TruLife™ Acrylic Face Mounting

Starting at $43.20 per sq. ft.

(19 reviews)

Introducing a brand new, innovative anti-reflective acrylic for face / second surface print mounting – TruLife™ Anti-Reflective Acrylic!

  • Choose from 3 HD photo papers

  • Anti-reflective coating subdues reflection and glare

  • Archival rated HD photo print has 99% UV protection

  • Lightweight yet abrasion and shatter resistant

  • Long-lasting anti-static protection reduces dust

“TruLife™ Acrylic creates a nearly invisible viewing surface, which allows my artistic vision for the scene to be interpreted clearly.”
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TruLife™ Acrylic Prints Perfectly Reflect Your Artistic Vision and Absolutely Nothing Else.

TruLife Acrylic Anti-Reflection CoatingTruLife™ Anti-Reflective Acrylic is a unique and specialized acrylic product developed specifically for face/second surface mounting. Choose from Fuji Glossy, Kodak Endura Metallic or FujiFlex Crystal Archive HD photo paper, which is then face mounted onto 1/8″ TruLife™ Anti-Reflective Acrylic.

TruLife™ ensures the brilliant colors truly stand out giving your artwork a true-to-life appearance that other acrylic products simply can’t match. That’s because TruLife™ Anti-Reflective Acrylic is manufactured with a proprietary anti-reflective coating that creates a nearly invisible surface, eliminating any distracting reflections or annoying glare that are associated with other acrylic plexiglass printing substrates. A truly brilliant idea!

Face Mounting using TruLife™ Anti-Reflective Acrylic provides a contemporary look for your fine art and photography similar to our Plexiglass Acrylic Face Mounting. But, unlike other acrylic print products that can attract dust and scratch easily, TruLife™ is anti-static and abrasion resistant.

Choose from 3 HD Photo Papers

To ensure the highest quality print, we only recommend the following photo papers be second-surface mounted (mounted to the backside of clear acrylic using an optically clear adhesive):

Note: FujiFlex cannot be second-surface salon-mounted to acrylic due to edge-curl.

Fuji Matte & Fuji Luster have a soft texture which diffuses glare. However, this texture results in“silvering”, which mean thousands of tiny bubbles appear on the print when mounted under acrylic. For this reason, we only offer mounting as first-surface (on top) to rigid boards like Sintra, Dibond, or GatorBoard.

Mounting & Hanging Systems

Your HD photo print is mounted second-surface (behind the 1/8″ piece of TruLife™ Anti-Reflective Acrylic).

  • We recommend a Museum Mount (no standoffs) for most prints, unless you are okay with the hardware showing in the corners of your image.
  • A Salon Mount adds a 2” clear border around your image (added to your selected print size). This is similar in style to the direct print method.
    • You can choose to add a Museum Back, giving the image a floating effect and allowing the wall color to shine through the 2” clear perimeter.

Note: Aluminum Museum Back option is hung with an aluminum wall cleat, also known as a “Z Hanger”.

Hanging & Finishing Options

Salon Mount

Acrylic Print Salon Border

Aluminum Museum Back

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Wooden Museum Back

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Have Questions About Our TruLife™ Acrylic Face-Mounted HD Photo Prints?

Check out our helpful FAQs in the FAQs tab above, call us directly at 1 (877) 948-0009 or email us at Support@ArtisanHD.com.

FAQs

How to Customize your Artwork with “Print Recipes”2019-06-12T11:35:49-07:00

We know that having a lot of options can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Especially when deciphering how to best customize your own artwork with all of our various print products and styling options. This is why we’ve implemented our brand new Print Recipes functionality!

Choose from one of our three professionally crafted preset recipes within the upload configurator or customize and save your own. Your go-to favorites will always remain stored under “Recipes” when logged into your account. Designed for a simpler ordering and checkout process!

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ArtisanHD’s Preset Recipes

Entry-Level: “Emerging Artist”  emerging artist customize recipes

Fuji Gloss, 1/8” Acrylic, Vinyl Encapsulation & Wood Museum-Back

Let your inner artist shine by printing your photographs and artwork with impeccable high-sheen and rich colors. Your print will then be applied to the back of an 1/8” thick crystal clear plexiglass sheet, complete with an affordable lightweight protective vinyl barrier and wooden museum-back for clean and easy hanging.

 

 

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Kodak Metallic, 1/4” Acrylic, Sintra Encapsulation & Black Wood Museum-Back

Graduate your artwork to the next level by creating striking, three-dimensional pearlescent metallic photo prints with a deeper than glass effect. The ¼” thick layer of acrylic paired with lightweight 3mm Sintra provides your images with professional protection and exceptional clarity. The museum-back will have black painted edges and is easy to hang.

 

 

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FujiFlex, 1/8” TruLife Acrylic, White Dibond Encapsulation & Black Aluminum Museum-Back

Create pro level gallery quality artwork with our top selling HD photo paper and anti-reflective acrylic combo! Add depth, and give your photos a true to life appearance that other acrylic products simply cannot match. Protect your investment & ensure durability with our professional Dibond metal encapsulation finish. We supply this version with a black powder-coated aluminum museum-back frame and Z-clip for easy hanging.

 

Customize & Save Your Own Print Recipes

print recipes customize your own artisanhdDo you have a favorite print combo that you’re constantly reaching for?

Kodak Metallic paper mounted to 1/4″ plexiglass acrylic? FujiFlex paper and Trulife (non-glare) Acrylic? Or perhaps direct to dibond brushed metal?

Whatever it may be, now you can customize your favorite go-to’s and save them for later.

Name your and save your own recipes! (example: “John’s Favorite Combo” or “My Gallery Prints”) 

Best methods to clean a Trulife Acrylic print and/or plexiglass acrylic.2019-07-29T11:29:27-07:00

After creating your custom acrylic prints, you want to take every step you can to protect them. So what are the best methods to clean a Trulife Acrylic print and/or standard Plexiglass acrylic prints? If you’ve noticed that your artwork has been tainted with some slight smudging or dirt, start off by simply removing any surface debris.

Plastic cleaner is ideal along with a premium microfiber cloth. However, any gentle monitor or eyeglass cleaner will also work just as well. Important: Stay away from ammonia or alcohol-based cleaners, as well as paper towels – these products can scratch the surface.

Protect Your Trulife Acrylic Print & Standard Plexiglass with an Encapsulation Layer

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Want even more protection for your Trulife Acrylic print and/or Plexiglass Acrylic prints? Consider adding an encapsulation layer. It will offer both an additional layer of protection to your print PLUS opacity. Opacity is important when you choose a museum-back (hidden floating frame) since the back could create a darker (i.e. visible) line where the wooden frame touches the print.

Encapsulation Benefits:

  • Long-lasting durability
  • Opacity
  • Gallery-style look
  • Rigid, frameless finish

Protect your investment with the right cleaning products and an encapsulated print from ArtisanHD. Transform your artwork into long-lasting, museum-quality gallery prints.

Looking for more information? Check out the related FAQ: Do I need backing or an encapsulation layer on Trulife Acrylic?

Do I need backing or an encapsulation layer on Trulife Acrylic?2018-10-23T08:21:36-07:00

encapsulation layer on trulife acrylic image2 artisanhdAdding an encapsulation layer on Trulife Acrylic prints or mounted under any acrylic print is always a good idea. Not only does it offer an additional layer of protection to your print, but it also adds opacity.

This becomes important when we are adding a museum-back (hidden floating frame) as it could create a darker line where the wooden frame touches the photo-print. Be it TruLife, standard 1/8” or 1/4” acrylic, encapsulation is a good call for any of these finishing options.

Adding An Encapsulation Layer On Trulife Acrylic Prints Add Maximum Protection

Protect your investment. Encapsulated prints at ArtisanHD will not only transform your artwork into gallery level works of art. The extra layer added will also offer complete protection for long-lasting, durable prints. So you can admire your prints with peace of mind.

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Benefits:

  • Gallery level look
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Rigid, frameless finish

Encapsulation Options:

  • Dibond® white aluminum
  • 3mm Sintra
  • Opaque white vinyl

Looking for more information? Check out the related FAQ: Is there a handy guide to help me choose from all the art installation hanging systems ArtisanHD currently offers?

 

When a print is mounted to a plexiglass design, is the museum back bonded directly to the back of the print?2017-10-27T16:15:14-07:00

Yes, when you select a plexiglass design and your print is directly mounted to the plexiglass, the museum mount is also bonded directly to the back of the print.

Acrylic Photo-mount, Plexiglass Design

Mounted Print “Floats”

You also have the option to add another before the museum mounting. This is called Acrylic Print Encapsulation. If you are interested in this specialized plexiglass design and mounting option, please contact our Artisans directly at (877) 948-0009. We will gladly create a custom design and quote for you. No matter how your artwork is mounted and displayed on your walls, the plexiglass print will make your images truly  shine and stand out!

What’s the difference between direct to print and paper mounted prints?2017-10-27T17:01:00-07:00
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ArtisanHD direct to print acrylic

We offer two types of plexiglass or acrylic prints: direct to print and paper mounted.

Direct to Print

Our most popular plexi print is direct to plexi, or direct to acrylic. For this print type, we print your photo directly to the back of 1/4″ plexiglass, without paper. This option includes a 2″ border and stainless steel standoffs.

Paper Mounted

We also offer a plexiglass print solution where you first choose your high definition photo paper, then we mount the paper to the back of the a 1/4″ piece of Plexi. This option is called paper mounted and covers 100% of the plexi. It is mounted with a museum back.

For more information, visit our Product Page.

Is special hardware required to hang my acrylic print?2017-10-27T16:32:12-07:00

Yes, the art mounting hardware you selected during your configuration process will be shipped with your print, ready to hang. You just need to pick out a wonderful display wall and grab a screwdriver or drill. Wondering which mount is right for your print? Check out this related FAQ and our guide.

How to Hang Your Print with the Provided Art Mounting Hardware – 1″ Stainless Steel Standoffs

Our ArtisanHD print expert artisans take great care with your artwork and we want your standoff mounts to look stunning and professional on your walls. You’ll learn everything you need to know about hanging standoff prints with this helpful step by step, easy to follow video with key visuals to guide you along the way.

Follow along as our ArtisanHD print experts provide easy instructions and tips for how to hang your professional standoff prints in the video below – we’ve even included a few extra pro tips to make your print hanging process extra smooth! All art mounting hardware is included with your print.

How to Hang Your Museum Mounted Prints

Our expert print artisans at ArtisanHD take great care with your artwork – from helping you upload your project artwork to providing professional printing and even helping you hanging your work of art on your wall. Every step matters. Follow along as our ArtisanHD print experts walk you through these easy directions and tips for how to hang your museum mounted print.

In less than two minutes you’ll learn everything you need to know about hanging a museum mounted print, no matter the size or material! The step-by-step video guide is easy to follow with key visuals to help you along the way. We even share a few pro tips for mounting in drywall and fixing a slightly unlevel hang (it’s easier than you may think). Hanging your museum mounted print is a snap – in no time at all your custom artwork will be “floating” on your walls!

What is face mounting photos to acrylic?2017-10-27T16:45:34-07:00

Face mounting photos to acrylic, also called second surface mounting, is a superior  method for ensuring longevity and for giving a professional finished look to acrylic prints. Although it is a delicate process and requires time and a great deal of professional experience, we feel it gives the final product an almost three-dimensional, museum-quality result that is difficult to surpass. The glass also protects the photo from fading, dust and scratches.

Acrylic Face Mount Print in Dining Room - Face Mounting Photos to Acyrlic

Acrylic Face Mount Print 

With face mounting, we apply a special silicone glue archival crystal clear film adhesive to the print and then mount the front of the acrylic photo to it. The bond between the UV-resistant glass and the photo is airtight. Because of the airtight bond, there is no light reflection between the glass and the photo. It adds depth and makes the photo look like it is part of the acrylic. When paired with our Metallic or FujiFlex photo paper, face mounting photos to acrylic creates a look that has to been seen to be believed. This ensures that vivid colors achieved by the acrylic printing process are not compromised.

We then attach a wooden museum backing to the print. The backing creates a 1″ space between picture and wall, which makes it appear as if it is floating away from the wall, giving additional dimension to the photo.

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