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The benchmark for photographic display – the number one choice for galleries and museums worldwide.

We are proud to be the sole agent of the Diasec ® face-mounting method in Africa.

Framing Consultants framing@orms.co.za 021 469 1985 7 - 10 working days

What is Diasec®?

Diasec is an archival mounting and framing method.

It is the process of mounting and sealing a print between two substrates – acrylic glass and Dibond® - to create a rigid, high-quality, exhibition standard artwork.

The process was invented by Heinz Sovilla-Brulhart in 1969 and is still the preferred method of archival mounting across the globe.

   DIASEC METHOD VIDEO

How does it work?

Artwork is first printed onto a fine art or photographic paper of your choice.

The print is then face-mounted, image side up, to transparent acrylic glass (Perspex) using advance mounting techniques and a series of chemicals.

Adhesion of the print takes place chemically when two liquid components come into contact and thus leaves the print archivally sealed - dust and air free.

The back of the print is then mounted onto Dibond® - an aluminium and plastic composite sheet. Sandwiched between the acrylic glass and Dibond®, the print is left perfectly flat with a high-gloss finish.

What are the advantages of Diasec?

  • Unique light refraction properties emphasize colour contrast and detail
  • Colours are brilliant and the images appear sharper, due to the refraction properties of acrylic glass and the specialised adhesion process
  • The print is more resistant to harmful UV rays and discolouration;
  • The print is effectively protected against mechanical stress
  • 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 framing look, the Diasec® mounted artwork can be fitted into a frame.

Diasec ® Compatible Paper

PAPER TYPEpaper-type WEIGHTpaper-type TEXTUREpaper-type PAPER TONEpaper-type FINISHpaper-type MAX PRINT SIZEpaper-type
Photographic Papers
C-type Fuji Matt 250 g/m² Smooth Bright White Lustre / Slight Sheen 1200 x 2800 mm
C-type Fuji Metallic Gloss 240 g/m² Smooth Metallic / Pearl High Gloss 1200 x 2800 mm
Fine Art Papers
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 g/m² Smooth Off White Matt 1100 x 3000 mm
Epson Hot Press Natural 300 g/m² Ultra-Smooth Warm White Matt 1500 x 3000 mm
Watercolour Paper 180 g/m² Slight Texture Radiant White Matt 1100 x 3000 mm