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Dooglestar
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p.1 #1 · Acrylic Printing Advice


Hi,

I'm preparing an exhibition and plan to use Acrylic as my preferred way to mount. However I'm not sure whether to print directly onto the acrylic or encase a photo into the acrylic. It's a quality issue, I've seen other examples of work directly printed onto the acrylic glass and it didn't seem to be as good quality (pixelation) as what the encased photo are.

If anyone has experience in this area I'd appreciate your input.

Thanks



Mar 06, 2014 at 04:04 PM
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p.1 #2 · Acrylic Printing Advice


I've been looking at this option lately as well. Just yesterday, I sent a print to BumbleJax to have face-mounted to 1/4" acrylic.
http://blog.bumblejax.com/acrylicplexi-prints-photo-mounting/

BumbleJax was my choice for some of what you mentioned vs. direct print to acrylic. Printing directly to acrylic will not give the same standard of resolution or vibrancy of a traditional print that is face-mounted to acrylic. The face-mounting process is sometimes called diasec, which you can google and find some information on. Here is a helpful thread on diasec:

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=001YUe

I chose to print the image on my own and send it to BumbleJax to have mounted, but they will print for you as well and I believe they use an HP large-format. I printed onto LexJet Sunset Metallic with my Epson 9900 and signed the print before mailing it to them.



Mar 06, 2014 at 08:26 PM
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p.1 #3 · Acrylic Printing Advice


Thanks for the BumbleJax link!


Mar 13, 2014 at 11:48 PM





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