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Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 1:09 pm
by Nicodemus317
So, I've done a ton of framing through FrameDestination, including an oversized Geddes, but I've never floated a print before.

I recently picked up 'Power & Glory' Letterpress and I was thinking of trying my hand at floating it. Would this guide, and the accompanying video above, be a good starting point for a first time floater?

Are there other methods for floating not covered here? Thanks again for such a phenomenal resource Chris!

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 1:23 pm
by CHR1S
Nicodemus317 wrote:So, I've done a ton of framing through FrameDestination, including an oversized Geddes, but I've never floated a print before.

I recently picked up 'Power & Glory' Letterpress and I was thinking of trying my hand at floating it. Would this guide, and the accompanying video above, be a good starting point for a first time floater?

Are there other methods for floating not covered here? Thanks again for such a phenomenal resource Chris!
Yes there are other methods. The method I demonstrated in this thread is my preferred method and is probably overkill for most prints. Especially for a print the size of 'Power & Glory.' Although I've floated a couple OBEY letterpress prints and used this same method. With smaller prints some might just adhere the mulberry directly to the backing board without cutting and using the slits. I like the precision of the slits. And a letterpress with it's nice deckled edges is the ideal type of print to float.

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 1:14 am
by Codeblue
Feel free to post more tutorials whenever the mood strikes!

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 12:06 pm
by jjttdw
Great stuff. I've framed 10 or so things myself but nothing floated. Gonna have to give it a try.

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:37 pm
by PaintByNumbers
Has anyone tried floating a print between two sheets of glass/acrylic? Curious what materials would best/safely adhere to the glass/acrylic backing. Thanks!

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:46 pm
by peacedog
PaintByNumbers wrote:Has anyone tried floating a print between two sheets of glass/acrylic? Curious what materials would best/safely adhere to the glass/acrylic backing. Thanks!
That's called a trap float. You can still use a variety of hinging techniques but you typically have to use something with self adhesive to attach to the glass/plexi backing. Trying to keep everything perfectly clean and free of fingerprints while you're working is the real challenge.

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:05 pm
by TOTM
No fudge!

Just finished framing a last minute exhibition jobbie for a local artist & really cannot believe she talked me into doing this… Never again!
Cherish Marrington 1.jpg
Cherish Marrington 2.jpg

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:06 pm
by TOTM
Cherish Marrington 3.jpg
Cherish Marrington 4.jpg
Original pen & ink artwork on paper, hinged onto rag mat mounting board & double sided tape onto glass backing with acrylic spacer inbetween two sheets of glass… Heavy as drymount!

Stressed this was only a short term solution, good for the show but just heard both sold, good for her & now flustered, worrying about the long term for the pieces… Buuut if I was to do again, most definitely would be thinking it rather between two pieces of acrylii for obvious reasons & would also be very interested in hearing any other trusted methods/techniques of attaching to either backing, for a longer term display solution.

Danke…

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:09 pm
by TOTM
And yes... I very much need to re-cover me benches with some new calico!

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:20 pm
by Kramerica
Bump.

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:13 pm
by Scottjohnston
Bump

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:14 pm
by Ilja
Bump

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:20 pm
by Codeblue
Did ya give it a go?

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:25 pm
by papaver
can anyone post the original pics that go with the tutorial?

Re: Floating a Print

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:46 pm
by Codeblue
Oof.