Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,895   Posts: 1,520,936   Online: 932
      
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    6

    borderless/frameless presentation

    Greetings --

    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 Otter

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Shooter
    ULarge Format
    Posts
    183
    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.

  3. #3
    Sirius Glass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    12,998
    Check out http://plak-it.com/how.php

    I use them for my photos and I have been very happy with them. PM me for details for a dealer who has been especially helpful to me and gives me great prices.

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

  4. #4
    jpeets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    1,039
    Quote Originally Posted by Stever View Post
    I have been looking at the Plak-it mounting to produce some large, relatively inexpensive "decor" pieces.

    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.

    Jaan

  5. #5
    Sirius Glass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    12,998
    I have experienced no fading.

    The prints look like they did before they were mounted. Nothing was lost.

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    15,972
    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!

    john
    if my apug gallery looks empty you might check these places

    website
    blog
    sell-site

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    151
    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.

  8. #8
    Jon Shiu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Elk, California
    Shooter
    Plastic Cameras
    Posts
    2,467
    Images
    33
    Dry mount on aluminum sheet is nice. Can use wood strips on back to stiffen/hang.

    Jon
    Mendocino Coast Black and White Photography: www.jonshiu.com



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin