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AuthorSubject: Face mounting on plexiglass & mounting on aluminum sheets   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Mitch Alland
Posted on Mon Dec 15, 2003 8:14 PM

I have been thinking about different ways of displaying photographic prints. First, I am concerned only with large prints as I print mostly at 16x24 and 24x36 inches. I suppose we're all so used to seeing prints framed under glass that this is how we expect "fine art" prints to be displayed, but I am coming to the conclusions that other ways of displaying can be as good or better depending on artistic intent.

Recently I saw two different ways of mounting large prints in Paris: at one exhibition (color) prints about 16x24 inches with a 1/2 inch border were simply mounted on aluminum sheets. To me this has the virtue of "neutrality" and leads the viewer to look at the print for its own graphic content rather than presenting it as an object of "great value" Also, the buyer can then decide whether he wants to continue to display in this simple way or to frame it. Another advantage for the artist is that it's much cheaper to prepare an exhibition in this way than to mat and frame under glass.

At another exhibition I saw (also color) prints of 24x36 inch size face mounted flush on plexiglass with an aluminum backing. This is a new and interesting way of displaying prints and seems particularly attractive for very large prints. It gives the print a "wet" look which looks very good and apparently does away with all bronzing on glossy-type paper. Although I've only seen color prints displayed in this way, I think it would also look very good for B&W.;


Questions:

1. Mounting on aluminum: what types of aluminum sheets and what types of adhesive are used? How does one mount: is any type of press necessary?

2. I would like to have prints mounted on aluminum in Bangkok but don�t know whether this is being done here. What type of company would I contact to find out? Are there suppliers of aluminum sheets or of adhesives that I could contact to find out how a framing shop or lab in Bangkok can get the materials for mounting on aluminum sheets?

3. One way of face mounting on plexiglass is using Diasec adhesive but Paul Graham has stated on the EpsonWideFormatForum that Diasec does not work for inkjet prints because the adhesive reacts with the inks. But there are other adhesives among them Coda Transparency Adhesive, Optimount and Firmasec. Does anyone know whether any of these work with inkjet prints?

4. My understanding that face mounting requires a cold laminating press. Does anyone have a contact for the adhesive auppliers or manufactures that a Bangkok shop with a cold laminating press could contact to try face mounting?

5. Any other ideas of how I can go about getting mounting on aluminum and gace mounting done in Bangkok?

--MItch/Bangkok


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