plexi sandwhich

trofeo

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Hi All,
I don't do plexi sandwhiches very often, as they kind of annoy me, but have to give someone a quote on doing two of them this weekend and need some advice..
So, the client wants these watercolors floating in plexi so that the wall behind the pieces shows and there is no mat. She has others done this way that she wants to match. She doesn't live here so i can't have her bring one in for me to inspect. She seems to have used a 1" wide black frame before, easy to match, and i can have her take a photo for me, but I need to come up with a price for her.
Everytime I have done this process I either have a very skinny mat to hide the points,or have done it without a frame using bolts etc..
I need to make sure the art doesn't slip as they have to be shipped.
Whats the standard on this?
Do I adhere the art to the back plexi? With what? Will the static of the plexi hold the art in place, or will that hold be reduced by time? Is there a way to attractively keep everything inside the frame without points?
I'm feeling creatively challenged today, as I am having trouble figuring this one out..
Thanks everyone!!
Sara
 

wpfay

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Mount (drymount, spray mount....I've seen one that had tiny holes drilled in it and had the mount board stitched on) a piece of 4-ply rag to the backing plex that is slighty smaller than the watercolor, and hinge the watercolor to the rag (better use a lot of hinges if you are going to ship it). Use spacers between the two sheets of acrylic so the w/c isn't smashed. Get some balsa strips from the local hobby store, or UMS might have them and dye them black and use them in the back as a glass "stop" instead of points.

Static won't hold watercolor paper.
 

BILL WARD

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sounds like a perfect application for sillykon! glue backer to back plexi, hinge the crap out of print to backer(you just know its all gonna get seperated in transit!!!). Dont have any experience with YES glue....would that handle the load in place of the in-fame-ous silly stuff???? I just did a 2-sided movie poster and usde table saw to cut the full length point-hiders from some scrap to just be on edge with the flat of the frame, painted these inserts & framback flat black(matched the frame front)...looked pretty good....figure about 1 hr to cut stock(cutting + travel time to saw & return), about 2-2.5 hrs to prep/paint/assemble and apply your usual charges, then add an 'aggravation' charge, or not as you feel about it....
 

trofeo

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Great ideas! thanks so much!!
i never thought of some of these ideas, so i owe you one! (or six)
 
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