What Is Acrylic Face Mounting?

Acrylic face mounting is a process that involves applying an optically clear adhesive to the face of the print then adhering the print to acrylic, otherwise known as plexiglass.  Once the print is adhered to the acrylic, a backing material like dibond (best and what we use) or sintra is adhered to the back of the print to protect the print and provide rigidity to the art.  The backer also provides the surface to adhere the hanging and floating hardware which provides that modern, floating off the wall look.

If you’re a professional photographer or artist, this is an excellent choice for differentiating yourself from the pack.  Acrylic face mounting gives prints a very modern and vibrant look which is great for the home or showing your work in a gallery.

Here you can see a video we did a few years back showing the entire process (a  few minor changes have been made since) and no, we never put our logo on your prints.  This was just a promo piece we did!

If you’re interested in our acrylic face mounted prints we have many options and customizations available to you with varying thicknesses of acrylic (1/8″, 1/4″ and 1/2″) as well as 1″ acrylic photo blocks which make for a stunning standup display.

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  • BumbleJax: A Solid Option For Mounting Photos | Jay Watson Photography Blog

    […] JW: I assume the acrylic laminate is more clear and less noticeable than the satin finish. True? Corey: Yes, the acrylic mounting is a completely different process. It is called face-mounting. Here is a link explaining this process further: https://www.bumblejax.com/content/printing/what-is-face-mounting/ […]

    October 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm
  • Jay Wolstoff

    Hi JW
    Your floating photograph mounting system is just what I want to try to do. Can you share with me the adhesive you use to mount the face of the photo to the backside of the acrylic..(why do you use 1/4 inch thick acrylic is it non glare acrylic) and the adhesive you use to mount the backside of the photo to the sientra board. Do you use machinery to do this..what does the edge of the acrylic look like is it clear or cloudy? I see you mount the photograph to the acrylic first then to the 3mm sientra is there a reason for doing it that way?
    Thank you in advance for your kind considerations on my behalf.
    Regards,
    JW
    PS..Today I left a message on your answer machine

    November 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm
  • The BumbleJax Man

    Hi Jay,

    My apologies for taking so long to respond.

    The adhesive is called Optimount. We use 1/8″ cast acrylic and it is not non-glare. The adhesive we use on the back of the sintra (now dibond) is a pressure sensitive adhesive. We use a lamination machine for all steps involved in the face-mounting process. We mount the print to the acrylic first because we are more successful that way (I’m sure others do it differently).

    December 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm
  • Doug Dolde

    How easily is the acrylic scratched ?

    August 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

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