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    Mounting chromographic prints

    What are the alternatives these days for mounting chromographic (i.e., regular chemically
    processed color) prints on museum board? I've been using the 3M photo mounting adhesive spray, but it's a pretty hair-raising experience since it wants to get on the glossy surface and often finds a way to do so. The last time I priced Seal dry-mount
    presses they were staggeringly expensive, and I don't know whether you should
    really use them for color. Any advice much appreciated.

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    Re: Mounting chromographic prints

    Can you corner mount them to a board and window matte them? That's always my preference, not to use adhesive of any kind at all.
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    Re: Mounting chromographic prints

    I have been using PMA (positionable mounting adhesive) for years. It's fairly simple to use and has withstood everything I've thrown at it. I've kept the mounted photos in my van with temps exceeding 95 and then in my garage during the winter with temps below zero. The adhesive has kept all photos perfectly flat with no lift. No press is necessary. That being said, if the only problem you are having is getting spray on the front of a fuji crystal archive print, a little acetone should remove it without damaging the surface. Jim

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    Re: Mounting chromographic prints

    I have been using the 3M contact adhesive for the past 6 or 7 years. You just burnish it on. It is much easier to control than the spray.

    A 50' roll of 11" is $36

    16" is $50

    24 " is $115

    It is archival and keeps the print flat on the mounting board.
    al

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    Re: Mounting chromographic prints

    Thanks, all. I will give these a try.

    Regards,
    Joe

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