ACRYLIC FACE MOUNT FINISHING DETAIL VERSES GLASS
Perspex Photo Frames using Epson archival inks to create prints, we can expect they will last up to and beyond 35 years. When displayed indoors out of direct sunlight much longer. At Imagebank Australia our acrylics are printed on a range of fine art papers from Ilford. We find the 310 gsm smooth gloss paper gives the best result. The face mounting process is an art in that it seals the print from moisture and contaminants in the atmosphere. Making Perspex photo frames excellent for bathrooms Kitchens and outdoor areas.
THE DIFFERENCE IN PRINTING ON GLOSS MEDIA FIRST VERSES DIRECTLY TO GLASS.
It’s possible to print directly onto standard glass rather than mount to acrylic. However, there are a couple of essential differences between face mounting prints to acrylic and printing straight to glass. At imagebank Australia, we first print to a gloss media and then apply to the acrylic or perspex photo frames. A superior print is created as the media we use holds more ink than what can be adhered directly to glass, i.e. a glass print. More vibrant colours, clarity, tones and gradations, and much better contrast are the result. Importantly, most glass has less clarity than acrylic and has a greenish tint that can reduce the brightness of the artwork.
GLASS VERSES ACRYLIC FOR CLARITY AND WEIGHT PERSPEX PHOTO FRAMES
We recommend using acrylic instead of glass in conventional framing for this reason. It also is used to reduce weight in large artworks. Museums and galleries will choose acrylic over glass for is superior clarity. Perspex Photo Frames are a modern and vibrant alternative available on the market. We have been working with this product for over a decade and have found many benefits. Acrylic Prints have become popular with the interior decorators for its clean lines. There is no need for traditional frames. However, they can be used with this print media.
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An example of Perspex Photo Frames at Perrin Clarke Photography