Although it is a delicate process and requires time and a great deal of professional experience, we feel face mounting a photo to acrylic 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.
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 Austin Jet silver or ImageTech Photo Gloss photo paper, face mounting photos to acrylic creates a look that has to be seen to be believed. This ensures that the vivid colors achieved by the acrylic printing process are not compromised.
We then attach a museum back to the print. The backing creates a 1″ space between the picture and the wall, which makes it appear as if it is floating away from the wall, giving an additional dimension to the photo.
What Are The Advantages Of Face-Mounted Acrylic Prints?
Face-mounted acrylic prints offer several distinct advantages that make them a popular choice for displaying photographs and artworks:
Enhanced Visual Impact: The acrylic sheet placed over the image intensifies colors, enhances contrast, and adds a sense of depth, creating a visually stunning and captivating display that can draw viewers in.
Vibrant Colors and Sharpness: The glossy surface of the acrylic enhances the color saturation and sharpness of the image, making it appear more vibrant and lifelike.
Durability and Protection: The acrylic layer acts as a protective barrier, guarding the image from dust, moisture, and UV rays. This significantly increases the print’s longevity, preserving its quality over time.
Professional Appearance: The sleek and modern appearance of face-mounted acrylic prints adds a touch of sophistication to any space. The frameless design gives the impression that the image is floating on the wall.
Depth and Dimension: The space between the image and the wall, created by the acrylic layer, adds a sense of depth and dimension. This can make the image feel more immersive and dynamic.
Easy Cleaning: The smooth acrylic surface is easy to clean and maintain, requiring simple dusting or wiping with a soft cloth.
Customizable Size and Thickness: Face-mounted acrylic prints come in various sizes and thicknesses, allowing for customization to fit specific aesthetic preferences and display requirements.
Lightweight: Acrylic is relatively lightweight, making it easier to handle and hang compared to traditional glass options.
Easy Installation: Many face-mounted acrylic prints come with pre-installed hanging systems or other mounting solutions, simplifying the installation process.
Overall, the advantages of face-mounted acrylic prints encompass a combination of superior image quality, protection, aesthetics, and the ability to create a memorable and impactful display that can elevate the visual appeal of any space.