As an alternative to framing, Vivid Print offers plaquemounting, foam core drymounting and lamination.
Plaquemounting involves mounting your artwork to a custom piece of mdf wood and finished with a premium, non-glare, UV-blocking laminate. The edges of the plaque are then bevelled and coloured. A slot in the back allows for easy hanging on the wall. The finished piece is a very durable, eye-catching way to protect and display your poster, print, photo, or artwork.
Advantages of plaquemounting
Do you have a high-traffic location, a home overrun with larval humans or are accident prone? Plaquemounting is the perfect solution! Mounted directly onto MDF and finished with an overlaminate, there is no glass to shatter should your plaquemount be hit by a stray soccer ball, poorly aimed frisbee or drunken stumble. Because of it's durability, plaquemounting is perfect for commercial and office environments and for long-term applications.
Your plaquemount image is printed with archival, pigment based inks and coated with a UV-protective laminate, and press mounted. This also means, however, that the plaque mounting process is irreversible. As such, we do not recommend plaquemounting important original artworks or posters. It is best to create a digital image of the piece and mount that instead.
Please note that if you choose to provide your own print for mounting, 1/8" will be trimmed from each side of the image when bevelling the edges.
Our plaquemounts are available in two depths 7 edge colours. Usual turn-around time for this service is a week to 10 days.
If you’ve ever been to a trade show, conveinishingntion or any event with a lot of signage, you’ve probably come across a foam core mounted sign of some kind.
Foam core is lightweight, and easily cut material used for the mounting of photographic prints. It is made up of three layers. The inner layer is made of polystyrene foam clad, with the two outer layers made of white claycoated paper.
The board is then used as a backing for large color posters and banners so that they are sturdier and can stand up straight.
It is usually self adhesive, so special techniques (that vary depending on size) are needed to mount the printed poster onto the board so that it looks flush and free of bubbles or any other imperfections.