Fine art must be secured in a way that will accommodate changes in the art itself. In most cases, we hinge art on paper from the top so that the art will not buckle as it expands and contracts. Hinges should be reversible and should not alter the art substantially.
At Gallery 360, we select the type of hinging material to the requirements of the art. Fabrics, for instance, are usually sewn in place. Three-dimensional objects require varying types of attachments. Non-adhesive attachments, such as polypropylene film corners may be used to support documents, magazines, and valuable art on paper. In all cases, we strive for invisible and reversible methods, and we discuss all the options with you.
We also mount inexpensive posters and reprintable photographs to foam core board using a vacuum/heat press. The main benefit of this treatment is to prevent waving of the poster behind the glass or acrylic, however this process is not reversible.
Large format photos are sometimes vacuum mounted, but very high gloss photo papers may not respond well to this treatment because of the chance of an “orange peel” textured result. We minimize this effect by using aluminium adhesive boards for a high quality super smooth surface. Our experienced designers will explain all the ins and outs of artwork mounting when you bring us your framing or mounting project.