Reinforcement of photocopies
Prices as of April 2008.
ABF (Area Bonded Fibre) is a lightweight, but strong, nylon backing:
- AO size: £8.50 plus photocopy costs
- A1 size: £7.50 plus photocopy costs
- A2 size: £7.00 plus photocopy costs.
Lamination by Heatseal Specialtex gives a semi-gloss or lustre finish to the face of the photocopy and offers some resistance to dirt and pencil marks. It can be wiped off with slightly damp cloth:
- A0 size: £11.00 plus photocopy costs
- A1 size: £8.50 plus photocopy costs
- A2 size: £7.75 plus photocopy costs.
Archival cloth is a heavier weight backing cloth normally used for large format maps or charts:
- AO size: £20.00 plus photocopy costs
- A1 size: £13.75 plus photocopy costs
- A2 size: £9.75 plus photocopy costs.
Drawing film is stable, tough and used extensively in drawing offices. Instead of photocopies on paper, copies are made on 100 micron polyester film and is available as opaque film or tracing film. Drawing film is cheaper, and can be supplied more quickly than laminated or backed photocopies:
- AO size: £12.00 including photocopy costs
- A1 size: £6.00 including photocopy costs.