Face-mounting techniques for graphs and digital images
Face mounting techniques have been used in advertising, for backlit display, and light boxes worldwide for years. The process is fast becoming one of the most popular methods for exhibiting wide format and display photographs commercially, in galleries, homes and major museums.
An increasingly popular mounting methods is face-mounting the image to acrylic, glass or transparent substrates. Through the process of face-mounting the substrate becomes both the protective glazing and the support for the photographic and digital images.
Face mounting techniques is a trend preferred by many contemporary digital and photographic artists to present their images in a frameless manner. It provides the desire of frameless but quality aesthetic appearance to meet the presentation requirements. In short, face mounting films join two surfaces together through the creation of a smooth bond. These graphics require the use of an optically clear mounting adhesive.
Our MD-PET face mount is optically clear adhesive films offer a completely transparent appearance that won’t diminish the look of the graphic when it is viewed through a window or any transparent substrates. It provides the excellent UV stability to graphic prints and has the quality of presentation. Optically Clear Polyester Film is an excellent choice for differentiating yourself from the pack and gives prints a very modern and vibrant look which is great for the home or showing your work in a gallery.
Mounting digital prints to Window Glass
Step 1: Choosing the most suitable Optically Clear Mounting Film.MD-PET face mount is a double sided optical clear polyester (PET ) adhesive film. 1.5 mil (38μ) Optically Clear PET carrier sandwiched between two layers of permanent solvent adhesive protected on each side by a clear polyester release liner. A clear polyester film giving smoothness to the adhesive layer and featuring very high strength and toughness. The finest components deliver the optical clarity. It provides the excellent UV stability to graphic prints.
Step 3: Applying Facemount to imagesSimply adhere printed images to one of the sides with the permanent optically clear mounting adhesive and apply the other solvent acrylic adhesive side to a clean mounting surface.
Step 4: Adhering the second surface mounting to glassAdhere the second surface mounting (commonly referred to as face mounting) of images to clear window glass substrates. Adding a laminating film to the back of the graphic can also offer added rigidity to assist during installation and help protect and enhance the inside viewing surface.
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Face mount features an optically clear, pressure-sensitive permanent mounting adhesive protected on each side by a clear polyester release liner. Simply adhere printed images to one of the sides with the permanent acrylic adhesive and apply the other permanent acrylic adhesive side to a clean mounting surface.
Face mount provides fast, efficient processing through roll lamination techniques without the need for heat or drying. It is used for mounting and protecting in the photographic and graphic industries.
L000, L002, L005, UV-001, L818, L819, L755, P-001B (Prop 65 compliance)
IPC developed a variety range of PVC overlaminates from glossy, satin, matt, Luster, texture, skin leather to Sandtex patterns. Monomeric to Polymeric, UV to super UV grade. Film thickness is from 70 mic to 200 mic depending on the application. We also offer laminating films compliant with the requirements of the standard of California Proposition 65 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances.
#MS-PET is a 0.05mm (50 micron/2mil) polyester high gloss self-adhesive overlaminate suitable for cold lamination. The optically clear film offers a high level of UV protection, maintaining the colour vibrancy of the laminated print. This crystal clear of PET lamination film is supplied on a smooth clear polyester liner ensuring the clarity of the solvent-based adhesive. It also can be at the coated paper liner.
#LOPP is a 1.6mil clear glossy of overlaminate, which can be easily applied over printed digital media with a low cost choice for indoor application. OPP laminating film is widely used for graphics installation to both eliminate scratching and to reduce the risk of image distortion. PP is the environment friendly material.
DE-001 is a high gloss 2.4 mil (60μ) Biaxially oriented polypropylene laminating film featuring a pressure sensitive adhesive. Dry erase laminates is designed specifically for use with dry erase markers. It features dry erasable write-on / wipe-off capability while maintaining excellent graphic enhancement. Ideal for courtroom exhibits and teaching aids.
Anti-Graffiti Window Film shields graphics, surfaces and windows from graffiti, vandalism and damage. The window film is an ultra-clear, scratch resistant, super durable product that has a 1.4 mil high gloss, hard coated polyester laminate that is perfect for anti-graffiti and glass protection applications.