How do I mount a wrinkled print?
February 4, 2009 4:10 PM Subscribe
How do I mount somewhat wrinkled prints for framing? Or alternately, how can I smooth out a wrinkled screenprint before framing – would a water bath be a horrible idea?
I have an assortment of large prints I've purchased at odd sizes. Most of them have come in mailing tubes and have a curl to them.
I am also a cheapskate when it comes to custom framing. Lately I've taken to purchasing assemble-it-yourself frames at custom lengths from an online store. Upon trying to frame the prints, they all appear buckled and do not sit flat under the mat like I want. The plexiglass does press firmly against the mat by way of some springy clips, so that's not the problem... it's more the print against the mat window and foamcore.
So, am I missing a crucial mounting step? Is there an archival spray adhesive that I should be using to affix the print to the foamcore?
Furthermore, the one print I like the best is the most wrinkled of the lot. It is a screenprint on recycled 100# cover. Would it be ill-advised to give it a water bath in the hopes of evening out the ripples, and then reframing after it has dried?