Ragmount vs colormount dry mount tissue

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Anyone know the difference between these two products?
I'm mounting bartya semi-gloss inkjet prints onto 8ply museum board – Colormount should be fine for this right?
 

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I'm mounting bartya semi-gloss inkjet prints onto 8ply museum board – Colormount should be fine for this right?

What is "Colormount" and what kind of "museum board" (100% rag or whatever)?

IMO (you didn't ask) but "mounting" any sort of print on any sort of board is a dubious idea. If a board is necessary and you are concerned with archival issues that board should be 100% rag...and not affixed to the print.
 
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There might be some confusion in terminology, but from the way I assemble my own framed prints, gatorboard comes first, then a buffer, followed by the print, followed by 8-9 ply cotton rag mat. Strictly speaking, the print is not "mounted" by this process.

I am not familiar with, much less know of, "colormount".
 
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colormount is a dry mounting tissue, you use it in a heat press. Mounting is preferable for me when you are not using a mat and want the print to stay flat inside the frame.
it used to be pretty standard up through the 1970s with darkroom silver prints. Anything I would ever refer to as museum board is 100%rag. Thanks for the comments, I got this answered by some folks over on the big camera forum.
 

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colormount is a dry mounting tissue, you use it in a heat press. Mounting is preferable for me when you are not using a mat and want the print to stay flat inside the frame.
it used to be pretty standard up through the 1970s with darkroom silver prints. Anything I would ever refer to as museum board is 100%rag. Thanks for the comments, I got this answered by some folks over on the big camera forum.

fyi in the 70s it was learned (the hard way) that dry mounting with heat was destructive to certain papers. As well, it's always been known that "mounting" badly hurts the financial/collection value of all sorts of artistic prints, not just photographic prints....but of course financial value is not necessarily important.

If by "baryta" you are referring to inkjet paper, the new Epson Legacy Baryta inherently stays flat without mounting. Google it for reviews. It's my favorite baryta.
 

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I'm mounting bartya semi-gloss inkjet prints onto 8ply museum board – Colormount should be fine for this right?
As far as I know. "Colormount" is/was the dry mount tissue that Seal came out with to mount color prints on to mount boards in their Dry Mount Presses. Works fine for B&W papers also. The "cement" in Colormount melts at a lower temperature than previous materials designed for B&W photo papers. Archival? Will probably look good until after the color print fades away. Meanwhile B&W will keep on, keeping on looking good for probably another century. So what is "archival"? I have never seen just how long "archival" is in any of my reading. Forever, I have been told, is a looooong time. However, in my darkroom, I shall keep trying to make my prints last that long because that is the way I was taught.............Regards!
 
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I'm mounting bartya semi-gloss inkjet prints onto 8ply museum board – Colormount should be fine for this right?[/QUOTEthe color mount dry-mount tissue worked fine for me in my Seal press and keeps my prints 100% flat.
 
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