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Designs Ink is thrilled to announce the availability of Film 4000 in the USA. It is 100% pure film adhesive with no carrier allowing it to melt clear enabling applications that tissues simply are not well suited for. Dry mount film (DMF) adhesives have been used in specialty and creative dry mount applications for decades whenever a clear hot bond was required--including everything from mounting two-sided newsprint onto a dark substrate to canvas transferring--and has been a staple for full service custom picture framers for decades.

A shortage of film products including Fusion 4000 and Drytac Flobond occurred beginning in 2020 because of supply chain issues, which ultimately ended up in film adhesive being discontinued from industry suppliers. It was thought dry mount film adhesive would disappear forever, but after much searching, a small supply has been located and is currently being sold until current supplies are sold out. Film 4000 is now being exclusively sold by Designs Ink in America to framers, artists, photographers, and anyone who has been missing it these past years.

For film specs and information: Film 4000 Sell Sheet

For order information: Film 4000 Order Form


Left image shows a tiered mat sampler including all four design concepts: Surface Tiering, Pin-Striping, Bevel Banding, and Under Tiering.

The right image shows the stacking arrangement of Film 4000 between each layer prior to mounting in a 210M-X mechanical press at 200 degrees for 10 minutes. Bottom to top: 1 sheet Canson Black, Film 4000, 1 sheet Antique White 4-ply rag, Film 4000, 3 sheets Canson Sky Gray with Film between each, 1 sheet Canson Cream, Film 4000, and 1 Bainbridge 4-ply decorative blackcore.

Chris Paschke's books The Mounting and Laminating Handbook, THIRD EDITION and Creative Mounting, Wrapping and Laminating have long taught techniques that used film adhesive both for problem solving and as income revenue featuring creative techniques. Books are available through various local distributors, PPFA and PFM PubCo bookstores, or you may order them directly from Designs Ink Publishing at this site.

Email us at: info@designsinkart.com or order@designsinkart.com with questions concerning the product or ordering. Only one size roll is available at 20.8" x 164' (530mm x 50M) making it easily shipped. Current price is $189.95 plus shipping.