I'm thinking of getting a few photography pieces framed that i have. there's a lot of people that seem to vouch for diasec mounting, but i'm keen to hear other people's opinion on this. seems kind of similar to dry mounting a paper piece, which is an obvious no-no...
any thoughts from folks here on how is best to frame and present photography pieces?
Post by wimbledongreen on Jan 15, 2014 16:03:45 GMT -8
Mounting will vary as to the exact pieces since the type of print, paper, size, and borders will affect your options. For large format, contemporary color prints (Alex Prager, for example) you need them mounted so they lay flat and are on solid backing. Those prints also do not have any white border and are framed directly to the edge. Prints like these need to be mounted for proper display.
If you do have something mounted it's probably best they are mounted at the time you purchase it from a gallery. It's not an easy process and with new work a gallery can easily replace/reprint the image if something goes wrong.
It's worth noting dry mounting is not the worst option by any stretch , many reputable framers use this method , it preserves the work. It merely reduces the options for the next owner, but not completely.
With ref to photos (c type) , I have one large work framed which had to be mounted on ... Aluminium Frame in the end was understandably large and tres heavy, but it had to be done properly if it had to be done at all.
Post by muschelschubser on Feb 17, 2014 12:29:18 GMT -8
Does anyone have a good recommendation where to get a custom acrylic display box made? I have a fairly big (28x28x56 inch) sculpture and I'm contemplating to put it in a display case to avoid dusting and damage. My search so far let me to this site: www.casesforcollectibles.com and I'm waiting for a quote. But would appreciate if someone knows other places to inquire. ;-) Thanks!