Acrylic Face Mounts

See your images like never before in an Acrylic Face Mount! This alluring frameless treatment adds depth, density, and dynamic saturation to any work.

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What Is An Acrylic Face Mount?

Unrivaled in brilliance and durability, this acrylic giclee process is permanent and creates a frameless piece that “floats” off the wall. Acrylic Face Mounts were initially reserved for commercial and signage printing, but over time and with the introduction of alternative printing processes, Acrylic Face Mounts have made their way into galleries, museums and homes worldwide. 

You may wonder, why choose an Acrylic Facemount? Artists and consumers choose Acrylic Face Mounts over traditionally framed paper and canvas prints for the high-gloss and frameless effect. The look is incredibly modern and customizable with a few choice options. At Tribeca Printworks, we print on either a standard high-gloss photo paper or a metallic photo paper for added luminescence. The acrylic is also customizable with 1/4″ clear glossy acrylic for the maximum high-gloss finish or 1/8″ non-glare acrylic for a slightly matte effect. Because the print is permanently fixed to the acrylic, it will remain perfectly preserved and safe from dust and abrasion. Due to the incredibly slick and smooth nature of both the paper and acrylic surfaces, we find that this treatment works best for crisp and clear imagery. 

An Acrylic Face Mount is the optimal choice for vibrant, high-definition photography and artwork. This treatment is available in any custom size up to 40×60″ and can be further finished with a Black or White custom-built Floater Frame. 

How Are Acrylic Face Mount Prints Made?

Photo prints are usually made via one of two methods — direct printing or face mount printing. Here at Tribeca Printworks, we use the face mount process to create our HD acrylic prints. Even though this method is more involved, the finished result is sleek and will draw the eye no matter where you hang it.

Acrylic Face Mounting is the process of creating a high-gloss archival pigment print, applying a double-sided clear adhesive between the print and acrylic (also known as plexiglass), and backing it with 3mm sintra and a wooden cleated platform for hanging. This method provides a rigid backside to help support the print.

The edges of the Face Mount are then diamond-polished to lock in the print and provide an exquisite shine to the finished piece. Backed with a French cleat hanging system your acrylic framed artwork will look like it’s floating on your wall, creating even more of an eye-catching effect.

Each style delivers a unique look and feel. For example, the metallic photo finish prints your art on metallic glossy paper with a pearlescent finish. This style works best for those who want to create a statement piece in any space. For more of a subdued, refined look, our 1/8″ non-glare acrylic is an excellent option. Here at Tribeca Printworks, we have a variety of acrylic face mount options for you to choose from. We offer:

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1/4″ Glossy
Acrylic

1/8″ Non-Glare
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Metallic Photo
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Floater Frame

When Should I Photo Print Onto Acrylic?

Custom acrylic photo printing works beautifully for all types of wall art. However, it’s excellent for images that have a lot of detail and color saturation, as this method of printing will enhance both the clarity and colors of an image. Because light refracts when it strikes and passes through the plexiglass, your image will look extra-saturated and multidimensional.

With this sleek, polished style, acrylic framed prints complement both modern and contemporary styling. The frameless floating effect creates a very clean look. Whether they are used to deliver a decorative statement in a home or to display artwork in a gallery, acrylic face mounts will display your images at their best.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Plexiglass Face Mounting?

Acrylic photo prints allow you to professionally display your artwork while giving your images a superior finish. Other printmaking processes simply can’t deliver the same vibrancy and intensity that you get using this method. Along with making your image crisp, acrylic photo art delivers a high gloss finish that adds depth and illuminates the subject.

Both hobby and professional artists and photographers will be able to take advantage of the many benefits of acrylic photo art. This method is accessible to everyone — you can even make face mounted acrylic photo prints from photos stored on your phone.

Along with their many aesthetic benefits, acrylic face mounts offer several practical benefits as well. This method:

  • Results in durable, long-lasting works of art.
  • Helps stabilize the print.
  • Delivers UV protection.
  • Makes your art shatter-resistant.
  • Offers protection from abrasion and dust.
  • Waterproofs your photo art.

Tribeca Printworks: Your Source for Acrylic Prints for Your Home or a Gallery Showing

Tribeca Printworks has over 40 years of combined experience in the art industry. When you need acrylic printing services, we’ll serve as your trusted one-stop shop. We simplify the process from start to finish so we can help bring your vision to life. 

With our fast turnaround, you’ll be enjoying your new acrylic prints in a matter of days. To start designing your photo art, contact our team for a free consultation.

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