Hinging Supplies

Metropolitan carries professional hinging materials for both works on paper and photographs. Each has been added for a specific reason. Some of the products are made for ease of use and others are made to do hinging in the time honored method used by museum professionals. See our framing advice videos for hinging with tapes and hinging with japanese papers - matted presentations and floated presentations.

 

 

 

 

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EL2600 Women's Cotton Gloves (12 pairs)

Women's Cotton Gloves (12 pairs)

Cotton gloves are used to prevent fngerprints and body oils from getting on artwork and photographs such as on cibachrome prints.
EL2600
$7.00
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EL2601 Men's Cotton Gloves (12 pairs)

Men's Cotton Gloves (12 pairs)

Cotton gloves are used to prevent fngerprints and body oils from getting on artwork and photographs such as on cibachrome prints.
EL2601
$7.00
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L405 1" x 130 ft. Gummed Paper Hinging Tape

1" x 130 ft. Gummed Paper Hinging Tape

The high tensile strength of this quality, water activated hinging tape will support all but the heaviest works of art. The paper is acid-free with a calcium carbonate buffer and a pH of 8.5. The neutral pH adhesive has excellent tack to hold firmly without slipping or ''creeping''. Not recommended with photographs and Giclee inkjet prints because of their sensitivity to water.
L405
$11.90
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L414 Burnishing Bone

Burnishing Bone

The burnishing bone is used for ensuring a maximum bond when attaching tapes and or hinges without the risk of contamination from dirt and oils.
L414
$12.00
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L419 7/8" x 150 ft. Abaca.sa Paper Hinging Tape

7/8" x 150 ft. Abaca.sa Paper Hinging Tape

Abaca.sa is a self-adhesive hinging tape with a very strong acrylic adhesive that is permanent and non-yellowing for hinging works on paper. Because Abaca is self adhesive it is safer to use on photographs and Giclee ink jet prints which are sensitive to water.
L419
$24.30
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MPF001 2 lb. Hinging Weights (pkg 2)

2 lb. Hinging Weights (pkg 2)

Tin containers filled with buckshot provide inexpensive weights to hold artwork and hinges flat while wheat paste is drying.
MPF001
$39.95
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MPF002 3"x 3" Hinging Separators (10)

3"x 3" Hinging Separators (10)

These separators are used in the hinging process when using Japanese paper and wheat paste.
MPF002
$2.00
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MPF003 3" x 3" Blotter Paper (10)

3" x 3" Blotter Paper (10)

These blotters are used in the hinging process when using Japanese papers and wheat paste to absorb moisture from the pasted hinge during the drying process.
MPF003
$2.00
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TA004 Micro Spatula

Micro Spatula

An excellent tool for all sorts of tasks. We use it for removing hinges, placing a small amount of wheat paste on japanese hinges, scraping off adhesive, and stirring paste.
TA004
$4.75
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U292 3/4" x 165 ft. Filmoplast P90 tape

3/4" x 165 ft. Filmoplast P90 tape

This is a white archival, pressure sensitive, tear-resistant paper tape commonly used on photographs.
U292
$31.50
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