I love the process here. It’s so rare for artist’s to share their creative evolution so this was pretty cool to stumble upon.
Face mounting is a process that involves applying an optically clear adhesive to the face of the print then adhering the print to acrylic, otherwise known as plexiglass. Once the print is adhered to the acrylic, a backing material like dibond (best) or sintra is adhered to the back of the print to protect the print and provide rigidity to the art. The backer also provides the surface to adhere the hanging and floating hardware which provides that modern, floating off the wall look.
If you’re a professional photographer or artist, this is an excellent choice for differentiating yourself from the pack. Acrylic face mounting gives prints a very modern and vibrant look which is great for the home or showing your work in a gallery.
Here you can see a video we did a few years back showing the entire process (a few minor changes have been made since) and no, we never put our logo on your prints. This was just a promo piece we did!
There has been a lot of interest in the aluminum recently and I wanted to share 5 reasons why I think this is a great choice for photo mounting and showing off your prints.
1) Aluminum is a modern and fashionable way to display photography. I’ve seen professional photographers show their work in galleries using aluminum panels.
2) Besides being my favorite option for displaying photographs, aluminum displayed photographs look great in any home decor.
3) These aluminum panels are recyclable and stainless.
4) Aluminum is very durable. You will never have to worry about dinging up the corners with this material.
5) The aluminum we use is 1/8″ thick which, when hung on a wall, gives the appearance that your print is floating off the wall.
Do you have a favorite photo you want printed and mounted to Aluminum? You can get started at our easy configuration page!
Would you like the BumbleJax man to create a gallery quality masterpiece with your digital photo like the one in the video? We mount to acrylic/plexiglass (including 1″ blocks!), aluminum, bamboo, dibond or gatorfoam. Each piece is hand-crafted with your satisfaction guaranteed right here in our Seattle shop. Check out over 500 testimonials from our satisfied customers.
Get started today! Just head over to our configuration system, choose your product tab, upload your photo, select the size, then any options or upgrades and he’ll take care of the rest, working his magic to create your wall art wonder.
See the acrylic prints process at Youtube along with all our other videos.
PlexiPerfect! Handmade, gallery ready prints that ship ready to hang on your wall.
I don’t like to honk my own horn (ok, maybe just a little) but I think we’ve offered something rather unique here at BumbleJax. We have mastered the art of digital photo mounting. BumbleJax allows you to have your digital photo shown in a gallery ready format! Having your digital photo printed out on our high end, large format printer and then face mounted to one of our unique substrates will give you something special to hang on your wall. One of the substrates we offer is acrylic, also known as plexiglass. This is my personal favorite and is becoming a very popular format for displaying photos in galleries and museums. Choosing to have your print face mounted to acrylic will give your print a clarity and richness that just can’t be achieved with any other technique. Check out our site and let me know what you think, I would love your feedback and to answer any questions you might have.
Your fellow photo enthusiast,