Mounting with framers tape or pressure sensitive paper tape

Discussion in 'Presentation & Marketing' started by shadesofgray, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. shadesofgray

    shadesofgray Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    I mostly do RC black & white using pre-cut mats from Light Impressions. I have previously use 3M PMA (positionable mounting adhesive). Humidity and temperature affect the print mounted this way. I use 4ply overmat with the image mounted on 2 ply with 3/16th foam board underneath. If a customer is not careful with the display environment the print will buckle. Talking with others I find that similar problems occur even with dry mounted. My solution is going to be to use farmers tape or the pressure sensitive tape sold by Light Impressions. I would use the 1/4" border to attach the photo to the undermat. One strip across the top of the photo so it hung, with no other attachments. If I flatten the image (weighted) for a couple of days before mounting and framing, would this be a good solution? I am assuming that the undermat and the print expand/contract at different rates so that one attachment point eliminates the bucking. Anyone have experience with this?

    Bob Ivano
  2. Dave Miller

    Dave Miller Member

    Dec 22, 2003
    Middle Engla
    Medium Format
    I have mounted RC prints as you propose without any problems, although I usually dry mount them onto a base board, and over mat them, again without any signs of buckling. Maybe yours are subject to higher humidity than here. I’m a little puzzled as to why you need to flatten RC prints since one advantage of this medium is it’s naturally flat drying.