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Supplying Crucial Elements to the Printing Process

E.C. Shaw Company offers a wide variety of 3M mounting tapes to further complement our color separation and pre-press operations. A correctly mounted plate ensures your project will be printed with precision. Whether your job is line work, solids, halftones, or 4-color process, we can supply the proper mounting tape.

3M 411

Flexomount Solid Printing Tape
411DL, 412DL, 413DL, 414DL, 447DL

Provides maximum firmness and high density for uniform coverage of solid ink areas when the halftone dot reproduction is not at all critical. This tape helps minimize pinholing in solid coverage areas and reduces edge lifting. An industry standard for both rubber and photopolymer plates.

Cushion Mount Plus Firm Combination Printing Tape
E1815, E1815H, 1815M, E1820, E1820H, 1820M, E1840, E1840H, E1860, E1860H

When the plate contains both solid and halftone information but solids dominate the surface area. This is 3M's most widely used tape.

3M 1820
3M 1720

Cushion Mount Plus Medium Firm Combination Printing Tape
E1715, E1715H, E1720, E1720H, 1720M

When the plate contains slightly more solids in a combination of solid and halftone images.

Cushion Mount Plus Medium Combination Printing Tape
E1515, E1515H, E1520, E1520H

For high speed printing with fine reverse type and expanded color gamut.

3M 1520
3M 1020

Cushion Mount Plus Standard Combination Printing Tape
E1015, E1015H, 1015, 1015M, E1020, E1020H, 1020,1020M, 1020R, E1040, E1040H, 1040, E1060, E1060H, 1060

When solid and halftone are of equal importance and you don’t want to sacrifice either.

Cushion Mount Plus Medium Soft Combination Printing Tape
E1315, E1315H, E1320, E1320H

For high speed printing of combination work when halftone areas exceed solid.

3M 1320
3M 1920

Cushion Mount Plus Soft Combination Printing Tape
E1915, E1915H, E1915S, E1915HS, 1915M, E1920, E1920H, E1920HS, 1920M, 1920S

Improved tone reproduction at high speed when process and halftone images predominate.

Cushion Mount Plus Light Combination Printing Tape
E1215, E1215H, E1220, E1220H

Low density that maximizes dot reproduction and is well suited for high speed process and screen printing.

3M 1220
3M 1120

Cushion Mount Process Printing Tape
E1115, E1115H, 1115, E1120, E1120H, 1120, 1120K

Low density that maximizes dot reproduction and is well suited for high quality process work and screen printing.

Mounting Aids

3M Primer 94

Primer Dauber

3M Tape Primer 94 can be applied under the lead and trailing edge of a photopolymer plate to hold the plate down on press when plate edge lifting is a problem.

Jet Met Adhesive

Jet Melt Adhesives

These adhesives may be used as a barrier to help prevent plate lifting caused by inks or solvents penetrating beneath the tape and plate.

3M Foil Tape

Aluminum Foil Tape and Polyester Film Tape

These tapes may be used as a barrier to help prevent plate lifting caused by inks or solvents penetrating beneath the tape and plate.

3M 465

Adhesive Transfer Tape

When print jobs contain both solid and tonal reproduction on the same plate, solid ink density can be enhanced by using 3M 465 (2mil) adhesive transfer tape under the solid imaged print area of the plate.

3M Contact Cement

Fastbond Contact Adhesive

3M Fastbond™ 30-NF Contact Adhesive increases the amount of adhesion of mounting tapes to rubber plates. It's available in neutral or green.

3M Scotch Magic Tape

Scotch Magic Tape

Adheres proofing paper to a proofer/mounter with a good amount of adhesion yet easy to remove.