Developed as "Diasec" in Europe in 1969, Facemounting involves adhering an image to a clear substrate such as Plexiglas™. Through the years, the process has been refined, and has recently seen a surge in popularity with photographers and galleries.
Facemounting creates a permanent bond directly between the image and the back of the Plexi. With the image mounted behind the Plexi, light refracts in such a way that makes the colour pop and provides an almost 3D effect, with the image appearing sharper than ever before. With gallery lighting it may almost appear as if the piece is back-lit. This cannot be achieved with direct printing or glass in traditional frames.
Facemounted prints are backed with aluminum composite panel for a strong, structurally stable piece. You may choose to add an Opus Float Mount System to display the finished piece as is, or encase it in a floating frame with a thin profile for added protection and a clean, modern presentation.