Re: Hard gloss coating and mounting a digital print onto a rigid surface

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/31/05-05:26:41 AM Z
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Carmen Lizardo wrote:
> I would like to mount digital prints (17x24) on a
> rigid surface such as aluminum, acrylic glass or
> Formica. I don't want any kind of frame around it or
> glass in front of the print.
> Can anyone recommend the easiest way to do this? I
> am not sure on the melting temperature of that
> material, so I rather not use heat mount.
> After the print is mounted, what can I affix to the
> back in order for the gallery to be able to hang the
> prints?

Hi Carmen,
I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but for one show I
bought cradled hardboard (hardboard affixed to wood strips that give it
some depth, similar to the depth achieved by affixing canvas to the
standard stretcher bars). I bought my cradled hardboard from the Daniel
Smith catalog; the brand name is Hardbord. I glued the finished print to
the hardboard, wrapping it around and gluing it to the supports on the
side as well, giving it the effect of an unframed stretched canvas. I
protected the print by applying beeswax and buffing it, but you probably
want something simpler, a spray or whatever, for the protection, and
others can advise you on that better than I can. For hanging, I simply
screwed small screw eyes into the inside surface of the support bars on
the back, for wire. The cradled hardboard costs some, but not as much as
framing, and not as much time as cutting your own mats and framing and
all that, if you do it yourself. I found it a good solution and other
artists at that gallery liked it so much that several of them have
started doing it this way.
Received on Sun Jul 31 12:22:30 2005

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