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Permanent Post-it style mounting

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by david winton, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. david winton

    david winton Guest

    I Have been trying to figure out a way to selectively mount a portion of a print, say like a giant post-it, but permanent.
    The idea being that the edges of the print are exposed and not matted, the print is mounted to a backerboard, but only from the top or a side or some portion of the print, so that the rest of the print is free and unattached.
    Obviously ATG would discolor the print, but I'm not familiar with any other permanent double sided tape that's acid free either.
    We have heat presses & cold presses, so using those tools is a possibility, were the right glue / tape available.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. graysalchemy

    graysalchemy CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    why not hinge through slits in the mountbord? thats how I float mount a print.
  3. Andrew Lenz Jr.

    Andrew Lenz Jr. MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Are you a home-based framer? Or is there someone more experienced in your shop to ask? Your questions suggest there is a lot to learn there. I'm a little worried about answering your question since a little knowledge is sometimes dangerous. I will throw out one thing, never use double-sided tape (acid-free or not) on any artwork that you don't eventually want to throw away.

    But, yes, like Gray says, s-hinges through slots are typical.

  4. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Use a strip of fusion 4000.
  5. Andrew Lenz Jr.

    Andrew Lenz Jr. MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I'd never do that, but each to his own.

  6. graysalchemy

    graysalchemy CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Using hinges is so easy and quick plus it is reversible so no damage to the artwork.

    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    i can think of several ways to accomplish what you describe, but you might get better answers to your question if you can provide a little more info - specifically, what is your reason for pursuing this look? Is conservation a concern, or is this a purely decorative or aesthetic endeavor? If conservation is important to you then there are several ways to float art using hinges. if conservation isn't a concern, then lay the poster face down, use kraft paper to mask off the area you don't want adhesive on and hose it down with the aerosol adhesive of your choice. Super77 is pretty aggressive stuff, but there are many options to choose from there.
  8. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    This topic may get a lot more play in the main Grumble section, rather than in this Picture Frame Design section.

    To directly answer your question, there are double-sided tapes with pressure-sensitive adhesives of very good quality, which probably would serve your purpose. But there are much better ways to mount paper-borne artwork than using pressure-sensitive adhesive on an isolated area of contact.

    Cautious questions remain: Why do you want to do this? Exactly what do you mean by "permanent"? Does the art have any long term value?

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