Dry mounting is a process in which a picture or art is glued to a mounting board for display purposes. The technique uses an iron or heat press to bond the artwork to the mounting board.
Dry mounting requires a piece of dry-tissue adhesive to be placed between the artwork and mounting board. The iron or heat press melts the adhesive and secures the artwork to the board.
Dry mounting flattens the artwork and gives it a nice, clean look. It's also faster and easier than wet mounting.
Dry mounting is ideal for mounting photographs, posters and any flat artwork that is sensitive to water and unfit for wet mounting.
Dry mounting is almost always an irreversible process. The mounting board used will vary depending on the situation, but the most often used type is a foam core board.
Dry mounting should not be used on valuable artwork or photos because of the heat involved in the process. Materials may bubble, scorch or prematurely age, damaging their value.
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