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    Buffermount made by Bienfang

    ...sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Conservators generally prefer prints not to be drymounted, though of course they will deal with drymounted prints as best they can. The main issue is reversability, and in general, not reversable=not archival by definition. This has nothing to do with questions of whether the mat protects the print or whether drymounting keeps it flat. If, say, the mat develops mold, the print needs to be removed, and it's a heck of a lot easier to unmount a hinge mounted print.
    I agree 100% on this one. The beauty of hinge mounting is that you can make the hinge (or connection of the hinge) sufficiently weaker than the paper base of the print, so when something breaks by inadvertent handling, storage condition, transportation, etc., it will be the hinge that gets damaged, not the work itself.

    I prefer S-hinge for most large prints, but I've also found archival Tyvek tape (with pressure-sensitive adhesive) to be very easy to use and strong enough to mount large prints (e.g., 20x24) on backing board.

    Drymount press can be used to flatten prints and the print may be mounted by hinges or adhesives. If you mount a print by top center with sufficiently wide S-hinge (or a tape), the print remains flat because shrinkage/expansion of the print/backing/matte board is not going to distort the print surface. Bottom corners are also loosely held by corners, of course.

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    I've seen reports that a good dry-mount tissue can also protect the prints from contaminants in the mat board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanC
    I've seen reports that a good dry-mount tissue can also protect the prints from contaminants in the mat board.
    Do you mean backing board?

    I think that may be a valid point if you permanently bond the work on nonarchival backing board, but I don't see a point if backing board (I use acid-free foam core) is stable enough, provides good barrier from the external world, and easily replaceable.

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    I have a stack of my father's prints that were probably mounted with an iron on Cresent board. I now have the task of removing them. The signatures will be lost. I like mounted prints and I mount most of mine when I sell or give them away. However, many that I receive are hinge mounted with overmats, signed on oversized boarders. These are very nice and you can see the nature of the paper on which the image is printed.

    I think David is right that mounted prints are a fad. I also think that they take up way too much room. I have more than I can store. Another thing that happens to mounted prints where I live is that there is some little bug that eats the gelatin at the edge of the print. If the print still had a big boarder this wouldn't be a problem. Now I do a final rinse in DDT to solve this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryuji
    Do you mean backing board?
    Yes.

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    I can't think of a single advantage to dry mounting a photograph. Sorry.

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    The Traveling Portfolio has provided some interesting experience in seeing what happens to mounts that have a lot of handling. The portfolio is being shipped about twenty times per round (sorry folks that I still haven't gotten things together for the next round. In about a week or so, things should ease up at work, I hope.), and is being handled by people who are presumably careful with the prints. Still, by the time it's made the rounds, the vibration of the prints in the case, even sleeved prints, removing the prints and replacing them, even careful handling, all take their toll, and the mats start to look worn and the edges of the backing boards are a little less crisp than they were when the print went out. It's time for a remount.

    I know there are those who say that the mount is "part of the work," but maybe it shouldn't be. If the presentation is important, sometimes it's better to replace the mount when it gets ragged than to assign perhaps artificial value to the original mount, and chances are, it will get ragged eventually despite the best intentions. If the mount is so important why not the frame? For some visual artists, the frame is certainly part of the work as well, but most photographers are usually more flexible about this (though I know Robert Teague likes Koa frames for his Hawai'ian prints, and some have preferences for Denglas, but usually no particular value is assigned to the original sheet of Denglas if it becomes scratched over time and requires replacement).
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    Just a real personal choice point.
    I really love the subtle paper texture of a glossy FB print, (especially the now departed Kodak PM FA SW). Nothing shows it off better than a perfectly flat, dry mount. I find the sheen off of a barely wavy unmounted print just distracts me.
    Totally individual preference.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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    I dry mount my prints. I do so for several reasons the first being that the prints look the best followed closely by the fact that they are better protected when dry mounted and window matted. Dry mounted prints can be un mounted, I have done so on several occasions although it is not something I enjoy doing. I use buffermount and can not vouch for the reversibility of other dry mount products.

    The dry mount tissue, especially a buffered one like buffermount will act as a barrier between the print and the back board further preventing the leaching of acid into the print. While some may say this is unnecessary if you use acid free board, you have to remember that the board will eventually absorb acid from the environment, another reason why you should use alkali buffered board, however even that over a long enough time frame will turn acidic.

    It is because of the leaching of acid onto a print that I also choose to make my window mat the floating type. That is it does not sit on the print, possibly leaving an impression or giving a contact area for acid to leach, and the edge of the print is visible on the back board. This requires more precision in one's window cutting and mounting, but it makes for a more archival matting I believe.

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