mounting is a permanent mounting process where the art is
glued to a mounting board, using heat and pressure. The mounting
board is usually a foam core board, but other boards can be
used depending on the circumstances of how the art will be
tissue type adhesive is placed between the art and the mounting
board. This combination is then inserted into a vacuum press
and heated up to activate the adhesive while the press applies
method does take out the creases, wrinkles and even most of
the original fold lines. In other words, it makes it look
you walk into a regular local frame shop with a folded poster,
this is the first thing they want to do because it's the accepted
way to handle 'regular' art prints.
often when we've gotten quotes to get a poster framed, the
frame shop would automatically include dry mounting in the
quote without ever even mentioning it
and you say
'well, what's wrong with that?'
though it makes the poster look better, it destroys a lot
of the value of the piece, so we strongly recommend AGAINST
it. There are other ways to prepare your poster for framing
if you have a decent framer.