Mounting pics on newspaper - both sides


CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Aug 1, 2003
I've got an interesting project. A customer wants an old yellowed newspaper framed (to be viewed from the front and back). That should be no problem, but she also wants me to mount 5 small photos (printed from a laserjet) on the front and 5 on the back of the newspaper. She gave me the exact locations for the pics and they are not located in the same location on the back as they are on the front. No...this need not be a conservation mount. I was thinking about dry mounting the pics to the newspaper. But, what will happen to the pics that I dry mounted to side A when I turn it over to dry mount those to side B? Will they move or shift? Also, I'm concerned that you will be able to see the back of the pic when viewing the other side of the newspaper? Is there a better way to mount them? I was wondering if a wet mount wouldn't be better, using YES paste???

Tack photos to both sides and press between two sheets of slip board.

Make sure you bake dry the boards first.... about 5 minutes in press should do it.
How about this?

Clear film encapsulate the newspaper page, and then use 3M #889 or #415 double-sided tape to attach the mounted photos to the clear film. That would eliminate see-through problems, avoid stressing or sagging of the newspaper sheet, and provide secure mounts for all of the pieces.
Jeez Jim, what took you so long. You must be busy.

We've been out here fanning this thing waiting for you to come up with the diffinitive process and reasoning.

Man, I gotta take your class sometime soon.