What is Glass Face Mounting?
Glass Face Mounting is the process of mounting a photographic print between a sheet of toughened glass and an aluminium or Dibond backing sheet.
Prints are bonded using optically clear silicone adhesive, creating an airtight bond with no air bubbles. The glass that we use is durable and highly resilient against scratching.
We can produce glass face mounts in any size up to a maximum of 72 x 48 inches (1 828 x 1219mm)
Each completed piece is supplied with an Aluminium sub-frame – making it easy to hang and providing additional rigidity and support against warping.
Why Should I choose Glass Face Mounting?
Glass face mounting offers an unparalleled crisp, clear and contemporary finish and is a popular high-quality alternative to our Perspex face mounting. Because the print is sandwiched between the glass and the back using a permanently elastic 100% clear silicone glue, glass face mounting provides the additional benefit of no light reflections between the photographs and the glazing of an ordinary frame.
The aluminium subframe on the back of each glass face mount provides a visible space between the mounted work and the wall – lending another presence to your photographs or artwork.
Direct to Glass Printing:
We are also able to print your images or artwork direct to Glass using our Direct to Media printing service. Printing direct to a substrate can often be quicker as it removes the need for a photographic print and is a popular choice for those looking to explore new creative possibilities. Glass is just one of the hundreds of substrates we can print on to – find out more about our Direct to Media UV Printing here.
Glass Face Mounts – Hanging Guide
We aim to turnaround orders for our finishing services within 8 – 10 days. Large orders are often subject to slightly longer turnaround times, please speak to us to confirm turnaround times prior to placing your order.
Both Perspex and glass face mounting services provide exceptional finishing for photographs or artwork and use much the same process – the only real difference is the substrate chosen as the top layer of the finished piece. Glass is less prone to scratching than Perspex although Perspex is a much more lightweight substrate and is available in a greater choice of sizes.
Yes! With clients around the world, we’ve shipped our clients work Internationally and can advise and quote on delivery options to suit your requirements. Our bespoke crating is ideal for large items and international delivery – ensuring your work is packaged to perfection and protected until it reaches its destination.
We certainly do! Our specially trained team can take care of the installation of your artwork and vinyl in galleries, commercial and residential properties.
In addition to our installation services for the art and photography industries, we also are able to provide installation of vinyl and graphics using our in-house installation team who have years of experience on projects, both large and small.
Our pricing page shows a guide of the costs associated with many of our services. For a more comprehensive quote, or quotes for large orders or using our bespoke services, please contact one of our friendly team here.
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