The plaque mounting process was introduced to North America in Canada in the early 1970's and, in recent years, has gained popularity in the United States as well. Posters, diplomas, certificates, and children's art are among the items most commonly displayed with this mounting method. Other items include photos, magazine covers, news clippings, and even flowers.
With this process a protective laminate is applied to the surface of your fine art print or photograph, certificate or diploma, map or computer output. You choose from a selection of six surface finishes; Gloss (attractive satin-gloss), Satin Matte (smooth, reduced-glare), Matte (smooth, non-glare), Linen (classic laid finish), Canvas (natural woven appearance) and Heavy Canvas (simulated painting). This layer safeguards your print or photo from the ravaging effects of the environment; dirt, dust, even the harmful UV rays of sunlight.
Your laminated print is next permanently bonded to 3/8" mdf. This is the same quality product used in the furniture industry to create high-end, laminated cabinetry. The back side is routed with a custom keyhole, allowing the finished piece to be hung flush to a wall without wire. The laminated and mounted piece is then shaped with a 45° bevel and finish-sanded. Thermofoiled "paint" is applied to the beveled edge in the final step. This finished edge is available in your choice of eighteen standard colors. We also offer a Plaque Mount Box option. Your laminated print is permanently bonded to 1/8" masonite and fitted with a 3/4" box frame. The piece is then shaped with a 45° bevel and finish-sanded. Thermofoiled "paint" is applied to the beveled edge in the final step. This finished edge is available in your choice of three standard colors. Your completed Plaque Mount Box stands 7/8" away from the wall.