THE PLAK ART™ PROCESS
Our skilled craftsmen begin with 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). The protective laminate is applied to the surface of the artwork. This layer safeguards your print or photo from the ravaging effects of the environment; dirt, dust, even the harmful UV rays of sunlight. PRINT MOUNT offers more choices than our competition.
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. Your completed PLAK ART™ is individually packaged with styrofoam corners and shrink-wrapped for protection in handling and transport.
All work is received and completed at our facility in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Custom “mat” treatments are available; we “float” your artwork by mounting it first to matboard, then finish as usual. Call for details.
Can’t find the color you want among the eighteen standard edge colors? Your pieces can be custom finished with the acrylic latex of your choice. Simply provide us with your custom paint, and we’ll apply your custom color in the finishing process.
Your pieces can be custom labeled with your shop’s name and address at no additional expense, or we can apply your specialized label, if provided.