Using Cold Pressure-Sensitive Decal Roll Laminating Film and Mount Board or Other Substrate
Use Cold Pressure-Sensitive Decal Roll Laminating Film to create Self-Adhesive Mount Boards :: Cold Roll Laminating Machine

These instructions are designed for multi-step mounting and laminating (if desired) using cold roll mounting adhesives, mounting board (or other substrate) and a Cold Roll Laminating Machine.

To create self-adhesive mount board using cold roll mounting adhesives, mounting board (or other substrate) and a Cold Roll Laminating Machine, only the top mandrel of the laminator should be loaded and thread with a roll of mounting adhesive. Bottom mandrel should be empty or not thread.

  1. Start by carefully removing the mounting board from the box.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2" etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  4. Next load cold roll mounting adhesiveon TOP mandrel. DO NOT remove release liner. Bottom mandrel should not be loaded with any lamination film. If any film is loaded on the bottom mandrel, it should not be thread on the machine. See operations manual for film loading instructions.
    Note: To thread laminator for one roll of film, begin by using a leader board the width of the laminator. This will prevent the top roll adhesive from coming in contract with the bottom roller. Follow the leader board immediately with the mount board.
  5. Slowly insert board into roller opening immediately following leader board. Ensure board is centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  6. As board moves through machine mounting adhesive will be adhered to board.
  7. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine. Immediately follow mount board with leader board and STOP machine rollers when leader board is between rollers. This will prevent adhesive from getting on machine rollers.
  8. Top of board should now be release liner of mounting adhesive - creating self-adhesive mount board.
  9. Cut board from mounting adhesive using Quik-E cutteror other trimmer / utility knife.

Mount Only - Manual:

  1. Start by carefully peeling release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against board, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  2. Place self-adhesive board on a flat surface with exposed adhesive side up.
  3. Slide print to be mounted into desired position on top of the folded release paper. Gently allow the print to come into contact with the adhesive, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  4. Gradually pull back release liner from board. Allow the remainder of the print to come smoothly into contact with the adhesive. Gently smooth print down board with soft cloth removing any air bubbles and wrinkles until print is completely mounted and release liner is removed entirely.

Mount Only - Roll Laminating Machine - Cold:
To mount an image to a self-adhesive board without lamination, laminating film must NOT be threaded on the laminating/mounting machine.  

  1. Start by carefully peeling release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against board, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  2. Place self-adhesive board on a flat surface with exposed adhesive side up.
  3. Slide print to be mounted into desired position on top of the folded release paper. Gently allow the print to come into contact with the adhesive, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  4. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  5. Slowly insert board into roller opening. Ensure board and image are centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  6. As board moves through machine, gradually pull back release liner from board. Rollers will apply pressure to print and smooth print onto board as it passes through the machine.
  7. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.

Mount & Laminate (Dual or Single-Sided) - Roll Laminating Machine - Cold:
In order to mount and laminate in one step, laminating film must be threaded on laminating machine.  To encapsulate (dual laminate) both the top and bottom film rolls should be threaded on the laminating machine.  For single-sided lamination, only the top roll of film should be threaded on the laminator.  For cold roll laminating machines, cold overlaminate films must be used (ProTac, Expression or Print Shield Overlaminating Films).

  1. Start by carefully peeling release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against board, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  2. Place self-adhesive board on a flat surface with exposed adhesive side up.
  3. Slide print to be mounted into desired position on top of the folded release paper. Gently allow the print to come into contact with the adhesive, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  4. Make sure laminating film is threaded properly. See operators manual or How to Load Laminating Film (add link when avail). To encapsulate board, both top and bottom rolls of film should be threaded and aligned over one another. For single-sided lamination (laminate over image), only top roll of lamination film should be threaded.
    Note: To thread laminator for one roll of film, begin by using a leader board the width of the laminator. This will prevent the top roll adhesive from coming in contract with the bottom roller. Follow the leader board immediately with the self-adhesive board.
  5. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  6. Slowly insert board into roller opening. Ensure board and image are centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  7. As board moves through machine, gradually pull back release liner from board. Rollers will apply pressure to laminate and print simultaneously smoothing print onto board and laminate over print in one pass.
  8. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine. For single-sided lamination, immediately follow mount board with leader board, stopping rollers when leader board is between rollers. This prevents adhesive from coming in contact with bottom roller.
  9. Cut laminating film to separate mount board using Quik-E cutteror other trimmer / utility knife.

Alternate Method: See How to Mount using Pressure-Sensitive (Self-Adhesive) Board - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller or Cold


How To Mount Using Foam-Core Pouch Board
Pouch Board : Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller OR Pouch Laminating Machine - Heated Roller

These instructions are designed for mounting using foam core pouch board with either Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machines  OR  Heated Roller Mounting Pouch Laminators.

  1. Start by carefully removing the pouch board from the box. Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, gently lift the laminate film and clean the board and film from dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Center image on board and lay film back over top.
  4. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  5. Ensure machine is preheated and has reached recommended or preset temperature setting.
  6. Rotate rollers to ensure even heating across full roller surface for optimal mounting results.
  7. Slowly insert pouch board into roller opening. Insure pouch board is centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers. Hold edges of pouch board and film until it has engaged in laminator rollers.
    TIP: Pinch and pull laminate tight against the end of board. Pulling laminate film taught provides a wrinkle-free result.
  8. Pouch board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.
    CAUTION: Pouch board will be HOT!
  9. Allow board/laminate to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.
  10. If any dirt or adhesive is found on the surface of the board, it can be removed by dampening a lint free cloth with ISO Propyl Alcohol (IPA) and wiping the surface clean.
    NOTE: Always use care when using IPA as it is very flammable! Flash point of IPA is 11C (51.8F); self-ignition temperature is 400C (752F).



How To Mount Using Foam-Core Pouch Board
Pouch Board :: Mounting Pouch Laminating Machines - Platen

These instructions are designed for mounting using foam core pouch board with Platen style Mounting Pouch Laminators.

  1. Start by carefully removing the pouch board from the box. Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, gently lift the laminate film and clean the board and film from dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Center image on board and lay film back over top.
  4. Place pouch board with image inside appropriately-sized pouch board carrier. The carrier prevents adhesive from squeezing out from between the laminate film and board and getting on the laminator rollers.
  5. Slowly insert pouch board carrier into roller opening. Check operator's manual to see if laminate surface should be inserted into machine facing up or down for optimal results. Insure pouch board is centered and straight within carrier. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers. Hold edges of pouch board carrier tightly until board has been grabbed by rollers. This will prevent pouch board from slipping out of carrier.
  6. Pouch board and carrier will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.
    CAUTION: Pouch board will be HOT!
  7. Allow board/laminate to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.

How To Mount Using Foam Mounting Board
Foam Mounting Board :: Manual Mount (No Machine)

These instructions are designed for manually mounting using foam core mounting board (or other substrate without adhesive). This form of mounting is done by using a spray adhesive spray adhesive without the use of a laminating machine.

  1. Start by carefully removing the mount board from the box. Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Place mounting board (or other substrate) on a flat surface.
  4. Carefully spray adhesive evenly over back of print. Do not spray the adhesive directly onto the mount board, adhesive should only be applied to the artwork. Hold the can 6 to 8 inches from the back of the artwork and begin spraying. Start with the edges first, then up and down, then left to right to create a grid pattern. Spray lightly; do not over saturate the sheet. Allow at least 5 to 10 minutes of open time for the solvent to evaporate.
  5. Align print to be mounted into desired position on top of mounting board. Starting at one edge, gently press the print onto the surface of the mount board while smoothing out any air bubbles.
  6. Gradually smooth print down board with soft cloth, roller or squeegee removing any air bubbles and wrinkles until print is completely mounted.
  7. Allow spray adhesive time to dry and bond completely. For best results, it is recommended that mounted print be placed under even pressure until completely dry.

Alternate Method: See How to Mount using Pressure-Sensitive Self-Adhesive Foam Board


How To Mount Using Foam Mounting Board
Foam Mounting Board :: Pouch Laminating Machines - Heated Roller or Platen

These instructions are designed for mounting using dry mount tissue and foam core mounting board (or other substrate without adhesive) with Mounting Pouch Laminators Mounting Pouch Laminators.

Mount Only:

  1. Start by carefully removing the mount board from the box. Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Place mounting board (or other substrate) on a flat surface.
  4. Carefully cut dry mount tissueto size of print to be mounted. Dry mount tissue is available in rolls or cut sheets.
  5. Position print to be mounted into desired position on top of tissue on top of mounting board. Align all pieces.
  6. For heated roller pouch laminators, place cover sheet over top of print before inserting into machine. Make sure to cover board completely so no adhesive is exposed.
    For platen pouch laminators, insert print, tissue and board into appropriately-sized pouch board carrier. The carrier prevents adhesive from squeezing out from between print and board and getting on the laminator rollers.
  7. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.) Make sure opening is wider than thickness of board so when inserting board cover sheet does not wrinkle and can be used again.
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  8. Ensure machine is preheated and has reached recommended or preset temperature setting.
  9. Rotate rollers to ensure even heating across full roller surface for optimal mounting results, if appropriate.
  10. Slowly insert board/carrier into roller opening. Insure board, tissue, image and cover sheet are centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board/carrier started between the rollers. Hold edges of carrier or board, tissue, image and sheet in place until grabbed by rollers. This will help prevent any shifting in placement.
  11. Board and cover sheet/carrier will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.
    CAUTION: Board will be HOT!
  12. Allow board to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.

Alternate Methods: How to Mount using Pressure-Sensitive Self-Adhesive Foam Board OR
How to Mount using Heat-Activated Adhesive Board - Mounting Pouch Laminating Machines


How To Mount Using Heat-Activated Adhesive Board
Heat-Activated Adhesive Board :: Mounting Pouch Laminating Machines - Heated Roller or Platen

These instructions are designed for mounting using heat-activated adhesive board with Mounting Pouch Laminators - Heated Roller or Platen.

Mount Only:

  1. Start by carefully removing the adhesive board from the box. Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean the board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Center image to be mounted on board.
  4. For heated roller mounting pouch laminators, place cover sheet (included in box of adhesive board) over top of image/board. Make sure to cover board completely so no adhesive is exposed.
    For platen mounting pouch laminators, place board and image in pouch carrier.
  5. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.) Make sure opening is wider than thickness of board so when inserting board cover sheet does not wrinkle and can be used again.
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  6. Ensure machine is preheated and has reached recommended or preset temperature setting.
  7. Slowly insert board into roller opening. Insure board, image and cover sheet are centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers. Hold board, image and sheet in place as enters rollers to prevent any shifting placement. If using carrier, pinch end of carrier to prevent board and image from slipping out of carrier.
  8. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.
    CAUTION: Board will be HOT!
  9. Allow board to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.

Mount & Laminate:
In order to mount and laminate in one step with a pouch laminator, it is recommended that pouch board be used.  See How to Mount using Pouch Board - Mounting Pouch Laminating Machines - Heated Roller OR
How to Mount using Pouch Board - Mounting Pouch Laminating Machines - Platen


How To Mount Using Heat-Activated Adhesive Board
Heat-Activated Adhesive Board :: Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller

These instructions are designed for mounting using heat-activated adhesive board with Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machines.

Mount Only:

To mount an image to a board without lamination, laminating film must NOT be threaded on the laminating/mounting machine.

  1. Start by carefully removing the adhesive board from the box. Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean the board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaing Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Center image to be mounted on board.
  4. Place cover sheet (included in box of adhesive board) over top of image/board. Make sure to cover board completely so no adhesive is exposed.
  5. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.) Make sure opening is wider than thickness of board so when inserting board cover sheet does not wrinkle and can be used again.
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  6. Ensure machine is preheated and has reached recommended or preset temperature setting.
  7. Rotate rollers to ensure even heating across full roller surface for optimal mounting results.
  8. Slowly insert board into roller opening. Insure board, image and cover sheet are centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers. Hold board, image and sheet in place as enters rollers to prevent any shifting placement.
  9. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.
    CAUTION: Board will be HOT!
  10. Allow board to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.

Mount & Laminate (Dual or Single-Sided):
In order to mount and laminate in one step, laminating film must be threaded on laminating machine.  To encapsulate (dual laminate) both the top and bottom film rolls should be threaded on the laminating machine.  For single-sided lamination, only the top roll of film should be threaded on the laminator.

  1. Start by carefully removing the adhesive board from the box. Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean the board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaing Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Center image to be mounted on board.
  4. Make sure laminating film is threaded properly. See operators manual or How to Load Laminating Film (add link when avail). To encapsulate board, both top and bottom rolls of film should be threaded and aligned over one another. For single-sided lamination (laminate over image), only top roll of lamination film should be threaded.
    Note: To thread laminator for one roll of film, begin by using a leader board the width of the laminator. This will prevent the top roll adhesive from coming in contract with the bottom roller. Follow the leader board immediately with the heat-activated mount board.
  5. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  6. Ensure machine is preheated and has reached recommended or preset temperature setting.
  7. Slowly insert board into roller opening. Insure board and image are centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers. Hold board and image in place as enters rollers to prevent image from shifting placement.
  8. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine. For single-sided lamination, immediately follow mount board with leader board, stopping rollers when leader board is between rollers. This prevents adhesive from coming in contact with bottom roller.
    CAUTION: Board and laminate will be HOT!
  9. Cut laminating film to separate mount board using Quik-E cutteror other trimmer / utility knife.
  10. Allow board to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.

Alternate Method: See How to Mount using Pouch Board - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller


How To Mount Using Heat-Activated Adhesive Board
Heat-Activated Adhesive Board :: Vacuum/Dry Mount Mechanical Press

These instructions are designed for mounting using heat-activated adhesive board with Vacuum or Dry Mount Mechanical Presses.  

Mount Only:

  1. Start by carefully removing the heat-activated adhesive board from the box. Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Prepare print. Reduce the moisture level in porous prints and substrates by pre-drying if necessary.
  4. Place print face up onto the heat-activated adhesive board in desired position.
  5. Ensure press is preheated and had reached a temperature of 160 to 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Note: Excessive temperature may result in damage to the mount board. The thickness and weight of the material being mounted may require settings to be adjusted. In general, it is better to increase dwell time before attempting to increase temperature.
  6. Place the assembled materials between two sheets of release paper and insert into press. The recommended dwell time for a vacuum press is 3 to 10 minutes and 30 seconds to 4 minutes for a dry mount mechanical press depending on the size and type of substrate being used
  7. Remove mounted print from the press. Allow board to cool completely under cooling weightsfor best results.

Mount & Laminate:

  1. Start by carefully removing the heat-activated adhesive board from the box.  Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Prepare print.  Reduce the moisture level in porous prints and substrates by pre-drying if necessary.
  4. Place print face up onto the heat-activated adhesive board in desired position.
  5. Trim laminateto desired size and place on top of print.
  6. Trim sponge overlay to desired size and place on top of print. Sponge overlay is used to ensure smooth even lamination results when using a press. Assembled piece should now be stacked (top to bottom) sponge overlay, laminate, print, and heat-activated board.
  7. Ensure press is preheated and had reached a temperature of 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Note: Excessive temperature may result in damage to the mount board. The thickness and weight of the material being mounted may require settings to be adjusted. In general, it is better to increase dwell time before attempting to increase temperature.
  8. Place the assembled materials between two sheets of release paper and insert into press. The recommended dwell time for a vacuum press is 4 to 16 minutes and 1-1/2 to 8 minutes for a dry mount mechanical presses depending on the size and type of substrate being used.
  9. Removed mounted print from the press. Allow board to cool completely under cooling weights for best results.
Alternate Method:  See How to Mount using Mount Board - Vacuum or Dry Mount Mechanical Presses


How to Make Self-Adhesive Board using Heated Roller Roll Laminator or Cold Roll Laminator
 Heated Roller Roll Laminator: 

Create self-adhesive mount board using pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating film, mounting board (or other substrate) and a Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machine.  To accomplish this task, the laminator must only be thread with the top roll of laminating film.

  1. Start by carefully remove the mounting board from the box.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  4. Next load pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating filmon TOP mandrel. DO NOT remove release liner. Bottom mandrel should not be loaded with any lamination film. If any film is loaded on the bottom mandrel, it should not be thread on the machine. See operations manual for film loading instructions.
    Note: To thread laminator for one roll of film, begin by using a leader board the width of the laminator. This will prevent the top roll adhesive from coming in contract with the bottom roller. Follow the leader board immediately with the mount board.
  5. Ensure laminator has reached appropriate temperature.
  6. Slowly insert board into roller opening immediately following leader board. Ensure board is centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  7. As board moves through machine decal film will be adhered to board.
  8. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine. Immediately follow mount board with leader board and STOP machine rollers when leader board is between rollers. This will prevent adhesive from getting on machine rollers.
  9. Top of board should now be release liner of decal film - creating self-adhesive mount board.
    CAUTION: Board and film will be HOT!
  10. Cut board from decal film using Quik-E cutteror other trimmer / utility knife.
  11. Allow board to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.

Cold Roll Laminator: 

To create self-adhesive mount board using cold roll mounting adhesives, mounting board (or other substrate) and a Cold Roll Laminating Machine, only the top mandrel of the laminator should be loaded and thread with a roll of mounting adhesive. Bottom mandrel should be empty or not thread.

  1. Start by carefully removing the mounting board from the box.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  4. Next load cold roll mounting adhesiveon TOP mandrel. DO NOT remove release liner. Bottom mandrel should not be loaded with any lamination film. If any film is loaded on the bottom mandrel, it should not be thread on the machine. See operations manual for film loading instructions.
    Note: To thread laminator for one roll of film, begin by using a leader board the width of the laminator. This will prevent the top roll adhesive from coming in contract with the bottom roller. Follow the leader board immediately with the mount board.
  5. Slowly insert board into roller opening immediately following leader board. Ensure board is centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  6. As board moves through machine mounting adhesive will be adhered to board.
  7. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine. Immediately follow mount board with leader board and STOP machine rollers when leader board is between rollers. This will prevent adhesive from getting on machine rollers.
  8. Top of board should now be release liner of mounting adhesive - creating self-adhesive mount board.
  9. Cut board from mounting adhesive using Quik-E cutteror other trimmer / utility knife.

How To Make Self-Adhesive Board using a Heated Roller Roll Laminator or Cold Roll Laminator
 Heated Roller Roll Laminator:

Create self-adhesive mount board using pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating film, mounting board (or other substrate) and a Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machine.  To accomplish this task, the laminator must only be thread with the top roll of laminating film.

  1. Start by carefully remove the mounting board from the box.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles.(Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.) Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  4. Next load pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating film on TOP mandrel. DO NOT remove release liner.  Bottom mandrel should not be loaded with any lamination film.  If any film is loaded on the bottom mandrel, it should not be thread on the machine.  See operations manual for film loading instructions.
    Note: To thread laminator for one roll of film, begin by using a leader board the width of the laminator.  This will prevent the top roll adhesive from coming in contract with the bottom roller.  Follow the leader board immediately with the mount board. 
  5. Ensure laminator has reached appropriate temperature.
  6. Slowly insert board into roller opening immediately following leader board.  Ensure board is centered and straight.  A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  7. As board moves through machine decal film will be adhered to board.
  8. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.  Immediately follow mount board with leader board and STOP machine rollers when leader board is between rollers.  This will prevent adhesive from getting on machine rollers.
  9. Top of board should now be release liner of decal film - creating self-adhesive mount board. CAUTION: Board and film will be HOT!
  10. Cut board from decal film using Quik-E cutter or other trimmer / utility knife.
  11. Allow board to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.
Cold Roll Laminator:

To create self-adhesive mount board using cold roll mounting adhesives, mounting board (or other substrate) and a Cold Roll Laminating Machine, only the top mandrel of the laminator should be loaded and thread with a roll of mounting adhesive.  Bottom mandrel should be empty or not thread.

  1. Start by carefully remove the mounting board from the box.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles.(Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.) Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  4. Next load cold roll mounting adhesive on TOP mandrel.  DO NOT remove release liner.  Bottom mandrel should not be loaded with any lamination film.  If any film is loaded on the bottom mandrel, it should not be thread on the machine.  See operations manual for film loading instructions.
    Note: To thread laminator for one roll of film, begin by using a leader board the width of the laminator.  This will prevent the top roll adhesive from coming in contract with the bottom roller.  Follow the leader board immediately with the mount board.
  5. Slowly insert board into roller opening immediately following leader board.  Ensure board is centered and straight.  A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  6. As board moves through machine mounting adhesive will be adhered to board.
  7. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.  Immediately follow mount board with leader board and STOP machine rollers when leader board is between rollers.  This will prevent adhesive from getting on machine rollers.
  8. Top of board should now be release liner of mounting adhesive - creating self-adhesive mount board.
  9. Cut board from mounting adhesive using Quik-E cutter or other trimmer / utility knife.

How To Mount Using Mount Board
Mount Board :: Vacuum/Dry Mount Mechanical Press

These instructions are designed for mounting using foam mount board and dry mount tissue with Vacuum or Dry Mount Mechanical Presses.

Mount Only:

  1. Start by carefully removing the mount board from the box. Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Prepare print. Reduce the moisture level in porous prints and substrates by pre-drying if necessary.
  4. Place print upside down on flat surface and tack dry mount tissue (this is a dry adhesive) on back of print/artwork using a tacking iron. When tacking tissue into place, a piece of release papershould be placed between tacking iron and tissue. Note only tack one small area of the adhesive to the print.
  5. Trim tissue/adhesive to desired size of print. Dry mount tissue is available in both rolls and cut sheets.
  6. Place print face up onto the mount board in desired position. Carefully lift print and tack a small area of the adhesive to the substrate. When tacking, a small piece of release paper should be placed between the iron and adhesive.
  7. Ensure press is preheated and had reached a temperature of 160 to 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Note: Excessive temperature may result in damage to the mount board. The thickness and weight of the material being mounted may require settings to be adjusted. In general, it is better to increase dwell time before attempting to increase temperature.
  8. Place the assembled materials between two sheets of release paper and insert into press. The recommended dwell time for a vacuum press is 3 to 10 minutes and 30 seconds to 4 minutes for a dry mount mechanical press depending on the size and type of substrate being used.
  9. Remove mounted print from the press. Allow board to cool completely under cooling weightsfor best results.

Mount & Laminate:

  1. Start by carefully removing the mount board from the box.  Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Prepare print.  Reduce the moisture level in porous prints and substrates by pre-drying if necessary.

  1. Place print upside down on flat surface and tack dry mount tissue (this is a dry adhesive) on back of print/artwork using a tacking iron.  When tacking tissue into place, a piece of release papershould be placed between tacking iron and tissue. Note only tack one small area of the adhesive to the print.
  2. Trim tissue/adhesive to desired size of print. Dry mount tissue is available in both rolls and cut sheets.
  3. Place print face up onto the mount board in desired position. Carefully lift print and tack a small area of the adhesive to the substrate. When tacking, a small piece of release paper should be placed between the iron and adhesive.
  4. Trim laminate to desired size and place on top of print.  
  5. Trim sponge overlay to desired size and place on top of print.  Sponge overlay is used to ensure smooth even lamination results when using a press.  Assembled piece should now be stacked (top to bottom) sponge overlay, laminate, print, dry mount tissue, and mount board.
  6. Ensure press is preheated and had reached a temperature of 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
Note: Excessive temperature may result in damage to the mount board.  The thickness and weight of the material being mounted may require settings to be adjusted. In general, it is better to increase dwell time before attempting to increase temperature.
  1. Place the assembled materials between two sheets of release paper and insert into press.  The recommended dwell time for a vacuum press is 4 to 16 minutes and  1-1/2 to 8 minutes for a dry mount mechanical press depending on the size and type of substrate being used.
  2. Remove mounted print from the press.  Allow board to cool completely under cooling weights for best results.
Alternate Method:  See How to Mount using Heat-Activated Adhesive Board - Vacuum or Dry Mount Mechanical Presses

How To Mount Using Pressure-Sensitive Decal Pouch Film and Mount Board or Other Substrate
Pressure-Sensitive Decal Pouch Film :: Pouch Machine then Manual or Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller or Cold

These instructions are designed for mounting in a two step process using pressure-sensitive decal pouch film and a pouch laminator then mounting with or without a Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machine or Cold Roll Laminating Machine.

Step 1: Laminate image using Pressure-Sensitive Decal Pouch Film and a Pouch Laminator.

  1. Start by carefully removing the pressure-sensitive decal pouch film from the box. Bottom of pouch will have release liner. DO NOT remove release liner.
  2. Gently lift laminate film and center image in pouch. Release liner side should be down. Lay film back down over image.
  3. Place pouch with image inside appropriately-sized pouch film carrier. The carrier prevents adhesive from squeezing out from between the laminate film and getting on the laminator rollers.
    NOTE: For heated-roller pouch machines, place pouch with image on pouch sledso image will lay flat and not wrap around rollers when passing through machine.
  4. Ensure pouch laminator has reached appropriate temperature. If appropriate, rotate rollers to ensure even heating.
  5. Slowly insert pouch carrier/sled into roller opening. Ensure pouch film is centered and straight within carrier or on sled. A gentle push may be required to get carrier/sled started between the rollers. Hold edges of pouch film carrier or image and sled tightly until rollers have grabbed. This will prevent film from slipping out of carrier or shifting on sled.
  6. Pouch carrier/sled will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.
    CAUTION: Pouch carrier/sled and film will be HOT!
  7. Allow carrier/sled and film to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.

Step 2: Mount to substrate (foam mounting board or other)

Mount - Manual:

These instructions are designed to mount an image using pressure-sensitive decal pouch filmto a mount board without using a laminating machine.

  1. Start by carefully removing the board from the box.
  2. Flip image over so release liner is face up. Peel release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against back of image, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  3. Place mount board on a flat surface.
  4. Gently place print (sticky area down) into desired position on top of the mount board. Gently allow the adhesive to come into contact with the board, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  5. Gradually pull back release liner from under print. Allow the remainder of the print to come smoothly into contact with the board. Gently smooth print down board with soft cloth removing any air bubbles and wrinkles until print is completely mounted and release liner is removed entirely.

Mount - Roll Laminating Machine (Heated Roller or Cold):

To mount an image laminated with pressure-sensitive decal pouch film to a mount board, laminating film must NOT be threaded on the laminating/mounting machine and any heat should be shut off.

  1. Start by carefully removing the board from the box.  
  2. Flip image over so release liner is face up.  Peel release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against back of image, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  3. Place mount board on a flat surface.
  4. Gently place print (sticky area down) into desired position on top of the mount board.  Gently allow the adhesive to come into contact with the board, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  5. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  1. Slowly insert board into roller opening.  Ensure board and image are centered and straight.  A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  2. As board moves through machine, gradually pull back release liner from under print.  Rollers will apply pressure to print and smooth print onto board as it passes through the machine.
  3. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.  
 Alternate Method: See How to Mount using Pouch Board - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller

How To Mount Using Pressure-Sensitive Decal Roll Laminating Film and Mount Board or Other Substrate
Pressure-Sensitive Decal Roll Laminating Film :: Heated Roller Roll Laminating Machine then Manual or Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller or Cold

These instructions are designed for single-sided lamination and decal mounting in a two step process using pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating film and a Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machine then mounting with or without a Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machine or Cold Roll Laminating Machine.

Step 1: Laminate image using pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating film and a Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machine.

  1. Start by threading your roll laminator with film. Top roll will be loaded with film of your choice. Load pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating filmon bottom mandrel. DO NOT remove release liner. Ensure rolls are aligned on mandrels directly above one another. See operations manual for film loading instructions.
  2. Ensure laminator has reached appropriate temperature. If appropriate, rotate rollers to ensure even heating.
  3. Engage rollers and slowly feed image across feed tray and into laminating rollers.
  4. Image will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine. Top of image should be laminated and bottom of image should have release liner.
    CAUTION: Image and film will be HOT!
  5. Cut image from laminating film using Quik-E cutteror other trimmer / utility knife.
  6. Allow image/film to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.
  7. Trim print to size.

Step 2: Mount to substrate (foam mounting board or other)

Mount - Manual:
These instructions are designed to mount an image using pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating film to a mount board without using a laminating machine.

  1. Start by carefully removing the board from the box.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)  
  3. Flip image over so release liner is face up.  Peel release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against back of image, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  4. Place mount board on a flat surface.
  5. Gently place print (sticky area down) into desired position on top of the mount board.  Gently allow the adhesive to come into contact with the board, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  6. Gradually pull back release liner from under print.  Allow the remainder of the print to come smoothly into contact with the board.  Gently smooth print down board with soft cloth, roller or squeegee removing any air bubbles and wrinkles until print is completely mounted and release liner is removed entirely.
 
Mount - Roll Laminating Machine (Heated Roller or Cold):
To mount an image laminated with pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating film to a mount board, laminating film must NOT be threaded on the laminating/mounting machine and any heat should be shut off.
  1. Start by carefully removing the board from the box.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)  
  3. Flip image over so release liner is face up.  Peel release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against back of image, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  4. Place mount board on a flat surface.
  5. Gently place print (sticky area down) into desired position on top of the mount board.  Gently allow the adhesive to come into contact with the board, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  6. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  1. Slowly insert board into roller opening.  Ensure board and image are centered and straight.  A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  2. As board moves through machine, gradually pull back release liner from under print.  Rollers will apply pressure to print and smooth print onto board as it passes through the machine.
  3. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.  
 Alternate Method: See How to Mount using Pouch Board - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller


How To Mount Using Pressure-Sensitive (Self-Adhesive) Foam Board
Pressure-Sensitive (Self-Adhesive) Foam Board :: Manual >> Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller

These instructions are designed for mounting using pressure-sensitive (self-adhesive) foam board with or without Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machines or Cold Roll Laminating Machines.

Mount Only - Manual:
To mount an image to a self-adhesive board without lamination, laminating film must NOT be threaded on the laminating/mounting machine and heat should be shut off. NOTE: Mounting can be done manually without a laminating machine as well.

  1. Start by carefully removing the board from the box.
  2. Peel release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against board, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  3. Place self-adhesive board on a flat surface with exposed adhesive side up.
  4. Slide print to be mounted into desired position on top of the folded release paper. Gently allow the print to come into contact with the adhesive, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  5. Gradually pull back release liner from under print. Allow the remainder of the print to come smoothly into contact with the adhesive. Gently smooth print down board with soft cloth removing any air bubbles and wrinkles until print is completely mounted and release liner is removed entirely.

Mount Only - Roll Laminating Machine (Heated Roller or Cold):
To mount an image to a self-adhesive board without lamination, laminating film must NOT be threaded on the laminating/mounting machine and any heat should be shut off.

  1. Start by carefully removing the board from the box.
  2. Peel release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against board, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  3. Place self-adhesive board on a flat surface with exposed adhesive side up.
  4. Slide print to be mounted into desired position on top of the folded release paper. Gently allow the print to come into contact with the adhesive, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  5. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  6. Slowly insert board into roller opening. Ensure board and image are centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  7. As board moves through machine, gradually pull back release liner from board. Rollers will apply pressure to print and smooth print onto board as it passes through the machine.
  8. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.

Mount & Laminate (Dual or Single-Sided) - Roll Laminating Machine (Heated Roller or Cold):
In order to mount and laminate in one step, laminating film must be threaded on laminating machine.  To encapsulate (dual laminate) both the top and bottom film rolls should be threaded on the laminating machine.  For single-sided lamination, only the top roll of film should be threaded on the laminator.

  1. Start by carefully removing the board from the box.
  2. Peel release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against board, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  3. Place self-adhesive board on a flat surface with exposed adhesive side up.
  4. Slide print to be mounted into desired position on top of the folded release paper. Gently allow the print to come into contact with the adhesive, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  5. Make sure laminating film is threaded properly. See operators manual or How to Load Laminating Film (add link when avail). To encapsulate board, both top and bottom rolls of film should be threaded and aligned over one another. For single-sided lamination (laminate over image), only top roll of lamination film should be threaded.
    Note: To thread laminator for one roll of film, begin by using a leader board the width of the laminator. This will prevent the top roll adhesive from coming in contract with the bottom roller. Follow the leader board immediately with the self-adhesive board.
  6. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  7. Ensure machine is preheated and has reached recommended or preset temperature setting, if applicable.
  8. Slowly insert board into roller opening. Ensure board and image are centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  9. As board moves through machine, gradually pull back release liner from board. Rollers will apply pressure to print and smooth print onto board and laminate in one pass as the board moves through the machine.
  10. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine. For single-sided lamination, immediately follow mount board with leader board, stopping rollers when leader board is between rollers. This prevents adhesive from coming in contact with bottom roller.
    CAUTION: Board and laminate will be HOT when exiting a heated roller laminating machine!
  11. Cut laminating film to separate mount board using Quik-E cutteror other trimmer / utility knife.
  12. Allow board to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping when using heated roller laminating machine.

Alternate Method: See How to Mount using Pouch Board - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller


How To Mount Using Pressure-Sensitive Decal Roll Laminating Film and Mount Board or Other Substrate
Use Pressure-Sensitive Decal Roll Laminating Film to create Self-Adhesive Mount Boards :: Heated Roller Roll Laminating Machine then Manual or Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller or Cold

These instructions are designed for multi-step mounting and laminating (if desired) using pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating film, mounting board (or other substrate) and a Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machine or Cold Roll Laminating Machine.

Create self-adhesive mount board using pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating film, mounting board (or other substrate) and a Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machine. To accomplish this task, the laminator must only be thread with the top roll of laminating film.

  1. Start by carefully remove the mounting board from the box.
  2. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  3. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  4. Next load pressure-sensitive decal roll laminating filmon TOP mandrel. DO NOT remove release liner. Bottom mandrel should not be loaded with any lamination film. If any film is loaded on the bottom mandrel, it should not be thread on the machine. See operations manual for film loading instructions.
    Note: To thread laminator for one roll of film, begin by using a leader board the width of the laminator. This will prevent the top roll adhesive from coming in contract with the bottom roller. Follow the leader board immediately with the mount board.
  5. Ensure laminator has reached appropriate temperature.
  6. Slowly insert board into roller opening immediately following leader board. Ensure board is centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  7. As board moves through machine decal film will be adhered to board.
  8. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine. Immediately follow mount board with leader board and STOP machine rollers when leader board is between rollers. This will prevent adhesive from getting on machine rollers.
  9. Top of board should now be release liner of decal film - creating self-adhesive mount board.
    CAUTION: Board and film will be HOT!
  10. Cut board from decal film using Quik-E cutteror other trimmer / utility knife.
  11. Allow board to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.

Mount Only - Manual:

  1. Start by carefully peeling release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against board, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  2. Place self-adhesive board on a flat surface with exposed adhesive side up.
  3. Slide print to be mounted into desired position on top of the folded release paper. Gently allow the print to come into contact with the adhesive, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  4. Gradually pull back release liner from board. Allow the remainder of the print to come smoothly into contact with the adhesive. Gently smooth print down board with soft cloth removing any air bubbles and wrinkles until print is completely mounted and release liner is removed entirely.

Mount Only - Roll Laminating Machine (Heated Roller or Cold):
To mount an image to a self-adhesive board without lamination, laminating film must NOT be threaded on the laminating/mounting machine and any heat should be shut off.

  1. Start by carefully peeling release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against board, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  2. Place self-adhesive board on a flat surface with exposed adhesive side up.
  3. Slide print to be mounted into desired position on top of the folded release paper. Gently allow the print to come into contact with the adhesive, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  4. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  5. Slowly insert board into roller opening. Ensure board and image are centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  6. As board moves through machine, gradually pull back release liner from board. Rollers will apply pressure to print and smooth print onto board as it passes through the machine.
  7. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.

Mount & Laminate (Dual or Single-Sided) - Roll Laminating Machine (Heated Roller or Cold):
In order to mount and laminate in one step, laminating film must be threaded on laminating machine.  To encapsulate (dual laminate) both the top and bottom film rolls should be threaded on the laminating machine.  For single-sided lamination, only the top roll of film should be threaded on the laminator.

  1. Start by carefully peeling release paper back about 1/2" and fold back against board, leaving 1/2" sticky area exposed.
  2. Place self-adhesive board on a flat surface with exposed adhesive side up.
  3. Slide print to be mounted into desired position on top of the folded release paper. Gently allow the print to come into contact with the adhesive, pressing from center toward outside edges of board.
  4. Make sure laminating film is threaded properly. See operators manual or How to Load Laminating Film (add link when avail). To encapsulate board, both top and bottom rolls of film should be threaded and aligned over one another. For single-sided lamination (laminate over image), only top roll of lamination film should be threaded.
    Note: To thread laminator for one roll of film, begin by using a leader board the width of the laminator. This will prevent the top roll adhesive from coming in contract with the bottom roller. Follow the leader board immediately with the self-adhesive board.
  5. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
    Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  6. Ensure machine is preheated and has reached recommended or preset temperature setting, if applicable.
  7. Slowly insert board into roller opening. Ensure board and image are centered and straight. A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.
  8. As board moves through machine, gradually pull back release liner from board. Rollers will apply pressure to print and smooth print onto board and laminate in one pass as the board moves through the machine.
  9. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine. For single-sided lamination, immediately follow mount board with leader board, stopping rollers when leader board is between rollers. This prevents adhesive from coming in contact with bottom roller.
    CAUTION: Board and laminate will be HOT when exiting a heated roller laminating machine!
  10. Cut laminating film to separate mount board using Quik-E cutteror other trimmer / utility knife.
  11. Allow board to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping when using heated roller laminating machine.

Alternate Method: See How to Mount using Pouch Board - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller
See How to Mount using Heat Activated Board - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller
See How to Mount using Pressure-Sensitive (Self-Adhesive) Board - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller
See How to Mount using Pressure-Sensitive Decal Pouch Film - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller
See How to Mount using SuperStick Pouch Laminating Film - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller


How To Mount Using SuperStick™ Pouch Laminating Film and Mount Board or Other Substrate
SuperStick™ Pouch Laminating Film :: Pouch or Roll Laminating Machine - Heated Roller

These instructions are designed for one-step mounting and laminating using SuperStick™ pouch laminating film and a Heated Roller Mounting Pouch Laminator or a Heated Roller Roll Laminating/Mounting Machine. NOTE:  For mounting using a heated roller roll laminator, laminating film must NOT be threaded.

  1. Start by carefully removing the SuperStick™ pouch laminating film from the box.  Bottom of pouch contains adhesive and will have opaque, rough surface.
  2. Gently lift laminate film and center image in pouch.   Adhesive side should be down.  Lay film back down over image.
  3. Next carefully remove mounting board from box.  Remove protective liner, if applicable.
  4. Using a clean "sticky" roller, clean board of any dust particles. (Suggested product: Dust Cleaning Roller & Tacky Pad #7178)
  5. Place pouch with image inside on appropriately sized board or other substrate.
Note: If using heated roller roll laminator, unthread or remove any lamination film from machine before proceeding.
  1. Ensure laminator has reached appropriate temperature.  If appropriate, rotate rollers to ensure even heating.  
  2. Adjust roller or set nip pressure setting to thickness of the board being used (ex. 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", etc.)
Note: Some laminators have fixed pressure settings - follow recommendations in operations manual.
  1. Slowly insert pouch and board into roller opening.  Ensure pouch film is centered and straight on board.  A gentle push may be required to get board started between the rollers.  Hold edges of pouch film and board tightly until rollers have grabbed.  This will prevent film from shifting on board.  
  2. Board will feed through the laminator and automatically exit the back of the laminating machine.  
CAUTION: Board and film will be HOT!
  1. Allow board to cool completely on a flat surface to help prevent warping.
 Alternate Method: See How to Mount using Pouch Board - Roll Laminating Machines - Heated Roller