Using Self-Adhesive Foam Board


When it comes to the wide variety of materials used for framing, mounting pictures, making projects, creating craftwork, etc., foam boards are the most preferred substrates that are used for domestic as well as commercial purposes. What are the various properties of foam board that make it a highly preferred material?
Foam board is a lightweight, yet it is one of the most durable materials used for crafts and projects. It is easy to cut into different shapes which makes it an ideal choice for mounting pictures as well as for backing material for framing. Foam board comes in wide variety and serves multiple purposes. The foam board substrate that is going to be discussed today is self-adhesive or pressure-sensitive foam board.

Self-adhesive foam board



A self-adhesive foam board is extensively used for mounting purposes, especially for posters. Foam boards and the adhesives on these boards aren’t meant to be used for archival purposes. Rather, they are made in a way that helps to serve a quick-fix requirement. Therefore, for permanent applications, many other techniques and approaches are used for mounting artwork and pictures, which include acid-free dry mount tissue into acid-free foam board. For most dent resistant mounting, Gatorfoam boards are preferred. 

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Self-adhesive foam boards are an ideal choice when it comes to cold mounting photographs. In fact, some variations of this foam board incorporate acid-free adhesives and are chemically inert. Typically supplied as one or two sided pressure sensitive board, this substrate is readily available in retail as well as online stores. One of the major reasons why this type of foam board is commonly used is that it is quite quick and easy to use and doesn’t require any exterior application or drying time. All you have to do is simply peel and stick to the surface. This is also the reason why it is recommended for mounting posters and photographs. It doesn’t require any messy spray or glue and cuts across with convenience just like any other foam board. It comes in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses ranging from 1/8 to 3/16 inches. 

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