Drymounting to substrate larger than 40x60

Mike LeCompte CPF

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Would like input on this. We're doing a coupla dozen oversize pieces for a corporate client and they average 50 x 70 or so. Using UV Plex on them all with a simple black frame but I need a drymountable substrate.

Gatorfoam? Sintra? Coroplast?

Ideas would be appreciated. Have used Sintra quite often but oftentimes doesn't "cook" properly in the drymount
 

Puppyraiser

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We'd job this out to a sign company in a New York minute. Let the experts do what they do and do what you do best... frame 'em.
 

Jim Miller

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In my experience, both PVC (Sintra) and polypropylene (Coroplast) sheeting will deform badly at 200 degrees F.

If I were in your shoes, I'd follow Ellen's advice. Find a commercial drafting firm or sign maker that has a large roller press. They can run 'em through on Gatorfoam.

And if UV-filtering were not an issue, you could do away with the acrylic and have them laminated at the same time they're mounted.

When fitting, be sure to use spacers under the glazing.
 
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