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Cold Pressing Laminate With Contact Cement4/25
Hey Guys, Does anyone have any experience with pressing laminate onto substrates such as lightly? I am considering using our cold press rather than our hot press and wood glue spreader. I've seen failures with the hot press due to platen imperfections and the glue not really having anything to soak into. I was considering using contact cement, dead stacking tops face to face and cold pressing for an extended period of time so i do not have to let the cement tack up. Can you guys give me some key points to consider while doing this process? This is somewhat high volume, as i have 40 to make. Any information would be helpful, i do not have much experience with laminate or cement. Thank you very much!
I'm not an expert on contact cement, I avoid it in most applications, but I know you will still have to let the adhesive "tack up" before you put the laminate to the substrate. And you have to roll out the air bubbles between the surfaces. I don't think flat stacking and wet glue will work very well.
PVA in a Cold Press.
"substrates such as lightly" What is "Lightly"?
Whoops, Light PLY. That was a typo. We use this material to get the weight down on flip tops. It's 1/4" MDF, 1" pine blocking, and 1/4" MDF sandwiched together to make one board.