Face-mounting is a framing method that is particularly well-suited for my prints. The face of the print is mounted directly to an acrylic glazing with a special adhesive, and then back-mounted to a substrate with hanging hardware. The resulting piece is extraordinary with a frameless, contemporary look.
Face-mount prints are made on a glossy photo paper that is required for the face-mount process. Since the prints cannot be removed from a face-mount, they are technically not archival prints. Nonetheless, with the inherent stability of HDX pigment inks and UV protection built into the face-mount process, these prints have excellent longevity characteristics.
Face-mounting appears to offer additional protection for prints over traditional framing methods. Print longevity in the face-mount process is enhanced by protection from humidity, ozone, and dust as the print is sealed between the glazing and the substrate in an airless environment.
Do you have a project that needs special attention? Is it a very large idea? Does it need to be delivered to a part of the world that I do not normally visit? Reach out with a phone call or an email.
Epson UltraChrome HDX pigment inks represent the pinnacle of photographic ink technology development. Wilhelm Imaging Research has given a permanence rating of up to 200 years for color prints made with HDX inks on high quality paper and framed with adequate UV protection.
My panoramic images are commonly printed at large sizes. Each frame of each image can be made up to 30x40” and more. The largest images I have made so far are composed of 40x60” prints of each frame.
Do you have an idea for a commissioned image? Get in touch with an email or phone call to discuss.