Probably the most impressive way and most popular to display colourful images is as diasec in my Kleinmond photographic gallery. There various options to frame a diasec. All my images are available in diasec.DIASEC® is a patented frameless
archival photographic mounting procedure that originated in Europe four decades
ago. The Dutch company that owns the patent has only awarded 9 licences to
perform the procedure in the last two decades, with the most recent being
awarded to our framers here in Cape Town. This licence not only guarantees
exclusivity of the procedure in South Africa, but also in the African continent
as a whole. It is also the first licence to be awarded in the Southern
What makes DIASEC® so special?
A photographic print is cold-mounted
onto DiBond, an archival substrate consisting of a sheet of composite foam
compressed between two sheets of aluminium. This gives the substrate incredible
rigidity while keeping it light weight. A sheet of archival acrylic glass
(Perspex) is then mounted onto the print using a specialised silicone adhesive,
essentially sandwiching the print between the DiBond and acrylic glass. The
combination of archival acrylic glass and specialised silicone renders an
impressive UV resistance of 98%, giving a DIASEC® mount a guaranteed life span
of 30 years and longer.
The archival properties of the DIASEC® procedure have made it the benchmark
when displaying photographs in galleries and museums across Europe.
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