Acrylic Face Mounted Prints
Acrylic face mounting enhances the contrast, adds sharpness and colour saturation to photographic prints for a gloss look unobtainable by any other framing method. Acrylic face mounts are a truly stunning, unique product and will be the focal point for any room. For this reason they are suitable for contemporary homes, office spaces, hotel lobbies, and restaurants.
The process of bonding photographs to acrylic 'glass' (Plexiglass) protects the image from dirt, scratching and premature fading. This framing technique is widely displayed in museums and galleries throughout the world and remains one of the most impressive ways to showcase an image.
When light hits the layer of acrylic, the reflection on the print's surface is completely different from when a print is framed with general-purpose glass. With this unique production method the 'depth' and colour saturation of the image is optimised due to the clarity of acrylic glass. As a result the colours seem more brilliant, intense and direct, bringing a whole new dimension to the print.
At Gusha face-mounting of your print creates a permanent, smooth fusion of print and 6mm acrylic glass. The technique creates an airtight bond of the print's front side to the back of acrylic. For a clean finish, the final assembly involves attaching a discrete polyester sheet behind the print. An aluminium hanging system is then attached and acts as a spacer to provide that "floating" illusion of your print when mounted to the wall.
Gusha Acrylic Face Mounts - Key Features
- 6mm thick acrylic (perspex) sheets with diamond polished edges.
- Printed with Epson 9900 using industry leading nine colour HDR inkset on archival gloss media.
- The back of the acrylic features a hidden hanging system which floats the acrylic off the wall by approximately 20mm.
- Our prices include printing & mounting costs.
Longevity of Acrylic Face Mounted Pictures?
We use Epson archival inks to create prints that are vibrant and can last 75 years when displayed indoors. A key feature of our acrylics is that we print on an acid free media specifically designed for face mounting prints. The face mounting process seals the print from moisture and contaminants in the atmosphere, and the acrylic also filters 65% of ambient UV light. Furthermore, the acrylic we use is of the highest quality being made in Germany and rated at over 30 years in outdoor conditions.
Acrylic face mount or glass prints?
It’s possible to print directly onto conventional glass rather than mount to acrylic. However, there are a couple of important differences between face mounting prints to acrylic and printing directly to glass. At Gusha we first print to a gloss media and then apply to acrylic. We believe a better print is created as the media we use holds more ink than what can be adhered directly to glass, ie a glass print. Richer colour, smooth tones and gradations, and better contrast is the result.
Secondly, most glass has less clarity than acrylic, and has a greenish tint that can reduce brightness of the underlying artwork. This is also why the edges of glass appear green in colour. In conventional picture framing a common upgrade is to select acrylic rather than glass to save weight but also to reduce this problem. Museums and those wanting the best picture framing will choose acrylic rather than glass as it has superior clarity.