When it comes to showcasing your photography for an exhibition, gallery-quality printing means more than the photo prints themselves. There is also an art form to the way the prints are displayed. Face-mounted acrylic prints are a popular choice among photographers seeking to elevate their imagery.
What is Acrylic Face Mounting?
Acrylic face mounting involves applying an optically clear adhesive to the face of a print and then adhering the print to acrylic, often Plexiglass. The modern and vibrant aesthetic of acrylic mounting is great for a premium gallery display, as the extra dimension creates a unique floating effect.
Benefits of Face Mounted Acrylic Prints
First and foremost, face-mounted acrylic prints are simply stunning. But that’s not all. In addition to its high-end aesthetic, acrylic helps protect your prints from dirt, dust, aging, and scratching. Acrylic-mounted prints are waterproof, UV resistant, and shatter-resistant. This mounting choice is especially preferable if you are traveling with your artwork.
Acrylic Face Mounting Options at Shop Duggal
Shop Duggal’s signature floating gallery Plexi prints bring the beauty of acrylic to your fingertips for premium production. Choose between the following:
- Standard Acrylic Prints: Lightjet print face-mounted to 1/4″ Plexi with flame polished edges, backed with 1/8″ white Sintra and a low-profile track brace for easy hanging.
- Premium Acrylic Prints: Lightjet print face-mounted to 1/4″ Plexi with flame polished edges, backed with 1/8″ white aluminum composite material (ACM) and a low-profile track brace for easy hanging.
With either option, your print will “float” approximately 1/2″ off of the wall, with gallery-quality printing to your selected size and paper type. For photographers who are learning the craft and beginning to take it more seriously, acrylic prints can help you take that next step professionally.