I'm with Ryan. I have used Colormount for years with no problems at all. I don't know about it being "flimsy" but I have never had a problem with it. Colormount was also Ansel Adams' preferred mounting tissue but, of course, the other tissues mentioned here were not around in his time.
However, since I have used it for so long, I am not familiar with too many other types. But I just now looked at my stock of dry-mount papers and was surprised to find that I have a few hundred sheets of MT5 in 11x14" size. I don't know when I got it or why. I am comparing my Colormount and MT5 tissues right now. They are almost identical in appearance except that MT5 is more translucent. If anything, the MT5 is flimsier than the Colormount tissues but the difference in appearance is slight. Well... I take that back..... I'm looking more carefully now and the MT5 most definitely is "flimsier" than Colormount. I'm not sure what you mean when you say Colormount is flimsy.
In any case, I'm glad that you asked this question because I was just getting ready to order a 50 yd roll of 20" wide mounting tissue and I have never used some of the one's mentioned here. The responses are interesting. I had been wondering about Arista, for example. But I am hesitant to change when Colormount has always worked so beautifully for me. One thing that definitely does not appeal to me are the tissues that bond as they cool. That's a pain, IMO. I just take my prints mounted with colormount out of the press and they are done. I have never a bond fail. I don't know what more I could ask for.
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