Archival Cloth RL1 / RLH

Archival Cloth RL1 / RLH

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Available coated with either heat-activated archivally approved Archibond™ adhesive, or non archival Heatseal adhesive. Developed principally for the repair and backing of large scale items, Archival Cloth may also be used for the reinforcement of bindings, including photograph albums. Heatseal adhesive is recommended for the mounting of coated surfaces, including Cibachrome photographic paper.

Made from 100% cotton fibre, Archival Cloth is coated with either Archibond or Heatseal adhesive, and impregnated with the fungicide, bactericide and mothproofer Ultrafresh-40. Specifically chosen by one of the nation's principle testing laboratories, Ultrafresh-40 is impregnated into the cloth before the application of the heat-activated adhesive and will in no way damage the laminated subject. The inclusion of Ultrafresh-40 will prevent any problem occurring when the laminated items are themselves stored for long periods of time.

Sectional maps and charts can be mounted safely as the adhesive will not ooze out from between the gaps. With the introduction of this material to the range of archival products, the conservation of maps and charts will be greatly assisted.

Available in roll size:

  • 1240x1000mm
  • 1240mmx10mt



Cut the Archival Cloth to a size slightly larger than that of the subject to be mounted and then carefully peel off the protective backing paper on the inside of the roll. Using the Tacking Iron with a small piece of Silicone Release Paper gently secure the subject to the cloth, placing the release paper between the iron and subject.

Place the supported subject between two pieces of either Silicone Release Paper or PTFE Cloth and insert in the Hardbed Press which should be pre-set at between 80º C and 90º C (176F and 194F), for approximately 30 seconds. On removal trim the cloth to size.

Where several insertions are necessary, ie a large map, the metal Mounting Cover should be used during lamination to prevent the possibility of platen edge marks transferring to the subject during numerous insertions.


Coated Archival Cloth may easily be removed by placing the laminated article between blotting paper and immersing in a shallow bath of IMS or other suitable spirit based solvents, for a few minutes. Delamination time will vary according to the thickness of the article mounted. Care should always be taken when delaminating articles with suspect spirit based inks.

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