• Mounting and Encapsulation
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About Mounting and Encapsulation

Our mounting, sealing and encapsulation services can ensure your items are finished to a high standard. At Instant Print West One, we can handle any of your requirements in-house.

How does Mounting and Encapsulation work?

Mounting is the process of converting paper prints into finished, excellent displays which are ready to hang. It is great for display graphics, signs and posters. We can mount onto various materials including 1mm card, 3mm Foamex and 5mm foam board, just to name a few. Mounting on card has been a common practice for framing prints for centuries, but more modern materials such as Foamex are becoming increasingly popular. Foamex, also known as PVC board, is a lightweight material, yet very strong and durable.

If you want to protect the poster from the elements or to just add a finish then matt seal, gloss seal or encapsulation is what you need.

Encapsulation is the process by which a printed paper or board being covered and sealed with a tough plastic film. This gives the item a professional appearance and strengthens the encapsulated item, which may improve its useful life. An overlap is left around the edge in order to get a seal that is waterproof, and prevents moisture, dirt etc. from being able to penetrate item. The film is joined to the surface of the item so this overlap can be trimmed off if it doesn’t require waterproofing. Encapsulation is commonly used for display graphics, maps, ID badges, banners  and many more.

What is it commonly used on

We can work on the following items:

  • Foamex
  • Foam Board
  • PVC Board
  • Moisture/Dirt Protection
  • Matt/Gloss Encapsulation

Please feel free to contact us at Instant Print if you have any questions about our mounting and encapsulation services. We’d gladly help with any of your enquiries!

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