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Diasec ®

Diasec ®

The archival properties of the Diasec ® process have made it the benchmark when displaying photographs in galleries and museums across Europe. We are proud to be the sole agent of Diasec® in Africa, making South Africa one of only eight countries licensed to perform this exclusive, face-mounting procedure.

Diasec® is a patented method of face-mounting the image side of a print to transparent acrylic glass, while the back of the print is mounted onto Dibond®. Sandwiched between the acrylic glass and Dibond®, the print is perfectly flat with a high-gloss finish.

Diasec® printing vs Diasec® framing. One of the most common questions we get asked is – what is Diasec printing. Diasec is actually a framing method, and the print is just one part of this process.

Traditional framing isn’t necessary, as a hanging mechanism is attached directly to the Dibond® backing, which floats the artwork 25 mm from the wall. If you prefer a more contemporary look, the Diasec® mounted artwork can be fitted into a frame.

Archival properties:
Diasec® is archival.

Turnaround time:

7 – 10 working days


Learn more about Diasec® in the video below:

 

 


Face-mounting process on acrylic glass:

  • Unique light refraction properties emphasize colour contrast and detail
  • High-gloss finish
  • Adhesive substance used contains a UV filter
  • Adhesive is acid-free
  • 30-year-guaranteed lifespan

Dibond®

  • Archival
  • Lightweight
  • Exhibition quality
  • 100% flat: resistant to bowing

Diasec® is available in many sizes.

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Q&A with Monique Loeblich
- Framing Consultant

Monique's years of framing experience have made her the ultimate go-to person, no matter how big or how small your framing needs.
What’s the difference between Diasec® and Dibond®?
  • Diasec® is a process whereby an image is pasted onto transparent acrylic glass using a special solution, which is then bonded onto an aluminium plate permanently sealing the image.
  • Dibond® is an aluminium composite sheet, which we use in a process whereby we paste an image onto dibond without acrylic glass.
How do I hang my Diasec®?

We attach batten fixings; a simple and effective way to hang your art. It is basically an Aluminium subframe.

How do I clean my artwork?

Even when your Diasec® is handled with care, dirt and impurities like fingerprints can occur.

  • Diasec® surfaces should be cleaned manually from top to bottom.
  • Dry clean with Vilene or fleece cloth (for mirrored surfaces) – do not add a liquid cleaning agent.
  • If dry cleaning is not sufficient, warm water can be used for pre-cleaning then dry with a fleece cloth.

Do not use:

  • abrasive pads
  • powerful alkaline clean agents (i.e. potassium hydroxide, sodium carbonate or caustic soda)
  • powerful acidic products
  • heavy abrasive scouring agents

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