The following are two distinct types of face laminates.
Viewing your print through optically clear Plexiglas adds an illusion of depth. To produce a face mount, an optically clear adhesive is used to attach the face of the print to Plexiglas. We use the highest rated optically clear adhesive for clarity, strength and UV protection on the market. Our Plexiglas comes in two types, one with 99% UV protection and a more economical option with some UV protection. See an example of a face mount here.
Produces a rich, velvety effect while bringing out image detail and color intensity. The laminate is both scratch and water resistant and fortified with UV and light stabilizers. Because it is applied as an acrylic liquid coating, the process involves dramatically less waste than traditional laminating techniques. Commonly used on canvas, we’ve found it also works well with photo papers. See an example of liquid laminate here.
After a face laminate is applied the next step is back mounting your print to a rigid substrate.