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What is Acrylic Face Mounting?


What is Acrylic Face Mounting?

Acrylic face mounting is an attractive choice for artists who travel with their artwork. Those who plan to display their work in a museum, gallery, or naturally lit room can benefit greatly as well. Learn more about acrylic face mounting in this three-minute read.

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How it Works

Acrylic face mounting involves applying an optically clear adhesive to the face of a print and then adhering the print to acrylic, also known as Plexiglass. With their unsurpassed quality, ease of use, and versatility, acrylic sheets have been the industry standard since they were introduced roughly 75 years ago.

Unique Features

The modern and vibrant aesthetic of acrylic mounting is great for a premium gallery display. This is largely due to the extra dimension that the acrylic adds, giving the print a floating effect, especially against a white backdrop. Acrylic prints are available in clear, frosted, or milky display transparencies. Additionally, an acrylic face mount provides waterproofing and UV protection. 

When It Works Best

This mounting choice is especially preferable if you’re hitting the road with your artwork. Acrylic is lighter than glass and is also shatter resistant. The edges are sealed, keeping the print free of air damage and effectively archiving it. Acrylic face mounting is equally important for professional photographers and artists looking to differentiate their work from the masses with a striking display. In this regard, it is a popular pick for pieces being displayed in high-end galleries and museums.

Acrylic Face Mounting at Duggal

At Duggal Visual Solutions, our experts have mastered the aesthetics and specifications of this custom mounting style for artists around the world. Contact us today to start your project.