Acid Free Ph Neutral Artists Tape - 55m Rolls - special price 6.99 inc VAT
|AT25 Tape. We buy our tapes in bulk direct from the factory for best value to our customers. |
Known in the USA as "Artists Tape" 25mm (1") wide, neutral ph paper and adhesive, 80 gsm acid-free paper.
Acid-Free. Ready to use. Self adhesive rolls.
PH7-70 Tape. Like our artists tape, but on longer 66 metre roll in a box. Uses include hinging artwork, fitting artwork into mounts, sealing frames, lining frame rebates etc. The tape is self adhesive, and once on it stays on. White, single sided acid-free (pH 7 neutral) self adhesive paper tape. Coated with an acid free, water based acrylic adhesive system, non-aging and will not turn yellow. Can also be used as a quality frame seal.
On sale elsewhere at £12 or more per single roll!
3M pressure sensitive 2321 tape, "cream tape" 25mm (1 inch) wide for standard mounts. For economical fixing of non-valuable pictures or photos. Resists slivering yet easily hand tearable. Rubber adhesive with instant adhesion. Good holding power that also resists lifting or curling and helps reduce rework. full roll 50 metres.
Note these genuine Stik2 Blue (permanent adhesive) are direct from the factory - no retail blister packs or wasteful retail packaging. We sell them direct to you.
Stix2 from 2.10 each (in packs of 5)
|Double sided on professional size rolls from £3 each - or singles from 3.99 each plus VAT|
ALL OUR TAPES ARE FACTORY FRESH - WE BUY IN BULK
Artist Tape | PH770 Tape | Budget fixing tape |Double sided Runners | Double sided | Which tape to use? | Top
Which Mount fixing tape to use?
Self adhesive tapes should be rubbed (burnished) firmly so the adhesive "takes" and becomes permanent. Otherwise they will fall off. Full instructions are always included with your mount or mounts, on our hints and tips sheet.
First thing we have to say is: we wouldn't sell it if we wouldn't use it! There are various tapes on offer, all with different properties. This will help you chose the one for your needs:
AT25 Artists Tape Good quality general purpose acid free single sided permanent mounting and frame sealing tape on 50 metre rolls. 80gsm thick paper with acid free adhesive. (not boxed - standard roll 50 metres)
PH7-70 High specification acid free single sided permanent tape with many uses including fixing pictures into mounts and frame sealing. Longer 72 yard/66 metre rolls. Another good item which we wouldn't sell if we didn't use it ourselves. (longer roll at 66 metres - each roll is boxed)
Benefits of AT25 and pH7-70: Both are Acid-Free/Neutral PH, high initial grab, useful general purpose good quality mount and frame tape, good value. The first choice of many professional framers. (We sell a lot of this to picture framers!)
3M Cream Tape. Pressure sensitive. For some reason the makers, 3M do refer to this as "masking", but this one has a far higher tack than any high street masking tape. Although it is a cream colour, don't confuse don't use it like an ordinary masking tape if you have any left over, its a lot stickier! This is ideal for the typical artwork or photos you will be using standard (neutral ph) mounts for. It is not "archival" or "conservation" quality, but perfectly suitable for day to day use. Should never be used on valuable or non-replaceable items. We use this in our own workshops on all "bulk" or non valuable paper or photographic items. Does not lose its tack and fall off like masking tape or inferior tapes*. A favourite with artists and photographers who re-sell. Benefits: Economy, stays put - but not "archival". We have included the cream tape in answer to several customer enquiries about fixing pictures into their mounts cheaply.
Tape Runners - For photo mounting or fixing backs onto smaller mounts. Acid free, dispense strips of permanent double sided adhesive in any length you want . For mounting photos onto card as well as fitting mount backs. tape is approx 8mm wide. Repositionable until firm pressure applied, when it becomes permanent. Not recommended for fixing the backs to large mounts but very good for all sizes up to around 12x10. 12 metres per dispenser. Finger-lift double-sided tape (below) is more economical if you have more than a few to do.
Fingerlift double sided - Professional grade high-tack permanent acid free adhesive system. Easy to use, tear off the length you want, stick to one surface, peel the backing tape off when you are ready to stick your two card surfaces together. They claim it works on most smooth surfaces -eg wood, card, paper even metal. So you can use this on any size mount, large or small, as well as for photo mounting. We use this in our own workshops as well. No dispenser gun required. 50 metre rolls are very economical. Very strong, will even stick clean sheet metal.
NOTE! If you are buying acid free, conservation or black core mounts (any mounts except standard budget board) We do supply an appropriate amount of P90 archival tape free of charge when you order acid-free/conservation or archive type mounts. This is because we have no minimum order, and if you are only having a couple of mounts we would rather give you what you need, than sell you 49.9 metres of something you don't.
* when first starting out selling pictures or photos, many artists and photographers try (quite rightly) to reduce costs, thats good business sense. But as framers we see improperly mounted art and photos on a daily basis. We routinely fix badly mounted artwork held in with masking tape (sometimes sellotape, or even duct tape!). Masking tape really will come off quite quickly, it's Russian Roulette, a matter of days/weeks/months. Masking tape is specially designed NOT to stay permanently stuck. Some is even branded "7 days", and then sooner or later the artwork will drop in the mount, and the customer has to bring it to a framer for fixing. If you are only using a couple of small tape hinges this tiny economy is irrelevant compared to your reputation and future sales to that customer.
If using adhesive tapes, have a look at our mounts FAQ section, for tips and hints on fitting.