Choice of correct makeready material is important and has proven to have a number of benefits. Die bonding tape is a brown heat receptive tape used for bonding metal dies to the metal heat plate. Die bonding tape is a metal to metal bonding film suitable for all metal dies. The film ensures that dies stay in place and resist shear pressure and movement. If you’re interested in purchasing die bonding tape, contact our team.
Cut a piece to size required – smaller than the die area. It is advisable to file down a corner of the base of printing die; this makes it easier to remove the die when finished. Turn the machine on and wait until the machine has heated to the required temperature. Then place the die face down on the bed of the machine placing a piece of die bonding tape on the back of the die.
Close the head of the machine against the bed and hold for about 25 seconds. The heat from the plate will activate the die bonding tape and glue the die to the plate. Once you want the die removed, cool the machine down and use a suitable implement to carefully get beneath the edge of the filed corner and prise the die off the plate.
Foilco supply Die Bonding Tape in the following sizes:
– 50mm x 1m
– 76mm x 1m
– 50mm x 55m
– 76mm x 55m