Many friends who come into contact with the dazzling metal print for the first time, in addition to being amazed by the brightness of the color and the 3D three-dimensional effect, one of the most common things to do is to turn to the back of the work, wanting to find out the details of the dazzling metal print Framed way. As soon as I got the metal print, I was very surprised that the dazzling metal print is so light (because there is only an aluminum plate and an aluminum frameless picture back hanging frame). Another surprise is that apart from the aluminum plate and frameless picture back hanging frame In addition, the front side can achieve such a good brightness without special treatment, and the back side can have such a flatness without adding a back plate, etc. Finally, a conclusion will be amazed: "This is really like an ultra-light version of crystal mounting." , "The effect is really similar to crystal mounting, but the weight is too light"...
Every time I hear such an exclamation, I always find it interesting. The original text of crystal mounting commonly known in Taiwan is Diasec, which is a special patented technique of pasting transparent acrylic on the surface of photographic paper. It has been practiced abroad for many years, and many international-level photographers The master also chose Diasec to mount his masterpieces. Today, let us talk about this mounting method that has a certain market in the world and Taiwan: Diasec!
The above short video introduces the Diasec construction method, and the time content is as follows:
- 0:28 What is crystal mounting?
- 0:48 The beginning of crystal mounting
- 2:00 International master Andreas Gursky is also a crystal framer
- 2:45 Matters needing attention when ordering crystal mounting
- 3:40 Crystal mounting is a patented technique
Due to time constraints, we only point to some content in the video, and explain it in detail here, so that interested friends can understand it better.
Diasec® is a patented framing technique
You may not be aware that Diasec® is a patented mounting technique, and you must apply for and complete a complete training from Diasec-Support BV, a specialized Dutch agency, including the equipment, knowledge and techniques required for Diasec mounting, and most importantly, the mysterious adhesive Formula, and approved by the agency, is considered one of the Diasec® patented framing merchants.
It can be seen from this that although we all call it "crystal mounting" in Chinese, the devil is hidden in the details. In the international market, it can be roughly divided into formal Diasec and informal Diasec. If we look at foreign websites, if the patented Diasec crystal mounting method is not used, the store will express it in other terms, such as White Wall Photo Lab and Yellow Corner call it Photo Print Under Acrylic Glass, and will avoid the word Diasec.
At present, there is no merchant in Taiwan that has become a Diasec® patented mounting merchant. You can refer to the Diasec® official website page to know which countries currently have Diasec® patented mounting technology and which merchants in that country have Diasec® patented mounting technology.
Discussion on Non-patented Crystal Mounting Method
When studying international materials, I found that there are not many countries/businesses that have obtained Diasec® patents, but crystal mounting is indeed a very popular mounting method in the market because it can show the modernity and simplicity of the works, so many businesses have their own. Develop technology to create crystal mounts.
When we ordered crystal-mounted works in 2018, we didn’t know that there was a lot of knowledge in them. After a few years, we found that the works deteriorated quickly and the range was also large. I really felt that a finished work was just beginning. They are all beautiful, but it is the most important thing to be able to pass the test of time, but it is not easy to achieve; otherwise, after a few years, the quality of the work will deteriorate, and it will no longer be as beautiful as the new one when placed. What about yourself, your company, or even collectors?
Because we didn't do enough homework and were not careful enough, we spent money to order crystal-mounted works that could not be stored for a long time. Therefore, it is recommended that you do more homework before ordering, ask more about the details of the mounting, and carefully choose a store with good technology and reputation. Otherwise, Will be like us, take the wrong road and spend the wrong money!