Dry mounting, through the use of a vacuum or mechanical heat press, attach
and flattens artwork onto a backing board.
The process is primarily aesthetic, removing small wrinkles and creases as
well as reducing the continual effects of “cockling.”
The process can be either permanent or semi permanent. There are several
methods and products that may be used for dry mounting.
Your design consultant will select and explain the method best suited for
In any case, there are no “wet” materials, such as glue, used in the process.
At Artistic Framing, we use a vacuum press method. The artwork with
backing board and adhesive material is placed into the press. The heat of the
press melts the adhesive while the vacuum removes the residual air, creating
a bond between the art and the backing board.