From yesteryear I have some mounted photos that were my father's (I sell his photographic archive, usually in matted form), and they are all "frameless". They look like fiber based prints, dry mounted to 4-ply mat board, and the borders have been trimmed off.
I am contemplating offering this type of presentation to my clients, and wanted to get some feedback from people with much more experience in the presentation field than myself.
All images are currently output on inkjet photo paper, and so I thought of using some type of cold-roller mounting laminator, such as the Bienfang/Seal model. But I'm not sure if it would be better to mount the photos to 3/16" gator, 8-ply mat board, or some other type of substrate.
Trimming of the final product is a concern as well. I don't have a CMC (and don't intend to get one any time soon).
Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Best wishes to all--
Ned all face mounted fiber prints are first dry-mounted on mat board and then onto the substrate. C-prints can be mounted straight onto the substrate. This substrate can be a variety of different things such as plexi or many others.
I don't think I would attempt to take this on by myself, but you may be different. Try looking up Duggal http://www.duggal.com/ . They are in NYC but you may get some kinda idea as to what you want from them.
I have been looking at the Plak-it mounting to produce some large, relatively inexpensive "decor" pieces.
Originally Posted by Stever
It's reasonably priced, but I wonder what effect the matte finish will have on the contrast and colour of my prints. Also, the process is non-archival, so I wonder what the longevity of the product is.
I'd be interested in hearing about other peoples' experiences.
i also use plak mounts for my work.
after reading this thread geez 2 years ago, i began
to have my things plak mounted by someone local to me ...
it looks very nice, and i have not had any trouble.
the image is mounted under a uv protective layer that stands up very well.
the people that did it for me have samples that have been in daylight,
window light, room light &C for 20 years, and they look fantastic.
thanks steve for posting this!
I too have some posters (not photos) that have been 'plakked' for more than twenty years and seem to be holding up just fine. I believe that costco (at least here in Canada) can do them.
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Dry mount on aluminum sheet is nice. Can use wood strips on back to stiffen/hang.