Proper cardboard for slide mounts?

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  1. nexus757

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    Can anyone suggest the best type of cardboard used to mount color slides? The type Kodak used is not thick--about the thickness of regular chipboard--but much stiffer. I have a die cut for manufacturing my own Super Slide cardboard mounts on a letterpress. These are the 4x4 cm format mounts for 127 film or for cropping down 120 film to run alongside 35mm slides in a regular Carousel projector.

    I have a good adhesive system for mounting and already made some of these from regular chipboard. They work pretty good--but I'd like something stiffer.

    Gepe no longer makes glass Super Slide mounts and new old stock ones go for a fortune on ebay--so I really want to be able to make my own cardboard ones.

    Advice appreciated.
     
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    I don't have much detail at hand, but I would take a look at "tag" board or "Bristol" board. Some art supply places carry Bristol board in two surfaces and 2, 3 and 4 ply, it might be worth a look.
     
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    Made some tonight with Bristol Board and dry mount tissue. I die cut the tissue to size same as one side of the fold-over mount and positioned it with a tack iron on the corners before mounting the slides (base side up facing the tissue). Sealed with the same tack iron pressing down all four sides from the outside. . Seems to work quite well much like the old Kodak Ready-Mounts.
     
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    Could you use 35mm mounts, with the opening enlarged?
     
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    Yes I like the idea of starting with 35mm heat seal mounts and cutting them larger. I tried this and they seal within about 2 seconds each in my Seary Slide Mount Press. Aside from projection, this also makes a convenient way for scanning 127 film since there are no templates or holders available for unmounted 45mm film with computer scanners. Thanks.