For Ron - linen tape

Rebecca

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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Hi Ron,

You may want to keep your roll of gummed tape. I tried Hugh's method of hot water (actually stuck the adhesive side under the hot water tap, and it worked like a charm.

Lay the gooped length to join your two matboads, finger press any creases/crinkles out, cover with a strip of matboard and weight.

The pressure sensitive is still easier, but if one is concerned about the longevity of the p/s adhesive the gummed method is pretty painless.

Probably everyone but me knew the hot water trick eh?


Rebecca
 

framanista

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I didn't know about the hot water until that recent thread.

It's an awful feeling to be a framer and not be able to make your tape stick! I'll give it another try.
 

preservator

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Wilmington, DE
There seem to be two levels of linen tape available from most suppliers: the cheap yucky
grade and the expensive grade, where the taste
is more acceptable. The cheap stuff is fine
for spining mats, if hot water is used, but the
better grade is nicer to use if one is securing
the ends of edge support strips and other such
applications.

Hugh
 

Ron Eggers

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It also concerns me to hear Hugh use a word like "yucky." It wasn't that long ago that he would have used 6 or 8 words that I'd have to look up, only to discover they mean "yucky."

Maybe he's been hanging around The Grumble too long.
 
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