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AuthorSubject: Face-mounting on plexiglass: my experience   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Mitch Alland
Posted on Sun Mar 28, 2004 3:18 PM

In December I posted a question to find about about face-mounting large prints on plexiglass. Now that I'm in the States for a month, I've had a 24x36 inch Epson 7600 Ultrachrome print using UC inks and Epson Semi-Matte paper mounted as follows:

1. 1/4 inch "G-rated" or "Type-G" plexiglass [used Roman Hass brand plexi]. I think it's important to use clear as opposed to non-reflective plexiglass, at least to get the look that I like.

2. Clear adhesive: Optimount from Seal Corporation which works with UC inks.

3. The backing is .040 gauge white masked aluminum ["sign blank" aluminum].

4. Adhesive for aluminum: MacTac IP5001 [IP5000 series].

5. Glued on to the back of the aluminum is a 2" deep wooden "box", painted black, to allow the picture to be hung looking like it's "floating" on the wall.

The look is fantastic, perhaps best described by someone's posting I saw on the web some time ago: " Increased saturation and a beautiful wet look. Eliminates bronzing completely. Looks like a wet print in the darkroom." The reason that face-mounting looks so good is the look of brilliance and depth that a photo has when bonded to a 1/4 in sheet of clear plexiglass -- quite a different look from framing under glass. Photos framed under glass at certain viewing angles still show some reflection from the print itself in addition to glass reflection while face-mounted prints are more like looking at the print directly, actually better than looking at the print directly.

But face-mounting is expensive: I paid $300 including mounting an aluminum sheet on the back and a wooden "box" as described above. (For anyone interested, the work was done by Rieger Communications in Gaithersburg, MD, 301-869-8300, speak with Mike. I have no connection to this company but think that they did a good job.)

When I get back to Bangkok in mid-May, I'll probably have a large print laminated and mounted on a 1/2 inch board, which will probably cost about $70. I believe that lamination doesn't have the depth or the wet look of face-mounting, but does anyone know how the face-mounted look compares to a laminated print? And is there a difference in the look of hot-lamination versus cold-lamination? (Mike at Rieger told me that hot-lamination has a look of depth than cold lamination.)

--Mitch/Potomac, MD


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