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Dura-Lar Film

Grafix Dura-Lar® is the Acetate alternative. This polyester film combines the best features of Mylar® and Acetate to provide a highly versatile film.

  • Will not tear, absorb moisture or discolor with age
  • Heat resistant
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Lays flat
  • Acid-free and archival

Clear Dura-Lar .001” to .040” film is an ultra-clear, glossy surface for protective coverings, layouts, color separations, window applications, and overhead transparencies. Use as an artwork surface for permanent inks and markers.

Matte Dura-Lar .005” film has a matte translucent drawing surface on two sides. This film will accept lead, ink, charcoal, paint and colored pencil erases cleanly and is an economical alternative to Drafting Film.

Wet Media Dura-Lar .004” film is specially coated on both sides to accept water-based mediums, markers, and inks without beading, chipping or running. Great for planning painting compositions, as a painting surface or printmaking. Simply wipe with a damp cloth for repeated use.

NEW Dura-Bright .010” film that is strong, smooth, waterproof surface, wipeable, heat resistant, and fun to use. available in White and Black. These films can be used with a wide range of mediums and techniques. Try Opaque White film with watercolor and alcohol inks, and Opaque Black film to showcase metallics and iridescents. Other mediums and applications include; embossing, debossing, stamping, glitter, colored pencil, acrylic, inks, mixed media, die-cutting, sewing and so much more.

Adhesive Backed Dura-Lar .002″ or .005″ film that has a permanent adhesive backing. Ideal for use in laminating or as a protective covering.

All styles available in rolls, pads and packs (Dura-Bright White is only available in pads. For pack sizes see Opaque White & Black Craft Plastic).

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What sealants or coatings can be used with Craft Plastic/ Dura-Bright Film?

Clear –

• Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film
• Gel Medium
• Misting a light layer of workable fixative, add 3 layers of Krylon Kamar varnish, then final 2 layers of Krylon UV protectant.
• Rust-Oleum Triple Thick Glaze
• Rust-Oleum Triple Thick Matte Glaze
• Resin
• Golden Isolation
• Golden Archival Spray Varnish

Opaque White –

• Misting a light layer of workable fixative, add 3 layers of Krylon Kamar varnish, then final 2 layers of Krylon UV protectant.
• Rust-Oleum Triple Thick Glaze
• Rust-Oleum Triple Thick Matte Glaze
• Resin
• Golden Isolation
• Golden Archival Spray Varnish
• Gel Medium
• UV Resistant Clear Spray

Opaque Black –

• Misting a light layer of workable fixative, add 3 layers of Krylon Kamar varnish, then final 2 layers of Krylon UV protectant.
• Rust-Oleum Triple Thick Glaze
• Rust-Oleum Triple Thick Matte Glaze
• Resin
• Golden Isolation
• Golden Archival Spray Varnish Gloss or Satin
• Gel Medium
• UV Resistant Clear Spray

What glues or adhesive can be used with Craft Plastic/ Dura-Bright Film?

Clear –

• Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film
• Gel Medium
• 3M 77 spray adhesive
• 3M 90 spray adhesive
• Bearly Art Glue

Opaque White –

• Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film
• Grafix Artist-tac
• Double-Sided Tape
• Super 77 spray adhesive
• Gel mediums
• 3M 77 spray adhesive
• 3M 90 spray adhesive
• Mod Podge
• UHU Multipurpose Glue

Opaque Black –

• Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film
• Grafix Artist-tac
• Double-Sided Tape
• Super 77 spray adhesive
• Gel mediums
• 3M 77 spray adhesive
• 3M 90 spray adhesive
• Mod Podge
• UHU Multipurpose Glue

Can you sew on Craft Plastic/ Dura-Bright Film?

All – Yes, you can stitch with a regular sewing machine and a regular needle. (Except 020” Clear)

Can you use a heating tool on the Craft Plastic/ Dura-Bright Film?

Clear – Yes, they are heat tolerant.
Opaque White – Yes, they are heat tolerant.
Opaque Black – Yes, but not too close, too hot, or too long.

All films can be moldable with heat.

Will watercolors bead on Craft Plastic/ Dura-Bright Film?

Clear – Yes
Opaque White – No, but they will flow.
Opaque Black – No, but they will flow.

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  • Phone: 216-581-9050
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