framing momento question

Discussion in 'Photography' started by James, May 26, 2012.

  1. James

    James Guest

    My wife and I have a hiking trail map which was printed on glossy paper. We
    are going to have it framed, to preserve our mountain hiking pursuits, and
    we want it to last.

    We have typed up our own map "legend," which will be included as an insert
    in a blank area of the map. This insert measure about 4 x 5

    Here is my question.... what is the best way to be sure that the insert,
    printed on regular copier paper, will adhere to the glossy surface of the
    map ? I suppose I could scotch tape it, but this doesn't seem
    "permanent" or even "semi-permanent" to me.

    Is there a glue that would adhere, long-time, to the glossy paper ?

    Any ideas or comments will be appeciated !!

    James, May 26, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    If framed behind glass the pressure of the assembly might suffice w/o
    any adhesive at all.

    Otherwise, I'd think that a photo spray adhesive would be very good for
    this. Just be very careful in using it. It flies around and gets on
    everything. So you need a clean/clear area to work covered in
    sacrificial paper or plastic.

    There are also contact sheet adhesives (very nice to use) - but probably
    wasteful for your legend.
    Alan Browne, May 26, 2012
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  3. James

    James Guest

    Thanks Alan, both very good ideas...

    How does the photo spray adhesive work?? Do you simply spray the back of
    the photo (this case, my legend, printed on regular copier paper), and stick
    it on the glossy map ?

    The contact sheet adhesive sounds good too.... are these full, letter
    sized sheets, with pre-applied adhesive on the back, that you can cut to
    your size, and then stick on the glossy map ?

    Thanks again !!

    James, May 26, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Yes and yes. And use a rubber roller too to make sure the whole contact
    area is glued.

    Please don't top post.
    Alan Browne, May 26, 2012
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    notbob Guest

    So, why did you post this question to these other groups?,,,rec.gardens

    You were hoping a housecleaner or a hifi geek could help you? Pull it
    out, James. ;)

    notbob, May 26, 2012
  6. James

    James Guest

    rb, please, please, go suck a duck
    James, May 26, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest


    .....unless of course you have something very specific in mind. ;-)
    Savageduck, May 26, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    I'd print it on sticky label stock which are self-adhesive. Label
    stock is available in many sizes up to 8.5" x 10".
    tony cooper, May 26, 2012
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    James Guest

    Thanks Tony !!!!

    James, May 26, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Good idea. I'm thinking 'art' when I should be thinking 'office'.
    Alan Browne, May 27, 2012
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    Whiskers Guest

    If you mean you're getting a professional picture-framer to do it all,
    their advice would probably be worth getting. They should have suitable
    materials and equipment (and experience) readily to hand.
    Don't use the sticky tape sold in stationary shops or supermarkets, it
    damages permenantly but sticks only for a short time.

    I'd suggest that you have the framer mount the map and legend
    seperately behind a 'mask' with two openings; that way the map needn't
    be covered or defaced at all, and each document can be secured using
    appropriate methods. You might want to reconsider the layout of the
    legend to make it fit neatly into an opening below the map.

    You don't want either the map or the photocopy printout to touch the
    glass at all.

    I'm a little concerned about the "regular copier paper"; that probably
    isn't of 'archival' grade, so can be expected to discolour and decay
    relatively quickly, especially exposed to light.
    Whiskers, May 27, 2012
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