Dry mounting ink jet prints

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Birk Binnard, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. Birk Binnard

    Birk Binnard Guest

    Figuring it would be best to experiment with the simplest solution first, I
    bought a can of 3M Spray Adhesive at Orchard Supply and tried it as a means
    of attaching an inkjet photo to a cardboard back. It works really well.
    Now I'm using foam board backs (2'x3' pieces cost about a dollar) and that
    works great too. Here's what I do:

    1. Completely cover the kitchen table with a collapsed cardboard box
    2. Cut the backing to size using an Exacto knife. The foam board is best
    cut using 2 or 3 strokes.
    3. Spray the entire backing with the 3M adhesive
    4. Put the picture on the backing and scootch it around to fit properly.
    The adhesive takes about 15 seconds to cure; during this time you can move
    the picture around.
    5. Use a clean baking roller (the one I have is wood, but I'm sure metal or
    plastic would work just as well) to roll out any bumps in the print.

    My prints are almost all 8 x 10, but I have a number of 12x36 panoramas I
    want to do. My printer is Epson an 1280 and all the prints are on Epson
    glossy photo paper.
    Birk Binnard, Nov 10, 2003
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    Mark Herring Guest


    This is how I mounted my last Epson glossy---works great.

    I have done some searches on this issue, and found also something
    about 3M "re-positionable mounting adhesive" It looks really great.
    I believe B&H stocks it, but I'm not sure who else.

    For spray mount, I would use 3M"Photo-Mount". Same basic stuff, but
    is supposed to be more archival.

    Mark Herring, Pasadena, Calif.
    Private e-mail: Just say no to "No".
    Mark Herring, Nov 11, 2003
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    Mark Herring Guest

    I think I have read that ink-jet prints should not be mounted with
    heat. If I use conventional dry mount tissue, I would prefer a press.
    With RC "conventional" paper, the dry-moutn tissue process is quite
    critical. I was able to do it successfully only after calibrating
    everything and following strict proceedures.

    Some ink-jet media is RC, and others are???

    Mark Herring, Pasadena, Calif.
    Private e-mail: Just say no to "No".
    Mark Herring, Nov 12, 2003
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