LexJet CrystalClear Permanent Adhesive provides the exceptional clarity and ease of use needed for face-mounting graphics to rigid, clear surfaces including acrylic, Plexiglass, Lexan, polycarbonate or glass. It is a popular choice for mounting backlit images, and can also be used to mount motion- or 3D-graphics to lenticular lenses.
CrystalClear Permanent Adhesive consists of a thin, clear polyester film coated on both sides with an optically clear, permanent adhesive. A clear polyester release liner protects each side of the film until the adhesive is ready to apply.
When Seattle, Wash.-based Bumblejax wanted to create an ecommerce site that allowed anyone to have access to high-end, modern face-mounted photo displays, they tested out several different photo papers before settling on the winning product. "The thing about acrylic face-mounting is that not all papers work well with it," says Tate Dwinnell, who runs Bumblejax with his brother, Corey.
|Product Type||Mounting Adhesives|
|Adhesive Type||Pressure Sensitive|
|Applications - Adhesive||POP/ Indoor Signage|
|Adhesive||1-mil, super clear, permanent acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive|
|Carrier||1 mil clear polyester|
|Release Liner||2 mil, 40# polycoated Kraft paper|
|Peel Adhesion||(PSTC 1, modified for 72 hour dwell time): Stainless steel = 41 oz./in.; Acrylic = 2 oz./in.; Glass = 39 oz./in.|
|Shear Strength||(PSTC 7, 1 hour dwell, 1 sq in, 4 lb load): 100+ hours no failure|
|Tack||(ASTM D2979-88): 350 gm/sq. cm|
|Laminator Compatibility||It's recommended that your laminator be equipped with a release liner take-up reel. All LexJet laminates are provided on 3" standard cores.|
|Laminator Settings||Apply 80-100 psi and use 2-3 feet per minute for dwell time. Between 90° to 100° F heat is recommended, to help the adhesive flow will produce a more consistent adhesion to the print. All substrates should be tested for your specific application prior to final job production.|
|Using a Sled||It is strongly recommended that you use a rigid sled (1/8" or thicker) such as polycarbonate, acrylic, masonite or aluminum. This will ensure consistent pressure across the web. Apply a release liner to your sled to prevent adhesive build-up. Use strong tape, such as packaging tape, to attach the entire width of the leading edge of the graphic to the sled.|
|Adhesive Cure Time||After applying the laminate, allow curing for a minimum of 2 hours before cutting or trimming. Maximum bond strength is reached in 24 hours.|
|Service Temp. Range||-20° F to 257° F (-29° to 125° C ) THIS IS NOT A LAMINATOR SETTING.|
|Ideal Storage Conditions||70° F (21° C), 50% R.H. (a controlled environment is recommended); store vertically in original packaging.|
|Shelf Life||1 year from the LexJet ship date when stored in proper conditions.|
|Application Recommendations||This product can be applied using wet or dry method|
24 in x 150 ft (3 in Core)
38 in x 150 ft (3 in Core)
51 in x 150 ft (3 in Core)
61 in x 150 ft (3 in Core)