Photo mounting & lamination
Advanced photo lab offers a full range of finishing and photo mounting services. We are not only providing photographic prints, but also finishing services for those prints. We use a variety of mounting substrates from foamcore to Gator Board and Plexiglas.For alternate materials such as masonite and sentra, please contact our customer service for suggestions and quotes.
Prints are mounted on foamcore board using pressure sensitive materials. Foamcore is an inexpensive media to mount prints and is a widely used photo mounting material. It is Styrofoam-cored board sandwiched between paper faces. It’s light weight, durable and extremely smooth surface make it the perfect choice for indoor photo mounting projects.
Gatorboard is a multi-layer composite board with a core of dense and durable polystyrene that resists crushing and denting. Layers of plastics, papers and adhesives surround the core, making the Gator board moisture resistant and rigid. Lightweight Gator board is the ideal choice for rigid indoor photo display. Though the matte black finish is our standard, white, natural and other colors are also available for you to choose from.
Mounted prints on 1/2" or 1" Gator Board can be finished with special edging tape for extra durability and a more finished appearance.
Corners are available square or rounded.
Face mounting of photographic images behind thick plexiglass is undoubtedly the most impressive way of presenting photographs. This technique is widely used in museums and galleries these days. This method adds a third dimension to a two-dimensional image and protects the image against scratches, dirt and aging. Plexiglass photo mounting provides a brilliance and intensity which is not possible with conventional photo mounting methods.
This technique uses the acrylic media with the print fused to a smooth elastic base. The print is fixed to the back of the plexiglass with a special adhesive, forming an airtight bond. Thus the image sharpness, contrast and color saturation are enhanced in the plexiglass mounting method.
Diffusion of light is reduced because of the homogeneous quality of the plexiglass media, thereby making the colors appear more vibrant, intense, and sharper.
The superior qualities of the plexiglass photo mount are not very expensive compared to standard framing.
The best way to protect your poster prints from dust, moisture and UV rays is to laminate the posters. Advanced Photo Lab’s lamination service will help maintain the quality of your poster prints for an extended period.
For promotional and marketing campaigns the laminated posters will look better, attract more attention and increase sales. That is why Advanced Photo Lab recommends laminating all your posters.
Lamination can be accomplished several ways. Hot or cold, on the front or back or both sides and as wide as 60 inches. Our experience will help you decide which is best suited for your requirements.