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Mulberry Hinge Weight

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by shayla, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    What weight of mulberry paper would you use for float hinging a 30 x 41" on heavy watercolor paper?
    Is 42 g/m enough, or would you use 45 or 50?
     
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  2. Greg Fremstad

    Greg Fremstad MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Wet-torn Sekishu hinging paper (30gm) 3/4 inch wide with only 3/8 inch engagement on the art will break (not the bond, the hinge itself) between 5-7 lbs. per hinge. (In the "shear mode"). Remember, you want the hinge to tear before that art work tears. In the "peel mode" all bets are off because the peel resistance is very weak. That's why "T-hinges" are not recommended - pure "peel". Once again I'll refer you the the free articles on the FrameTek web pages about hinging tips.
     
  3. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Thanks, Greg. I've read them, and they changed the way I hinge. Was first taught to do T-hinges for floats, until finding you and your site. In the years since, haven't used them. I also tell customers that hinges are supposed to fail before artwork tears.
     
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