In the printing biz, face mounting is a process where you apply an optically clear adhesive to the face of the graphic/print then adhere the graphic to acrylic, otherwise known as plexiglass. Once the print is adhered to the acrylic a secondary material like dibond or sintra is adhered to the back of the print to create a sandwich. Attaching a second substrate to the back of the print allows for wooden slats to be adhered to the back so that the print can be displayed on a wall. Unlike traditionally framed prints, the wooden slats that are attached to the back create space between the wall and the print making for a “floating off the wall” look.
If you’re a professional photographer or artist, this is an excellent choice for differentiating yourself from the pack. Face photo mounting gives prints a very modern and professional look which is great for the home or a showing your work in a gallery.