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Mounting a map

Postby Yacht762 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:40 am

I’m trying to mount a large map which my customer wants to use as a pin board showing where he has been, I’m using ‘Sundaela’ board, popular for notice boards but am having difficulty mounting the map. It has a glossy finish, I’ve tried spray mount, then spray carpet adhesive both without success, we’ve had to buy another map as a result. Any ideas how best to mount it please.
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Re: Mounting a map

Postby David McCormack » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:45 pm

Would it work mounted to self adhesive foamboard? If you don't have a roller-press to apply even pressure on the foamboard then it can be done by hand with a brayer rubber roller. Mount it to standard self adhesive board first, like Arqadia fast-mount, and you can apply a fair amount of pressure with a hand roller and then glue the mounted map and board to foam-board with wet glue.
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Re: Mounting a map

Postby prospero » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:42 pm

Welcome to the Forum Yacht762. :D

Hope you don't mind me moving this topic to the help section....
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Re: Mounting a map

Postby theframer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:39 pm

Good advice from David thats the way to do it :rock:
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Re: Mounting a map

Postby featurepiece » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:11 pm

foamboard would be my choice too, actually I done one about 2 weeks ago. I wasn't sure that the pins would stay in but they held without issue
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