How to dry mount ink jet prints

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Birk Binnard, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. Birk Binnard

    Birk Binnard Guest

    I've framed quite a few of my photos and have noticed some of them have
    developed waves. Most are 8x10 (some are larger) printed on my Epson 1280.
    The frames are metal with glass fronts and cardboard backs.

    I've read that you can't dry-mount inkjet printouts because they contain too
    much moisture. Plus a drymount machine is expensive. Will mounting them on
    foam board with spray-on adhesive work better? That would sure be a lot
    cheaper to do.
     
    Birk Binnard, Oct 25, 2003
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    Trev Guest

    Personaly I'm not keen on spray Glue. If you can find some "Cow" gum I
    would go for it.
     
    Trev, Oct 25, 2003
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  3. I see this quite a bit in stranger's homes. That's how I can tell which
    one's, I assume, they printed themselves.
    Before printing spray the back of the paper with a light coating of
    non-glossy fixative.
    Mark_
     
    mark_digitalĀ©, Oct 25, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    The framing place where I have my inkjet prints mounted uses the lower heat
    setting - we are not sure that is necessary, but it works. I have prints
    that have been mounted for more than 4 years now and they are fine.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Oct 25, 2003
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  5. Birk Binnard

    Birk Binnard Guest

    Thanks for all the replies. Since we already have some foam board I'm going
    to try the double-sided sticky paper and see how that works. I'll report
    back with results.
     
    Birk Binnard, Oct 25, 2003
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