For a while now I have been doing some test prints on different types of paper and media to try and find something that was a little different. I had gotten sample packs from every paper manufacturer out there. I would sit up until 3 am printing the same photo over and over on every different type of medium possible. Everything looked the same, nothing really had that "POP." I had heard about face mounting to acrylic but i had never really looked into it. I found a company that did face mounting and gave them a call. They told me what it would cost to have a photo mounted and shipped and I almost fell out of the chair. That is when i decided to learn how to do it myself. So i got on ebay and found a cold press roller. I was all excited to figure this out and start mounting to acrylic. I got the roller in and that’s when the problems started. I set it up and went to practice on the first photo, stepped on the pedal and nothing. Well dammit, now it was time to play mechanic on the roller machine. I sat there with a multi meter trying to figure out what was wrong with it. After an hour on the phone with the manufacturer we finally figured it out. So a week later i got the replacement parts. Now that the roller was working it was time to start practicing. I did a couple small test one and got it figured out. Now it was time to go BIG. I figured bigger was better, well bigger is also a lot harder. With the small ones i could just score and break the acrylic. On the big ones i had to cut it with a saw. Well the saw leaves little chips on the acrylic. So i had to figure out a different way to cut it. Also attaching the adhesive to the acrylic did go quite as planned. The photo would always get bunched up and get a crease in it. So i had to figure out how to fix that. After getting that figured out i finally got a big one mounted to the acrylic. Then I tried to hang it and it turned into an over sized boomerang. So I had to put some braces on the back of it to support the weight of the acrylic. I finally got it all figured out. A picture may be worth a thousand words but seeing is believing … so come out to one of my shows and see for yourself. If you see one you like and want mounted.. tell me now .. I’m on a roll!