2) PRESENTATION: The other important consideration is to present the artwork in a visually interesting and appropriate manner designed for the client’s tastes.
Archival: means that the materials will not disintegrate under their own power or contaminate the object it is in contact with.
Acid-free: refers to the matting and backing material as acid-free or neutral ph. An acidic mat board or backing can cause mat burn.
Dry mounting: adhering the paper or artwork to a board (foam board, cardboard, etc.) using heat, pressure, and usually a tissue laminate.
Wet mounting: adhering the paper or artwork to a backing board using wet glue and pressure.
Spray mounting: adhering the paper or artwork to a backing board using a spray adhesive and pressure.
Hinging: adhering the artwork to the mat or backing board using an appropriate acid-free hinging tape. There are many different hinging materials and techniques to be used depending on the particular job.